Middle East

Partnering with a Health Care Paragon

Partnering with a Health Care Paragon

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Middle East

By Abdulmohsen A. Al‐Mukhaild As the new chief operating officer (COO) at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), I help align the systems, staff and operations that shape our health system’s ability to meet patients’ needs, as well as their expectations. I was in Baltimore earlier this year to participate in a leadership development program Johns(...)

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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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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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