Navigation Links
Johnson & Johnson Establishes Wellness & Prevention Platform with Acquisition of HealthMedia, Inc.
Date:10/27/2008

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As an initial step in the creation of a wellness and prevention business platform, Johnson & Johnson announced today it has acquired HealthMedia, Inc., a privately held company located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that creates web-based behavior change interventions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

HealthMedia combines advanced technology and behavioral science to effectively emulate a health coach via the web. HealthMedia's suite of interventions provides automated web-based coaching for wellness, disease management, behavioral health, and medication adherence with proven outcomes, increased compliance, reduced medical utilization, and increased productivity. HealthMedia's products have demonstrated improved cost savings for health plans and employers.

William C. Weldon, Johnson & Johnson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said: "It is exciting for Johnson & Johnson to establish a new business platform to offer customers meaningful products and services focused on wellness and prevention that reduce healthcare costs, and at the same time, deliver new growth for our Company. Global healthcare systems, including governments, employers, payers and individuals, are seeking new solutions to more effectively manage spiralling costs of care. Our establishment of a Wellness & Prevention platform recognizes our conviction that a comprehensive solution must begin long before the onset of illness, and that investing in wellness and prevention now can avoid more costly health care expenses later.

"This acquisition represents a critical first step in Johnson & Johnson's commitment to providing products and services that enable consumers to adopt lifestyles and behaviors that reduce the risk of preventable chronic diseases and sustain good health," Mr. Weldon continued.

Nicholas J. Valeriani, Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Office of Strategy & Growth, who is responsible for th
'/>"/>

SOURCE Johnson & Johnson
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Johnson & Johnson Reports 2008 Third-Quarter Results:
2. NCPA Endorses U.S. Senator Tim Johnson for Re-Election
3. Texas Health Resources Receives Grant From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Support Prevention of Family Violence
4. Johnson & Johnson Share Exchange Offer
5. Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson Honored as Healthy Hero by The AMERIGROUP Foundation
6. Governor Rendell Announces Resignation of Health Secretary Dr. Calvin Johnson
7. Johnson & Johnson Unveils Olympic Games Pavilion Featuring Authentic Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Warrior Exhibit
8. U.S. Representatives Gohmert, Granger, E.B. Johnson Praised by THCA for Helping Lead House Effort to Stop $45.6 Million Texas Medicare Cuts
9. Johnson & Johnson Announces Commitment To Adopt Revised PhRMA Marketing Code for Responsible Interactions With Healthcare Professionals
10. Johnson & Johnson to Host Analyst Conference Call on Second-Quarter Results
11. American Dental Hygienists Association and Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. Unveil Honorees of Inaugural HYGIENIST HERO(TM) Recognition Program
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... August 21, 2014 Pack Expo ... Packaging and Processing Technologies. They deliver the industry’s ... into a whole new world of advancement and ... interactive education, and the latest technology and innovations ... exhibitors. This year at Pack Expo International, 50,000 ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Living in a quality residential community means enjoying ... it. A quality Home Owners Association like the one ... , Simpson Mill Plantation, a ... Management, LLC made a recent investment in a quality ... additional amenity for their neighborhood. , Situated near a ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... a challenge. Thankfully, there are Zombies chasing you. , At ... 31,000 health and fitness apps on the market today, and ... to increase physical activity. , Gamification is currently the popular ... to help people get fit. Whether or not it,s the ... just been assumed that gamified apps will work, but there ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV/AIDS ... on trees. , The discovery is based on the ... summer gathering soil and tree samples from areas around ... named Cryptococcus gattii (CRIP-to-cock-us GAT-ee-eye). ... species including C. gattii , causes life-threatening infections ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being born at ... for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The ... a population that has a high prevalence of low birth ... 21,000 black women found that those with a low birth ... diabetes than those with a normal birth weight. The risk ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Absolute I&D Provides Discounted Labor for Pack Expo Chicago 2Health News:Recreation is the Heart of the Community at Simpson Mill Plantation; Chooses American Parks Company™ for New Playground Equipment 2Health News:Recreation is the Heart of the Community at Simpson Mill Plantation; Chooses American Parks Company™ for New Playground Equipment 3Health News:Playing hunger games: Are gamified health apps putting odds in your favor? 2Health News:Fungus deadly to AIDS patients found to grow on trees 2Health News:Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes 2
... for Healthcare ProfessionalsVOORHEES, N.J., March 23 The ... is changing rapidly and has been marked by ... of CDI can be challenging and guidelines for ... to effectively implement key strategies for reducing the ...
... at East African Health Conference in Kenya SILVER ... Inc. (Danya), a communications, research, and technology firm, will ... effectiveness of mobile video-enabled phones in meeting the requirements ... the 3rd East African Health and Scientific Conference. ...
... March 23 Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc., the premier ... cancer biomarker assays, today announced the appointment of ... Dr. Barnes comes to Fujirebio Diagnostics with 25 ... various positions at Abbott and Meridian Bioscience, most ...
... health insurances in Germany have offered an endoscopic examination ... insured persons from the age of 55. Germany was ... bowel cancer a part of its statutory early cancer ... Hermann Brenner at DKFZ have now published a first ...
... get relief from their symptoms and the psychological distress ... , Skin experts and psychologists at The University of ... known as ,electronic Targeted Intervention for Psoriasis, or eTIPS ... better. , "Psoriasis is a skin disease that usually ...
... Clinical Gold Standard Status for VTE Prophylaxis in ... ResourcesWALTHAM, Mass., March 23 Decision Resources, one ... for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that surveyed ... prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the attribute ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Clostridium difficile Infection in Primary Care: Tackling a Virulent Pathogen 2Health News:Pilot Study Using Video Cell Phones for Mobile Direct Observation Treatment (MDOT) to Monitor Medication Compliance of TB Patients 2Health News:Pilot Study Using Video Cell Phones for Mobile Direct Observation Treatment (MDOT) to Monitor Medication Compliance of TB Patients 3Health News:Pilot Study Using Video Cell Phones for Mobile Direct Observation Treatment (MDOT) to Monitor Medication Compliance of TB Patients 4Health News:Fujirebio Diagnostics Appoints Grady Barnes as Chief Scientific Officer 2Health News:Germany: Colonoscopy prevents 15,000 cancer cases 2Health News:Experts turn to Web to combat distressing skin disease 2Health News:Surveyed Experts Indicate That Xarelto Has Advantages Over Lovenox in the Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Medically Ill Patients 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014  Aptuit LLC announces that Aptuit ... , has enhanced its capabilities in the ... and large molecules, including biologic drugs, metabolites, and ... Q-TOF mass spectrometer. In making the ... said, "The expanded large molecule capability enhances our ...
(Date:8/21/2014)...   Memorial Hermann Health System and The ... a new partnership to provide a new level of specialized ... in the greater Houston area. ... exclusive provider of professional breast radiology services for five of ... The Woodlands , Northeast, Southwest and ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... -- Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML ), a multivariate ... has appointed Holly B. Bauzon as Vice ... Bauzon has a proven track record in both increasing ... companies. She has more than 20 years of healthcare ... the position of Director, Lab Services Sales and Managed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aptuit SSCI Adds Ultra High Resolution Q-TOF Mass Spectrometer for Large & Small Molecule Analyses 2Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 2Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 3Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 4Vermillion Appoints Holly B. Bauzon as VP of Sales and Managed Markets 2
... dysfunction between the ages of 40 and 49 are twice ... according to a new Mayo Clinic study. Researchers also found ... risk of heart disease. "The highest risk for coronary heart ... Ph.D. The study was published in the February 2009 issue ...
... of ABthrax will bring at least $150 million ... Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... delivery of 20,000 doses of its human monoclonal ... National Stockpile for use in the treatment of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Mayo Clinic Study Finds Younger Men With Erectile Dysfunction at Double Risk of Heart Disease 2Mayo Clinic Study Finds Younger Men With Erectile Dysfunction at Double Risk of Heart Disease 3Human Genome Sciences Begins Delivery of First-in-Class Anthrax Treatment to U.S. Strategic National Stockpile 2Human Genome Sciences Begins Delivery of First-in-Class Anthrax Treatment to U.S. Strategic National Stockpile 3Human Genome Sciences Begins Delivery of First-in-Class Anthrax Treatment to U.S. Strategic National Stockpile 4Human Genome Sciences Begins Delivery of First-in-Class Anthrax Treatment to U.S. Strategic National Stockpile 5Human Genome Sciences Begins Delivery of First-in-Class Anthrax Treatment to U.S. Strategic National Stockpile 6Human Genome Sciences Begins Delivery of First-in-Class Anthrax Treatment to U.S. Strategic National Stockpile 7
The Gold Standard Interference Screw is designed to provide solid fixation of bone patellar tendon grafts in ACL and PCL fixation. Its innovative thread design provides excellent fixation of bone bl...
... True/Flex Upper Extremity Intramedullary Rod System offers ... to conventional methods of rodding and plating. ... at the fracture site and enhanced healing4 ... to be easily inserted into the canal. ...
... Provides stable positioning of a patient during hip ... for stable positioning of a patient during total ... attach directly to the operating table utilizing the ... made of semi-dense foam to help prevent pressure ...
... Operating Table has exceptional versatility in ... positioning of fingers and thumb for ... hand, fingers and forearm. It ... base and single use supports and ...
Medicine Products: