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Johnson & Johnson Medical GmbH acquires the Surgical Process Institute 

Johnson & Johnson have recently announced their decision to acquire German software company Surgical Process Institute (SPI) in order to further its...

Catherine Sturman
|Oct 23|magazine6 min read

Johnson & Johnson have recently announced their decision to acquire German software company Surgical Process Institute (SPI) in order to further its digitisation strategy and focus on developing new and upcoming surgical workflows to support medical professionals in the operating theatre.

SPI provides innovative software solutions designed to improve patient outcomes and operating room efficiency by reducing variability in surgical procedures. 

The acquisition further supports Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies digitisation strategy and its ambitions to deliver exceptional patient outcomes through the development and implementation of new and upcoming technologies.

"At Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, we are committed to broadening our portfolio of products and services to meet the changing needs of our customers around the world," explained Sandi Peterson, Group Worldwide Chair for Johnson & Johnson

"SPI's unique offerings have been shown to reduce surgery variability and the time spent in the operating room.  These new digital tools will allow us to deliver a more comprehensive and effective solution for our customers and help them continue to improve patient care."

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Whilst millions of surgeries are undertaken every year, the success of any potential operation depends on the skill of the surgeon amongst many other factors surrounding the procedure, where certain processes are adopted to ensure success.

However, SPI has now developed a way to standardise surgery by providing a new checklist detailing the required steps within a complete surgical experience, incorporating high standards of patient care and quality.  

SPI´s Surgical Procedure Manager (SPM) proprietary software solution, best-in-class surgical standards are now able to be utilised across all teams leading to improved operating room utilisation and efficiency, but also to more consistent outcome and a better patient experience.

"Our aim is to establish optimal medical standards in surgery, so that patients have access to the best treatment no matter where they are undergoing surgery," says Gunter Trojandt, Managing Director Surgical Process Institute.