Patient Care

A Welcome Party on World Patient Safety Day

A Welcome Party on World Patient Safety Day

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Collaboration, Latin America, Medical Education, Patient Care, Patient Safety

This post’s publish date, Sept. 17, aligns with International Patient Safety Day, a global campaign to rally stakeholders across health care systems to work together to improve patient safety. I think it bodes well that this is also the day Johns Hopkins Medicine International welcomes Hospital Sírio-Libanês (HSL) into our global collaborative health family. Located(...)

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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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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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Who’s the Person in Personalized Medicine?

Who’s the Person in Personalized Medicine?

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Care Providers, Health Innovation, Medical Education, Patient Care, Precision Medicine

In health care, we tend to value the new and the next, occasionally with a snub of the tried and the true. I’m thinking about how clinicians today build relationships with their patients. Research findings differ, but on average, patients spend 10 or 15 minutes with their doctor during each visit. Because of changes in(...)

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One Robot, Zero Radiation, Healing Twice as Fast

One Robot, Zero Radiation, Healing Twice as Fast

Posted by  | Care Providers, Health Innovation, Medical Technology, Patient Care, Patient Safety

By Nicholas Theodore, M.D. If a person’s spine is unstable because of injury, degenerative disease or another cause, he or she may need spinal stabilization surgery to correct the problem. During this procedure, surgeons typically take multiple X-rays to pinpoint where to place screws to stabilize the spine. I was convinced there was a better(...)

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