Health Innovation

Our 20-Year Global Ambassadorship

Our 20-Year Global Ambassadorship

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

In 1998, Johns Hopkins Medicine established a global ambassador, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, to take its mission worldwide. Since then, we’ve worked to help Johns Hopkins Medicine emerge as a pioneer in international collaborative health. Today, we deliver the promise of medicine to people across the globe—through culturally sensitive care at Johns Hopkins Medicine in(...)

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Realizing the Mission: Introducing Our Impact Report

Realizing the Mission: Introducing Our Impact Report

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Care Jobs, Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Medical Technology, Middle East, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

In 1998, with just a handful of staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine established a global ambassador, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI), to take its mission worldwide: improving the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Since then, we’ve grown to help Johns Hopkins(...)

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Before You Send In Your Saliva

Before You Send In Your Saliva

Posted by  | Health Innovation, Medical Technology, Precision Medicine, Research

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests are popular. For a few hundred dollars, companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA promise information about disease risk for customers and their children, details about ancestry, and insights about personal characteristics—like why you may think cilantro tastes like soap. It’s a simple process. Customers just pay, sign a waiver, and send in a(...)

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From Pedometers to Precision Care

From Pedometers to Precision Care

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

By Dr. James Aw The patient, in his early 20’s, was clinically depressed and struggled with sleep. His family physician prescribed him an antidepressant and medication to treat his insomnia. But his mood wasn’t lifting, and his sleep wasn’t improving. He had difficulty at school and was on a waiting list to see a psychiatrist.(...)

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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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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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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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Deadly Resistance

Deadly Resistance

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

Dr. Sara Cosgrove The Scottish physician Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. Since then, antibiotics have transformed modern medicine and saved millions of lives by killing or slowing the growth of the bacteria that cause conditions such as bronchitis and pneumonia. However, shortly after winning the Nobel Prize in 1945, Fleming issued this warning in(...)

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One for the Record Books

One for the Record Books

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Latin America, Patient Care, Patient Safety

On May 11, 2016, Pacifica Salud Hospital Punta Pacifica made history by performing the first successful heart transplant in Panama. For the two years leading up to this event, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) worked with our affiliate Pacifica Salud behind the scenes, providing guidance in clinical programs, staff development, quality and patient safety. As(...)

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