Patient Safety

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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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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Bringing Our Global Mission Home

Bringing Our Global Mission Home

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Project Development

It’s been almost two years since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, causing an estimated $100 billion in damage. Health care providers on the island are still seeing increased needs related to chronic conditions, particularly for diabetes. According to a recent Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 41 percent of Puerto Rico residents surveyed who have(...)

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Providing Aid When Disaster Strikes (Twice)

Providing Aid When Disaster Strikes (Twice)

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health System Sustainability, Patient Safety, Primary Care

Back-to-back in September 2017, two Category 5 hurricanes slammed the U.S. Virgin Islands. In the months that followed, three waves of the Johns Hopkins Go Team—a response team of the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response—traveled to St. John to provide hands-on medical care and bring much-needed supplies and medicines. As the territory is(...)

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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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