Health Innovation

Where It All Started

Where It All Started

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Asia Pacific, Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Medical Education, Patient Care, Research

New collaborators often ask why we formed Johns Hopkins Medicine International, and I love telling our story. JHI’s origins go back to the 1990s and a small group of people who cared for the unique needs of patients coming to The Johns Hopkins Hospital from around the world. The initial idea was to provide these(...)

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Fixing a Broken Model

Fixing a Broken Model

Posted by  | Health Economics, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Patient Care

Imagine going to your mechanic with a burned-out headlight. It should be a clear-cut replacement. Instead, the mechanic reprograms your engine control unit, realigns your suspension and flushes all your fluids. It takes the whole afternoon and costs many times over what you’d budgeted. And when you pull out of the parking lot and flip(...)

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All Paths Converge

All Paths Converge

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Economics, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Patient Care

My work focuses on numbers—accounts, assets, debt and equity. I live and breathe this stuff, so it was a welcome change to write a blog post—with very few numbers—about financial trends we at Johns Hopkins Medicine International are predicting for international collaborative health. Let’s start with the convergence among payors—particularly insurers—and what that might mean(...)

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“Call of Duty” Meets ER

“Call of Duty” Meets ER

Posted by  | Health Innovation, Medical Technology, Patient Safety

As early as the 1960s, the armed services, government laboratories and military think tanks began using the most modern computers available to create computer-based games for training, analysis and virtual warfare. These simulations created a low-risk, yet effective way to test and refine military and political policies and prepare teams to undertake extremely difficult tasks.(...)

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Betting Big on Artificial Intelligence

Betting Big on Artificial Intelligence

Posted by  | Health Innovation, Medical Technology, Patient Safety, Research

Though the term hadn’t yet been invented, the first “smartphone” became available to consumers in 1994. It was the IBM Simon Personal Communicator, and it retailed for today’s equivalent of $1,852—without a contract. Back then, who would have imagined that clunky, expensive mobile could represent the future of medicine? So much has changed nearly 25(...)

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Lose Weight, Eat Right, Ensure Better Health for All

Lose Weight, Eat Right, Ensure Better Health for All

Posted by  | Health Innovation, Patient Care, Precision Medicine, Research

This is the time when many of us set earnest—if unsustainable—resolutions for the year ahead. Come February, the mad rush will have quieted at our local athletic clubs, and our pantries are likely to become home once again to potato chips and double-stuffed Oreos. As we think about what improvements we could make in 2018,(...)

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What Lies Ahead?

What Lies Ahead?

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Patient Care, Precision Medicine, Research

Abraham Lincoln once said, “The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.” Every day, clinicians and researchers from Johns Hopkins are creating the future of health care. They are researching the roots of health and applying breakthrough discoveries to promote wellness and provide better treatments. At Johns Hopkins Medicine International, we(...)

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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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