Research

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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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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Possible Side Effects

Possible Side Effects

Posted by  | Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Medical Education, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Research

We know that global trends are changing clinical and preventive health care, research and development, workforce development and education. I encourage those of us in international collaborative health to discuss some of the unintended side effects we’ll encounter as our field grows more connected and complex. Here are some thoughts to get the conversation going:(...)

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Our Next New Frontier

Our Next New Frontier

Posted by  | Health Care Leadership Development, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Medical Education, Nurse Development, Patient Care, Precision Medicine, Research

Anyone who was around in the 1950s remembers how the Cold War tension between the United States and then-Soviet Union seeped into everyday life. There was the growing threat of nuclear war, conflict in Korea, and an ideological clash that played out in politics, the media and popular culture. Space became another dramatic stage for(...)

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Where It All Started

Where It All Started

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Asia Pacific, Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Medical Education, Patient Care, Research

New collaborators often ask why we formed Johns Hopkins Medicine International, and I love telling our story. JHI’s origins go back to the 1990s and a small group of people who cared for the unique needs of patients coming to The Johns Hopkins Hospital from around the world. The initial idea was to provide these(...)

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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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Betting Big on Artificial Intelligence

Betting Big on Artificial Intelligence

Posted by  | Health Innovation, Medical Technology, Patient Safety, Research

Though the term hadn’t yet been invented, the first “smartphone” became available to consumers in 1994. It was the IBM Simon Personal Communicator, and it retailed for today’s equivalent of $1,852—without a contract. Back then, who would have imagined that clunky, expensive mobile could represent the future of medicine? So much has changed nearly 25(...)

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Lose Weight, Eat Right, Ensure Better Health for All

Lose Weight, Eat Right, Ensure Better Health for All

Posted by  | Health Innovation, Patient Care, Precision Medicine, Research

This is the time when many of us set earnest—if unsustainable—resolutions for the year ahead. Come February, the mad rush will have quieted at our local athletic clubs, and our pantries are likely to become home once again to potato chips and double-stuffed Oreos. As we think about what improvements we could make in 2018,(...)

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