Collaboration

A Welcome Party on World Patient Safety Day

A Welcome Party on World Patient Safety Day

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Collaboration, Latin America, Medical Education, Patient Care, Patient Safety

This post’s publish date, Sept. 17, aligns with International Patient Safety Day, a global campaign to rally stakeholders across health care systems to work together to improve patient safety. I think it bodes well that this is also the day Johns Hopkins Medicine International welcomes Hospital Sírio-Libanês (HSL) into our global collaborative health family. Located(...)

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Promoting Healthy Weight, Patient by Patient

Promoting Healthy Weight, Patient by Patient

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

The patient was a grandmother. She had diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea and a body mass index of 84 — more than four times what experts consider healthy. She waited four years to become an eligible candidate for bariatric surgery, but physicians deemed her case too risky. Then, last October, Hien Nguyen, a Johns Hopkins bariatric(...)

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Filling the Practitioner Pipeline in China

Filling the Practitioner Pipeline in China

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Medical Education

Since 2016, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) has been working with Taikang Insurance Company, China’s largest non-state-owned insurance financial group. If that seems like an unusual partner for Johns Hopkins, Taikang has a dedicated arm that focuses on health care investments and businesses, including health and wellness products and services, continuing care retirement communities, hospitals(...)

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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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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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Bringing Our Global Mission Home

Bringing Our Global Mission Home

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Project Development

It’s been almost two years since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, causing an estimated $100 billion in damage. Health care providers on the island are still seeing increased needs related to chronic conditions, particularly for diabetes. According to a recent Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 41 percent of Puerto Rico residents surveyed who have(...)

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Bermuda Hospitals Board Names Johns Hopkins Top Bidder

Bermuda Hospitals Board Names Johns Hopkins Top Bidder

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Medical Education

For more than three decades, the unique community of Bermuda has held a special place in our hearts at Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI). (You can read more about how we care for Bermudian patients and our on-the-ground efforts to provide information on the latest health advances.) Earlier this month we started a new agreement(...)

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Live From China, It’s Johns Hopkins Medicine

Live From China, It’s Johns Hopkins Medicine

Posted by  | Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Medical Education, Research

Before becoming president of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, I spent eight years overseeing JHI’s educational infrastructure planning and medical training efforts with affiliates, particularly in Asia. My work with JHI has taken me to China at least 15 times, including many visits to Chinese universities and teaching hospitals. Last summer, I traveled to Beijing with(...)

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