December 20th, 2012
by Susan Rucci, Johnson & Johnson NYU Global Fellow
Recently, I had the opportunity to be a part of the Johnson & Johnson team at the 4th annual mHealth Summit 2012 in Washington, D.C. Johnson & Johnson was a sponsor of the summit which highlighted emerging best practices for mobile health research and implementation. To me, the conference was an indication of a health care renaissance around mobile health technology that is leading to smarter ways of educating, treating and preventing diseases. It was also a great way for Johnson & Johnson to demonstrate our commitment to helping people around the world live longer, healthier, happier lives.
We believe in the potential of mobile technology to revolutionize the delivery of health information and healthcare and we were proud to showcase several of our mHealth innovations and partnerships that are making that potential a new reality for millions of people around the world.
Here are a few examples:
DIGITAL HEALTH SCORECARD:
Conference attendees got a chance to try out our newly launched Johnson & Johnson Digital Health Scorecard.
The scorecard is like a credit score for your health. It asks seven simple questions about health measures and habits and delivers a single number (based out of 100.) The number indicates where you currently stand and what you can do to lessen the long term risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. According to the World Health Organization, 3 in 5 deaths worldwide are now from chronic health diseases. By 2020, that number will likely rise to 3 in 4 deaths if behavior modifications don’t happen now.