What to Expect When We’re Expecting You

Posted by  | Patient Care

Patients from all over the world trust Johns Hopkins to provide high-quality care and the latest treatments. While we match each patient with the best clinicians and caregivers to meet their unique needs, we understand that receiving medical care in another country can be stressful. We recently produced this new video to let international patients(...)

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When Local Care Can’t Do It All

When Local Care Can’t Do It All

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Medical Education, Medical Technology, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Precision Medicine, Research

When you’re ill, it’s a struggle just to change out of your pajamas or heat up a cup of tea. Going into work is out of the question. For patients who are critically ill, traveling for care can feel unbearable. Patients would rather receive treatment locally, where they have family support and can recuperate in(...)

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What’s Behind the Pursuit for Excellence?

What’s Behind the Pursuit for Excellence?

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Patient Care

By Dr. Nelson Novarro At the most recent Johns Hopkins Medicine International Partners Forum, I had the pleasure of presenting Pacífica Salud Hospital Punta Pacífica’s (HPP) journey to open a stroke center of excellence. We successfully opened the center last June, but our journey certainly wasn’t an easy one. We began to discuss the possibility(...)

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The Business Case for Clinical Excellence

The Business Case for Clinical Excellence

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Patient Safety

In the complex and continually changing environment of health care, some institutions—including Johns Hopkins—are differentiating themselves by establishing niche programs that deliver world-class care on selected fronts. Known as centers of excellence, these programs provide patients with specialized expertise and resources, and they offer advantages both within and between health care institutions. Patient-Centered Care In(...)

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#Winning With Equality

#Winning With Equality

Posted by  | Health Care Leadership Development

Women make up 79 percent of the health care workforce, but there are striking disparities at the management level. Women hold only 26 percent of hospital CEO positions and 21 percent of executive positions at Fortune 500 health care companies, according to data from Modern Healthcare. These stats are sobering, but, to me, they’re not(...)

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Pushy vs. Assertive: Why These Words Matter

Pushy vs. Assertive: Why These Words Matter

Posted by  | Health Care Leadership Development

Prior to becoming president of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, I worked for 15 years in human resources, where I became highly attuned to biases in the language we use in the workplace to describe men and women. As a quick exercise, which of the words in these pairs might describe women? Pushy/Assertive. Emotional/Passionate. Abrasive/Direct. Bossy/Strong-minded.(...)

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An Unlikely Journey

An Unlikely Journey

Posted by  | Health Care Leadership Development

This year’s list of the Fortune 500 leaders includes the highest number of women ever … and that number is 24. Globally, only 5 percent of the largest companies have women at the helm. My personal observation is that most organizations’ presidents are men, most are tall, many come from top-tier schools, and few are(...)

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Putting Women’s Health First

Putting Women’s Health First

Posted by  | Collaboration, Middle East

Flight attendants remind us to put on our own oxygen mask before helping others with theirs. This makes sense. But as I flew back from a women’s health event recently, it struck me that this advice goes against my ingrained sense to care for others first. It isn’t always easy for women to put ourselves(...)

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Unraveling Irrationality in Heath Care

Unraveling Irrationality in Heath Care

Posted by  | Health Innovation, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

Reasoning defines human intelligence, yet we all too often make choices that utterly defy logic. We’re impatient or irrational—or both—even when it comes to ensuring our own good health. An earlier post covered the huge risk of overprescribing antibiotics. Overuse exposes patients to potentially dangerous side effects, wastes resources, increases antibiotic resistance and spurs the(...)

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