Middle East

Putting Women’s Health First

Putting Women’s Health First

Posted by  | Collaboration, Middle East

Flight attendants remind us to put on our own oxygen mask before helping others with theirs. This makes sense. But as I flew back from a women’s health event recently, it struck me that this advice goes against my ingrained sense to care for others first. It isn’t always easy for women to put ourselves(...)

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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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Don’t Believe the Hype

Don’t Believe the Hype

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Innovation, Medical Education, Middle East, Patient Care

In a previous post, we discussed that widely available, objective information can help prevent disease and promote health. But you’ve probably observed that a lot of health advice changes if you wait long enough. It’s hard to lead a healthy lifestyle when the rules keep changing. Remind me, where do we stand now on coffee,(...)

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Fueling Medical Discovery

Fueling Medical Discovery

Posted by  | Collaboration, Medical Education, Middle East, Research

Before Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) launched, medical research was not a key focus of Saudi Aramco’s health care division. However, a pioneering group of Saudi Aramco physicians took it upon themselves to advance research efforts. For years they performed investigator-initiated research—studying the diseases and analyzing the data they saw in their practice, publishing in(...)

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Teaming Up Against Stroke

Teaming Up Against Stroke

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Middle East, Patient Care

By Dr. Justin McArthur Stroke care needs to be a team sport. To ensure patients get the right care at the right time, stroke treatment has to bring together experts from across disciplines and medical departments to instill new knowledge about brain repair, neural plasticity and cognition. I am honored to serve as the director(...)

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UAE’s $50M Gift Fuels Stroke Research

UAE’s $50M Gift Fuels Stroke Research

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Middle East, Patient Care

Strokes affect more than 15 million people around the world each year. Nearly 5 million will die from stroke, and many of the rest will be permanently—often severely—disabled. I see firsthand the devastating impact strokes have on patients and their families as my colleagues and I investigate therapies to treat and prevent stroke at Johns(...)

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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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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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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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