Health System Sustainability

House Calls and Health Care Today

House Calls and Health Care Today

Posted by  | Care Providers, Collaboration, Health System Sustainability, Patient Care, Patient Safety

By Mary Myers Traditional hospitals today account for about a third of all medical spending—an incredible $1.1 trillion. However, during this era of consolidation across health care, we are seeing a steep decline in inpatient facilities. In fact, 20 percent fewer hospitals are operating in the United States than 35 years ago, and they are(...)

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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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Localizing Clinical Care

Localizing Clinical Care

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

Health care is a competitive business. Hospitals often invest in their clinical programs as a way to distinguish themselves in an increasingly tough marketplace. Hospitals offer clinical programs, such as emergency services, to compete directly for patients. Others use some services as a stepping stone leading to other in-demand care, for example, launching cardiac catheterization(...)

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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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Health Help Wanted

Health Help Wanted

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health System Sustainability, Medical Education, Nurse Development

We’re facing 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 (WHO). Half of all hospitals today are operating with personnel deficits. Health care professionals’ willingness to relocate—even halfway around the world—for better career and educational opportunities is lessening some health(...)

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New Mindset, New Models

New Mindset, New Models

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

Arab Health Congress is the largest health care conference in the Middle East. It takes a year to plan and attracts more than 100,000 attendees and 4,000-plus exhibitors from nearly 160 countries around the world. JHI has participated in the congress for nearly 15 years. Representatives from across Johns Hopkins participated in this year’s event(...)

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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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On the Same Wavelength

On the Same Wavelength

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

My colleagues and I have mentioned in our posts that Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) has nearly 20 affiliates from 15 countries—on five continents. We’re very proud of these affiliations with leading hospitals, health providers, governments and educational institutions from around the world. You may be wondering how we arrive at these relationships. Many organizations(...)

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