Why I Can’t Say Enough About the Importance of Nursing

Why I Can’t Say Enough About the Importance of Nursing

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Latin America, Medical Education, Middle East, Nurse Development

Countries worldwide are facing unprecedented challenges related to health and health care. This is made worse by a global shortage of 17.4 million qualified health care workers (2.6 million doctors and more than 9 million nurses), according to the World Health Organization. Half of all hospitals are operating with personnel deficits today. If current trends(...)

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Diet vs. Drugs in Treating High Blood Pressure

Diet vs. Drugs in Treating High Blood Pressure

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Health Innovation, Research

If you’re one of the 1.13 billion people worldwide who are suffering from high blood pressure, Johns Hopkins researchers have some encouraging news. According to a new study our investigators published in the Nov. 12 issue of Journal of the American College of Cardiology, changes to your diet in conjunction with reduced salt intake may(...)

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Saving Lives by Lowering High Blood Pressure

Saving Lives by Lowering High Blood Pressure

Posted by  | Health Innovation, Medical Technology, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Precision Medicine, Research

By Dr. Oscar Cingolani We all know high blood pressure is a global threat, often called “the silent killer.” In fact, hypertension is responsible for one in eight deaths worldwide, and it is the major culprit behind stroke, heart and kidney disease. In a new effort to curb this deadly impact, the American Heart Association(...)

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Partners Forum 2017: Outcomes and Off-site Care

Partners Forum 2017: Outcomes and Off-site Care

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Technology, Middle East, Patient Care, Patient Safety

Each year at Johns Hopkins Medicine International’s Partners Forum, leaders from our global affiliates discuss ways to improve health and health care for the collective good. This year’s theme, “The Evolution of Health Care: Predictions and Practices in a Changing Environment,” helped us better understand the context and landscape of health care today. We wrestled(...)

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Partners Forum 2017: Data vs. Delays in Care

Partners Forum 2017: Data vs. Delays in Care

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Medical Technology, Middle East, Patient Care, Patient Safety

We were thrilled to host the recent Johns Hopkins Medicine International Partners Forum, an annual meeting that brings together leaders, care providers and researchers from our nearly 20 affiliates in 15 countries. Looking at the past 20 years of my involvement with Johns Hopkins Medicine International when these relationships developed, this is an event I(...)

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Medical Education Across Borders

Medical Education Across Borders

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Medical Education

As a Johns Hopkins faculty member, I have the privilege of teaching medical students and residents in the classroom and on the wards. I love participating in the learning process—helping students grapple with information, evaluate its potential for impact, and finally put it into play in their own careers and lives. Through my role as(...)

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Brain Drain or Gain?

Brain Drain or Gain?

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Nurse Development

Health care professionals have always been attracted to developed countries in search of better career and educational opportunities, political stability, and greater personal freedom, among myriad other factors. However, we’ve seen this trend go up significantly in recent years. The perceived need to relocate starts early for young people who dream of becoming nurses, physicians,(...)

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Voicing a Silent Epidemic

Voicing a Silent Epidemic

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Medical Education, Middle East, Patient Safety, Research

Blood clots cause the world’s top three cardiovascular killers, and they are the leading cause of preventable death during a hospital stay. Altogether, blood clots kill more people each year than AIDS, breast cancer and car crashes combined. Continuing our discussion on accreditation and uniform health standards in our globalized world, regulatory agencies around the(...)

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Accreditation Brings Rigor

Accreditation Brings Rigor

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Middle East, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

Like me, you probably check reviews before trying a new restaurant or hotel. If we research these small decisions, it’s only logical that when it comes to big decisions like choosing a health care provider, we look for both qualitative and quantitative data to guide our choices. Accreditation is one set of standards we use(...)

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Delving Into a Disaster Drill

Delving Into a Disaster Drill

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Medical Education, Middle East, Patient Care, Patient Safety

As we began our work with Al Rahba Hospital in the United Arab Emirates, leaders there laid out their main priorities—clinical care, research and education—which are the foundation of much of our international collaborative work. However, Al Rahba had an additional request: support for emergency preparedness. The hospital is located near a major highway between(...)

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