Patient Safety

We’re Our Global Affiliates’ Emergency Contact

We’re Our Global Affiliates’ Emergency Contact

Posted by  | Collaboration, Latin America, Patient Care, Patient Safety

Medical emergencies can happen at any moment. Our affiliates in Panama and Brazil asked to work with us to elevate their emergency care, wanting to ensure they could offer high-quality services supported by the right infrastructure and clinical protocols. After collaborating with Johns Hopkins emergency medicine experts, in 2017 Pacífica Salud Hospital Punta Pacífica opened(...)

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Our 20-Year Global Ambassadorship

Our 20-Year Global Ambassadorship

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

In 1998, Johns Hopkins Medicine established a global ambassador, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, to take its mission worldwide. Since then, we’ve worked to help Johns Hopkins Medicine emerge as a pioneer in international collaborative health. Today, we deliver the promise of medicine to people across the globe—through culturally sensitive care at Johns Hopkins Medicine in(...)

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Realizing the Mission: Introducing Our Impact Report

Realizing the Mission: Introducing Our Impact Report

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Care Jobs, Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Medical Technology, Middle East, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

In 1998, with just a handful of staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine established a global ambassador, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI), to take its mission worldwide: improving the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Since then, we’ve grown to help Johns Hopkins(...)

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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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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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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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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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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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One for the Record Books

One for the Record Books

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Latin America, Patient Care, Patient Safety

On May 11, 2016, Pacifica Salud Hospital Punta Pacifica made history by performing the first successful heart transplant in Panama. For the two years leading up to this event, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) worked with our affiliate Pacifica Salud behind the scenes, providing guidance in clinical programs, staff development, quality and patient safety. As(...)

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