Monthly Archive:: October 2016

Johns Hopkins Opens New Center to Reduce Diagnostic Errors

Reading Time: 3 minutesCredit: Johns Hopkins Medicine Share Fast Facts Johns Hopkins tackles diagnostic errors with new specialized center. – Click to Tweet New Center for Diagnostic Excellence opens at Johns Hopkins. – Click to Tweet A headache can be just a migraine, or it can be something more.

Home is where the health is – Jeremy Porteus

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn this blog, Jeremy Porteus, Founder and Director, Housing Learning Improvement Network (LIN), takes a look at how a new guide could help housing and health work better together. Appropriate, decent housing can keep people well and provides an alternative to the hospital bed when they

A network to support the new models of care with information governance – Geraint Lewis

Reading Time: 5 minutesFor the new care model vanguards and the integrated care pioneers, who are redesigning care on an industrial scale, information Governance (IG) has the potential to be a major headache. In this blog, Geraint Lewis, Chief Data Officer at NHS England, discusses the launch of a new collaborative network

Six maternity pilot sites to shape midwifery supervision and help improve maternity services

Reading Time: 2 minutesNHS England has announced six maternity pilot sites to drive the design of new approaches to midwifery supervision, helping to improve quality of care for women and their babies. The pilot sites will pioneer a new model of midwifery supervision in England ahead of legislative changes

Harnessing technology to support service innovation – Dr Shera Chok

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn an earlier blog Dr Shera Chok, Clinical Associate in the new care models programme, a GP in Tower Hamlets Together vanguard (@TH2GETHER) and Director of Primary Care, Barts Health NHS Trust discussed the importance of relationships within a clinical community. This time she looks at

Researchers Use Video Gamelike Test to Study Learning and Recovery in Stroke Patients

Reading Time: 5 minutesStroke image Credit: iStock Share Fast Facts @HopkinsMedicine researchers utilize games to study learning and recovery in stroke patients. – Click to Tweet New study on learning can help guide expectations for stroke rehabilitation. – Click to Tweet A robotic arm and a virtual game were

We have to do more to protect vulnerable adults caught up in the criminal justice system – Peter McCabe

Reading Time: 4 minutesPeter McCabe, Chief Executive of Headway, a UK-wide charity that supports individuals and families affected by acquired brain injury. Some months ago, I received a call from a very distressed mother. Her adult son, who is living with the long-term effects of an acquired brain injury

Free 'Poop App' Newly Equipped to Evaluate Potential as Health Intervention

Reading Time: 4 minutesPoopMD is available for Apple and Android smart phone users, and analyzes the fecal colors of photos parents take of the content of their babies’ diapers. Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine Share Fast Facts Is your baby’s poop normal? See for yourself with PoopMD+. – Click to

Study Questions Benefits of Long-Term Home Oxygen Therapy for COPD Patients with Moderately Low Blood Oxygen Levels

Reading Time: 5 minutesCredit: iStock Share Fast Facts Long-term H2O therapy does not provide benefits to some #COPD patients. – Click to Tweet Some #COPD patients do not benefit from H2O therapy, study finds. – Click to Tweet A newly published study of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Launches Capacity Command Center to Enhance Hospital Operations

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Judy Reitz Capacity Command Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine Share Fast Facts Systems engineering meets patient care operations at Johns Hopkins. – Click to Tweet Johns Hopkins taps cutting-edge technology for patient experience. – Click to Tweet Mission control-style command