The Digital Healthcare Revolution

Call To Life — Dec 2019

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is an American multinational medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company founded in 1886. The company operates over 250 companies. In recent years, the company has remade itself into a health-technology innovator in many ways.

As the digital revolution is sweeping across many industries, healthcare is relatively slow in embracing the digital transformation. While the digital revolution brought by the large tech players and Silicon Valley start-ups poses outright threat for many incumbents in many industries, however, it provides healthcare incumbents more opportunities as these tech entrants still have significant gaps and barriers in understanding the clinical and regulatory process, and they will be willing to collaborate and partner with incumbents instead of threatening and disrupting them.

Although healthcare lags other industries in digitalization efforts, many leading pharma and MedTech companies have started to put efforts in transforming themselves to create more value for patients and embrace opportunities in the digital era. Johnson & Johnson is one of them.