Patient Care

Talking Turkey on Cancer Care

Talking Turkey on Cancer Care

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Europe, Patient Care, Patient Safety

By Dr. Hişam Alahdab Anadolu Medical Center—an acute-care hospital on the outskirts of Istanbul—recently became the first health care institution in Turkey and the region to earn accreditation from the Organization of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) as a clinical cancer center. The OECI is the only organization recognized in Europe for the high standards of(...)

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WeChatting What’s Best in Children’s Cancer Care

WeChatting What’s Best in Children’s Cancer Care

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Asia Pacific, Clinical Program Development, Patient Care, Research

Johns Hopkins scientists cracked the genetic code for cancer and deciphered the genome of more cancer types than any other research team in the world—among numerous achievements in oncology. These discoveries helped revolutionized how we diagnose and treat pediatric cancers. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center provides one of the nation’s Top 10 pediatric cancer programs, according(...)

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From Pedometers to Precision Care

From Pedometers to Precision Care

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Innovation, Medical Technology, Patient Care, Precision Medicine, Research

By Dr. James Aw The patient, in his early 20’s, was clinically depressed and struggled with sleep. His family physician prescribed him an antidepressant and medication to treat his insomnia. But his mood wasn’t lifting, and his sleep wasn’t improving. He had difficulty at school and was on a waiting list to see a psychiatrist.(...)

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What to Expect When We’re Expecting You

Posted by  | Patient Care

Patients from all over the world trust Johns Hopkins to provide high-quality care and the latest treatments. While we match each patient with the best clinicians and caregivers to meet their unique needs, we understand that receiving medical care in another country can be stressful. We recently produced this new video to let international patients(...)

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When Local Care Can’t Do It All

When Local Care Can’t Do It All

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Medical Education, Medical Technology, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Precision Medicine, Research

When you’re ill, it’s a struggle just to change out of your pajamas or heat up a cup of tea. Going into work is out of the question. For patients who are critically ill, traveling for care can feel unbearable. Patients would rather receive treatment locally, where they have family support and can recuperate in(...)

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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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Unraveling Irrationality in Heath Care

Unraveling Irrationality in Heath Care

Posted by  | Health Innovation, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

Reasoning defines human intelligence, yet we all too often make choices that utterly defy logic. We’re impatient or irrational—or both—even when it comes to ensuring our own good health. An earlier post covered the huge risk of overprescribing antibiotics. Overuse exposes patients to potentially dangerous side effects, wastes resources, increases antibiotic resistance and spurs the(...)

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Deadly Resistance

Deadly Resistance

Posted by  | Health Innovation, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

Dr. Sara Cosgrove The Scottish physician Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. Since then, antibiotics have transformed modern medicine and saved millions of lives by killing or slowing the growth of the bacteria that cause conditions such as bronchitis and pneumonia. However, shortly after winning the Nobel Prize in 1945, Fleming issued this warning in(...)

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