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Articles & Columns by Paul B. Rothman, M.D.

  • How Our Clinical Communities Improve Quality Measures - June 2017

    Clinical communities are physician-led, self-governing clinical teams with a broad representation across Johns Hopkins Medicine that come together to identify and achieve goals related to health care quality.

  • The Breathtaking Possibilities of Big Data - April 2017

    One of the greatest questions we face in health care is: How do we best store, process and protect patient data, and use it to guide our work?

  • Innovation in the Classroom - February 2017
    As part of our Strategic Plan, we are surveying our teaching methods to make sure we continue to provide a modern, world-class education and produce highly successful graduates. 
  • State of Johns Hopkins Medicine - December 2016

    In my annual State of Johns Hopkins Medicine address to all staff members, faculty members, students, residents and postdocs, I focused on three areas of our strategic work: enhancing joy in medicine, accelerating research and discovery, and innovating better care models.

  • Providing High-Value Health Care - November 2016
    High-value health care at Johns Hopkins has quickly evolved from smaller programs into a national, collaborative effort. Here are just a few examples of our ongoing work.
  • Edging Toward Equity - October 2016
    When it comes to promoting diversity, let's keep talking - and doing. As leaders of an academic health center, we need to be mindful that the term 'diversity' does not get diluted. 
  • One Size Doesn't Fit All - September 2016
    One of the most exciting stories in medicine is the tremendous headway in personalized health care, also known as precision medicine. 
  • Looking Forward: The Future of Medicine - June 2016
    This is an exciting and inspiring time to be in medicine. With our ability to obtain and rapidly analyze complex data sets, we are on the verge of some truly astounding breakthroughs.
  • Education: Valuing Our Culture - April 2016
    We are encouraged that the excellence and commitment of our students and faculty members continue to position us to achieve the goal of the education strategic priority of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Strategic Plan — to lead the world in the education and training of physicians and biomedical scientists.
  • State of Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 2016

    As I reflect on this past year, I am so inspired by what the people of Johns Hopkins Medicine have accomplished. In 2015, we continue to push the boundaries of discovery, transform health care, advance medical education and create hope for humanity. 

  • Doubling Down on Innovation - August 2015
    At Johns Hopkins Medicine, we consider it part of our pact with the public and the groups that fund our work — government agencies, medical associations, philanthropists, etc. — to strive to translate our findings into diagnostics, drugs and devices that fill unmet needs in medicine.
  • Practicing Humanistic Medicine - May 2015
    Paul B. Rothman, M.D., discusses the reasons for and the powerful factors working against humanism in the practice of medicine. 
  • How to Thrive in a Changing Health Care Environment - April 2015

    Paul B. Rothman, M.D., discusses the challenges academic medical centers face in the coming years.

  • An Integrated Health Care Delivery System - February 2015
    The integration priority is about creating a streamlined, coordinated system, so that wherever a patient enters any particular part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, he or she will receive the same high-quality, high-value care.
  • Toward Gender Parity - Dome - January 7, 2015
    While academic medicine has made substantial progress toward gender equality since the 19th century, disparities persist, particularly at the highest rungs. 
  • State of Johns Hopkins Medicine: 2014 - December 2014

    We are in the midst of a transformation in the way health care is delivered and paid for in this country. Disruption in the industry provides a chance for us to help redefine the delivery of healthcare, medical education and research.

  • Focusing on Funding Shortfalls in Biomedical Research - November 2014

    Paul B. Rothman, M.D., and Dr. E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., address the federal government’s decrease in financial support for biomedical research over the last decade.

  • So Long, Soda - Dome - November 6, 2014
    We all want to make good choices, but sometimes our environment is teeming with temptations. Under the new Healthy Beverage initiative, we plan to help empower our patients and staff to make healthier choices. 

  • Why Diversity Matters - September 2014

    In order to attract, engage, develop and retain the world’s best people, Johns Hopkins has pledged to create a culture where diversity, inclusion, civility, collegiality and professionalism are championed, valued and exhibited.

  • Putting Safety First - Dome - September 4, 2014
    Our goal is to partner with patients and their loved ones to eliminate preventable harm, continuously improve patient outcomes and experience, and eliminate waste in health care. 

  • Putting Patients First - July 2014
    Paul B. Rothman, M.D., shares an update on efforts to become the national leader in the safety, science, teaching and provision of patient- and family-centered care.
  • A World Class Education - June 2014
    Paul B. Rothman, M.D., discusses a vital piece of the Johns Hopkins tripartite mission: setting a standard of excellence in medical and life-sciences education. 
  • Staying Attuned to Patient Care - Dome - June 5, 2014
    As one of the country’s leading academic medical centers, we are compelled to ask why more young doctors aren't choosing the path to primary care.
  • Leading the Nation in Patient Safety and Quality - April 2014
    Learn about the initiatives Johns Hopkins Medicine has undertaken to improve patient safety and quality, eliminate preventable harm and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Addressing the Graying of Scientific Research - The Wall Street Journal (accessible through subscription only) - Mar. 5, 2014
    Paul B. Rothman, M.D., and Ronald J. Daniels discuss the shrinking number of grants awarded to young researchers. 
  • Investing in Biomedical Discovery - February 2014
    We strive to become the exemplary model for biomedical research and have outlined a bold new path with goals to advance and integrate discovery, innovation, translation, and dissemination.
  • Our International Reach - January 2014
    The goal of all of our international efforts is to improve the health of the world by creating and transmitting innovative knowledge and fostering discovery. 
  • Staying Ahead of the Curve in Education - Dome - January 1, 2014
    We are heading into 2014 with six lofty goals—or strategic priorities, as we call them—one of which is to lead the world in the education and training of physicians and biomedical scientists.
  • State of Johns Hopkins Medicine: The Year in Review - December 2013
    As 2013 draws to a close, it is astounding to reflect on the tremendous changes we experienced together this year.
  • Helping Biomedical Discovery Flourish - Dome - October 29, 2013
    Dean Rothman outlines the approach to enhance core services and funding for biomedical research.
  • Addressing the Shift in Primary Care - September 2013
    Before we can begin to solve the problem of primary care, we must first look at its causes.
  • Strategic Strength Starts with People - Dome - September 1, 2013

    When you read the strategic plan for Johns Hopkins Medicine, you’ll see that the first priority defines our commitment to our 41,000 employees - our most important and vital resource.

  • Learning from the Next Generation of Leaders - August 2013
    Johns Hopkins Medicine aims to lead the world in the education and training of physicians and biomedical scientists -- so feedback from our students is vitally important.
  • First Year Reflections - August 2013
    As his first year as the 14th dean of the medical faculty and the second CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine drew to a close, Dr. Rothman recently offered his perspective on the current state of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
  • Thoughts Prior to Sequestration - March 2013
    The impending budget sequestration threatens our ability to pursue our efforts in research and improving our patients’ health. 
  • Forging New Paths - Dome - March 1, 2013
    How do health organizations strengthen the nation’s system of primary care when the pool of physicians continues to shrink—and the number of patients continues to grow?
  • At the Center of Care - Hopkins Medicine Magazine - February 1, 2013
    Putting patients and families first is key to addressing issues of patient safety. 
  • An Epic Effort - Dome - January 4, 2013
    The Epic software system will eventually integrate medical records across the health system into one central database, help to deliver the best possible care to our patients and improve communication and teamwork among our providers.
  • Catching up with Paul Rothman - The Gazette - December 1, 2012
    Paul B. Rothman, M.D.started his “dream job” on July 1, the day he stepped into the role of dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
  • A New Chapter - Dome - October 5, 2012
    When he agreed to become the dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Paul B. Rothman, M.D. signed up for a truly mountainous learning curve.
  • True to the Core - Hopkins Medicine Magazine - September 1, 2012
    When you start as a new leader at an institution, the possibilities are vast and the concerns can be many.

About Paul B. Rothman, M.D.

Paul B. Rothman, M.D.

Dr. Rothman is the Dean of the Medical Faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. View his profile.

About Johns Hopkins Medicine

About Johns Hopkins Medicine

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