Engineering Precision Cardiology

Engineering Precision Cardiology

Posted by  | Care Providers, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Medical Technology, Middle East, Patient Care, Precision Medicine, Research

By Dr. Hugh Calkins Here at Johns Hopkins, we are blending engineering and cardiology to create more personalized approaches to diagnose and treat heart rhythm disorders. Leveraging innovations in cardiac imaging, computer simulations and data science could help us manage these disorders, which can lead to elevated risks of blood clots, stroke, dementia and death.(...)

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Rousing Research Through Global Affiliations

Rousing Research Through Global Affiliations

Posted by  | Collaboration, Middle East, Research

Research is at the foundation of Johns Hopkins Medicine — from basic research, where scientists study how cells function, to clinical research that builds on those findings using trials, to translational research that takes information gleaned from those trials and delivers them to our patients as innovative treatments. Research is also at the foundation of(...)

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When Innovators Unite: Five Years of Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

When Innovators Unite: Five Years of Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health System Sustainability, Middle East, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Project Development

Saudi Aramco traces its beginnings to 1933 when Saudi Arabia signed an agreement with the Standard Oil Company of California. Soon thereafter, a few determined explorers began surveying and drilling to find oil in the Saudi dessert. It wasn’t until 1938, however, that they discovered oil in commercial quantities at the drilling site Dammam No.(...)

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Who’s the Person in Personalized Medicine?

Who’s the Person in Personalized Medicine?

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Care Providers, Health Innovation, Medical Education, Patient Care, Precision Medicine

In health care, we tend to value the new and the next, occasionally with a snub of the tried and the true. I’m thinking about how clinicians today build relationships with their patients. Research findings differ, but on average, patients spend 10 or 15 minutes with their doctor during each visit. Because of changes in(...)

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Burnout: a Crisis Among Physicians in Training

Burnout: a Crisis Among Physicians in Training

Posted by  | Care Providers, Health System Sustainability, Medical Education, Research

Recently, the American Medical Association (AMA) invested $15 million in eight ambitious programs to address the workplace needs of our current health system. Among the goals of this grant was to address the crisis of burnout among training physicians by investing in wellness innovations. In many ways, it is an issue as important and consequential(...)

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One Robot, Zero Radiation, Healing Twice as Fast

One Robot, Zero Radiation, Healing Twice as Fast

Posted by  | Care Providers, Health Innovation, Medical Technology, Patient Care, Patient Safety

By Nicholas Theodore, M.D. If a person’s spine is unstable because of injury, degenerative disease or another cause, he or she may need spinal stabilization surgery to correct the problem. During this procedure, surgeons typically take multiple X-rays to pinpoint where to place screws to stabilize the spine. I was convinced there was a better(...)

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Why We Ask the Big Questions

Why We Ask the Big Questions

Posted by  | Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Latin America, Medical Technology, Middle East, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

For more than a century, Johns Hopkins physicians and scientists have investigated the roots of wellness and made countless advances in medicine — developing breakthrough treatments that change lives. These men and women pioneered surgery for breast cancer, developed CPR, invented the first implantable pacemaker, described the role of Vitamin A to prevent blindness and identified the(...)

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