Health Care Leadership Development

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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#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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Reframing Health Leadership

Reframing Health Leadership

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development

No matter whether our organizations are in the United States or any other country around the world, we are seeing far-reaching shifts in the field of health care. Many of us are feeling the impact of rising demand and associated spending, changing demographics, aging populations, the growing prevalence of chronic diseases, increasing patient awareness and(...)

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Possible Side Effects

Possible Side Effects

Posted by  | Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Medical Education, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Research

We know that global trends are changing clinical and preventive health care, research and development, workforce development and education. I encourage those of us in international collaborative health to discuss some of the unintended side effects we’ll encounter as our field grows more connected and complex. Here are some thoughts to get the conversation going:(...)

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Our Next New Frontier

Our Next New Frontier

Posted by  | Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Medical Education, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Precision Medicine, Research

Anyone who was around in the 1950s remembers how the Cold War tension between the United States and then-Soviet Union seeped into everyday life. There was the growing threat of nuclear war, conflict in Korea, and an ideological clash that played out in politics, the media and popular culture. Space became another dramatic stage for(...)

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Inspiring ‘What Is Best in Nursing’

Inspiring ‘What Is Best in Nursing’

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Latin America, Medical Education, Nurse Development

The 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago introduced Americans to hamburgers, the Ferris wheel—and the idea of higher education for nurses. Nurses hosted their first global meeting there, advocating for an educated workforce with professional standards of practice, rather than their traditional role as apprentices in hospitals. This meeting attracted notable and progressive nursing leaders, including(...)

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Advancing Nursing in Saudi Arabia: A Case Study

Advancing Nursing in Saudi Arabia: A Case Study

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

By Zeina Khouri-Stevens I was pleased when my colleague Karen Haller approached me to tag-team on a pair of posts about how Johns Hopkins Medicine International is evolving and empowering the nursing profession at its global affiliations. We decided to use Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) as a successful case study on how we are(...)

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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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