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Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) and Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) have agreed to collaborate on the development of innovative clinical and operational models designed to improve healthcare quality, safety and value, as well as impact overall wellness.
The five-year agreement combines expertise and assets from JHM—among the world’s leading academic medical centers—and Premier’s industry-leading performance improvement analytics and services in order to jointly develop and implement:
- Educational and research projects that focus on areas of strategic importance to members of the Premier alliance;
- Clinical and other prospective research that leverages the Johns Hopkins Institutional Clinical and Translational Research program; and
- Broad, evidence-based analytical healthcare solutions and services that leverage data from Premier’s integrated technology platform PremierConnect®.
In May of 2011, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Walgreens entered into a wide-ranging agreement designed to promote collaboration on population-based research and to jointly review and develop protocols to improve outcomes of patients with chronic diseases. In addition, JHM and Walgreens will together explore the development of new models for improving care for individuals.
Most recently, JHM and Walgreens has expanded their unique collaboration even further through the creation of a jointly owned Walgreens “Well Experience” store, located adjacent to the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore medical campus. The Walgreens store will odder new health and wellness programs for students and staff, as well as residents of the surrounding community.
Johns Hopkins Medicine and Healthways have had a decade long relationship focused on integrating evidenced-based practices into scalable programs to improve population health.
Most recently, Healthways, a global health and well-being improvement company, have developed Innergy™, a commercially available version of the call center-directed weight-loss program pioneered and studied by Lawrence J. Appel, M.D., a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The results of the study were published in November in the New England Journal of Medicine. Under the agreement between Hopkins and Healthways, Hopkins will advise Healthways on the design and implementation of Innergy, continuously evaluate the program, and oversee future enhancements. Several Hopkins faculty members will also serve on Innergy’s scientific advisory board.
Johns Hopkins Medicine, a shared investment partner in Medbridge (formerly Sleep Services of America) for the past ten years, purchased GE Healthcare/Vital Signs, Inc.’s investment stake in the company effective July 1, 2013. This transaction resulted in Johns Hopkins Medicine becoming the majority and principal shareholder. This allows Johns Hopkins Medicine to support a core service in the area of sleep medicine supporting its tripartite mission of research, teaching and patient care.
Johns Hopkins Medicine has formed a strategic collaboration with Under Armour to address several areas of combined interest. JHM provides evidenced-based science and expert insights to Under Armour’s suite of health and fitness applications, including UA Record, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPa, and Endomondo. The collaboration aims to help users maintain and improve their health, wellness, and recovery by tapping into the expertise of world-renowned specialists in medicine and patient care.
Through a $10 million gift, Under Armour has also partnered with Johns Hopkins Medicine to help fund breast cancer research, breast health support programs and a women’s wellness center. The gift is the largest of its kind made by Under Armour and represents the company’s commitment to Baltimore and to women’s health.
Johns Hopkins Medicine has entered into a strategic partnership with Welltower, Inc., a publically-traded healthcare real estate investment trust with aims to transform health care infrastructure through its investments in leading long-term care operators and other health providers. The institution is working with Welltower to address demographic, disease and cost challenges facing our nation’s health care system, with specific emphasis on the aging population.
In collaboration with GE Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine has developed the Johns Hopkins Capacity Command Center, a state-of-the-art data and operations facility located within The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Command Center provides real-time data monitoring and analysis about everything from bed availability to operating room efficiency to patient status and staffing. The models co-developed with Johns Hopkins Medicine are now being used in hospitals around the county, and further collaboration has been established to strengthen the ties between the expertise at Hopkins and the technological capabilities and market channels at GE Health.