SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Johnson & Johnson on Monday hosted a 30-minute walk-through of the Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness Experience. Over the course of the presentation, J&J executives showcased a number of consumer and corporate wellness initiatives implemented by J&J, including its Corporate Athlete Program, the 7-Minute Workout app, the Digital Health Scorecard app and the Care4today app.
“What we wanted to do is to make our retail partners aware … of a lot the of J&J offerings and solutions to really help them with their personal health mission,” Patty Reger, J&J director of sales, communication and administration, told Drug Store News.
“These solutions can have a tremendously positive impact on your lives,” said Chris Jordan, director of exercise physiology of the Human Performance Institute, a J&J company.
For example, the Corporate Athlete Program, offered by HPI, helps individuals better manage their energy levels. The course, based upon 30 years of working with elite athletes, helps identify better food choices, including portion control and frequency of consumption, as well as the implementation of a dedicated exercise program.
Designed by Jordan, the 7-Minute Workout app features 36 exercises and 12 additional workouts that can be individually customized and is great for the road warrior, as it requires no additional tools and can be done in a hotel room. Since January, 500,000 users have downloaded the app. “We are literally helping thousands of people participate in regular activity,” Jordan said.
The Digital Health Scorecard app is designed to help users understand their risk of developing a common chronic illness based on answers to seven health questions that generates a personal health risk factor score. The app has been downloaded by 65,000 users across three platforms and would be an ideal tool for practitioners in prompting health discussions in their conversations with patients. It’s much like a credit score in that it’s directional. Depending upon the lifestyle choices a user makes, the score goes up or down. Currently, the average health risk factor score is 73 on a 1-to-100 scale.
Another tool that can be used in conjunction with a patient consultation is the Care4today app, a personal tool to help users keep track of the right doses of medicines administered at the right times. “It has a database of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements with pictures of the products,” Jordan said.