Brand Versus Convenience of Care

Brand Versus Convenience of Care

Posted by  | Health Care Marketplace

Johns Hopkins. Mayo Clinic. Massachusetts General. UCLA. Kaiser. These are some of the biggest names in health care. And there was a time when having a well-recognized brand was one of the keys to the success of an institution. But in today’s changing health care climate, that’s not always the case. For highly complex, life-threatening(...)

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Roads Less Traveled in Medicine

Roads Less Traveled in Medicine

Posted by  | Health Care Careers

In the health care world, we’ve been talking about our “rapidly changing environment” for quite a while now. But as we adapt our care delivery systems to changes in our field, it’s also inevitable that some caregivers and biomedical researchers will evolve their own approaches to medicine and seek unexplored, unconventional paths. A recent Forbes(...)

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Announcing: Discoveries for a Better Tomorrow

Announcing: Discoveries for a Better Tomorrow

Posted by  | Research

Despite recent promising legislation that will provide $1.75 billion in additional annual funding to NIH, we still have to do all that we can to advocate for researchers in our country and to help improve the health of our communities and the world. The new Johns Hopkins Web-based video series Discoveries for a Better Tomorrow(...)

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Unsung Heroes in Our Community

Unsung Heroes in Our Community

Posted by  | Community

There are so many people at Johns Hopkins who make our institution and city great. I’m not just thinking of our medical experts and researchers who are regularly in the news, though they are clearly amazing. I’m actually thinking of the many other wonderful people who come to work here every day and make our(...)

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Applying Tech Innovation Perpetually

Applying Tech Innovation Perpetually

Posted by  | Technological Innovation

I’ve written before about the awe-inspiring pace at which technology creates extraordinary new possibilities in our lives—from the incredible speed with which we now communicate to how we can tap veritable seas of quick services and information at any moment. We see the benefits in the health care world, too—whether this is in how we harness(...)

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Work Is a Battlefield?

Work Is a Battlefield?

Posted by  | Values

Conflict at work—whether with others or yourself—is inevitable. But how we choose to deal with it can be the difference between prolonged pain and the freedom to move forward with what’s important. In a Wall Street Journal article, writer Sue Shallenbarger says that the trick is in choosing “which battles to go to war over.”(...)

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The Wakeup Call in Baltimore

The Wakeup Call in Baltimore

Posted by  | Helping Our Communities

As the unrest in Baltimore over the tragic death of Freddie Gray is starting to subside, the systemic problems that plague our city are once again laid bare for the nation and the world to see. Such problems are certainly nothing new for the underserved people of Baltimore and similar places where economic and social(...)

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What’s the Most Trusted Brand in Health and Wellness?

What’s the Most Trusted Brand in Health and Wellness?

Posted by  | Healthcare Trends

Our department recently conducted a nationwide poll asking 12,300 people what they think is the most trusted brand for health and wellness. We then posed this same question to Johns Hopkins Medicine employees. Interestingly, the responses were quite different for the two groups, though there were some similarities. Nearly 50 percent of the national consumers who responded(...)

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Posted by  | Advancing Healthcare Communications

The recently aired PBS documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies truly moved and unsettled me. It also filled me with tremendous hope for the future of cancer research. That’s because the depth with which filmmakers Ken Burns and Barak Goodman examine the past, present and possible future of cancer is equally terrifying and beautiful.(...)

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Do You Inspire Yourself? Is that Even a Good Thing?

Do You Inspire Yourself? Is that Even a Good Thing?

Posted by  | Leadership

There can be a fine line between self-absorption and self-belief. And powerful people naturally tend to tread it. I was recently reminded of this after reading a study showing that powerful people report being more inspired by themselves than others. We can chalk this up to a number of positive attributes of successful people—such as(...)

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