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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Fixing a Broken Model

Fixing a Broken Model

Posted by  | Health Economics, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Patient Care

Imagine going to your mechanic with a burned-out headlight. It should be a clear-cut replacement. Instead, the mechanic reprograms your engine control unit, realigns your suspension and flushes all your fluids. It takes the whole afternoon and costs many times over what you’d budgeted. And when you pull out of the parking lot and flip(...)

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All Paths Converge

All Paths Converge

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Economics, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Patient Care

My work focuses on numbers—accounts, assets, debt and equity. I live and breathe this stuff, so it was a welcome change to write a blog post—with very few numbers—about financial trends we at Johns Hopkins Medicine International are predicting for international collaborative health. Let’s start with the convergence among payors—particularly insurers—and what that might mean(...)

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“Call of Duty” Meets ER

“Call of Duty” Meets ER

Posted by  | Health Innovation, Medical Technology, Patient Safety

As early as the 1960s, the armed services, government laboratories and military think tanks began using the most modern computers available to create computer-based games for training, analysis and virtual warfare. These simulations created a low-risk, yet effective way to test and refine military and political policies and prepare teams to undertake extremely difficult tasks.(...)

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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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What Lies Ahead?

What Lies Ahead?

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Patient Care, Precision Medicine, Research

Abraham Lincoln once said, “The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.” Every day, clinicians and researchers from Johns Hopkins are creating the future of health care. They are researching the roots of health and applying breakthrough discoveries to promote wellness and provide better treatments. At Johns Hopkins Medicine International, we(...)

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Inspiring ‘What Is Best in Nursing’

Inspiring ‘What Is Best in Nursing’

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Latin America, Medical Education, Nurse Development

The 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago introduced Americans to hamburgers, the Ferris wheel—and the idea of higher education for nurses. Nurses hosted their first global meeting there, advocating for an educated workforce with professional standards of practice, rather than their traditional role as apprentices in hospitals. This meeting attracted notable and progressive nursing leaders, including(...)

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Advancing Nursing in Saudi Arabia: A Case Study

Advancing Nursing in Saudi Arabia: A Case Study

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Medical Education, Middle East, Nurse Development

By Zeina Khouri-Stevens I was pleased when my colleague Karen Haller approached me to tag-team on a pair of posts about how Johns Hopkins Medicine International is evolving and empowering the nursing profession at its global affiliations. We decided to use Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) as a successful case study on how we are(...)

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