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Pulse: Monitoring Change in Health Care with Dean/CEO Paul B. Rothman, M.D.

Pulse is the name of Dr. Rothman's podcast.

We are in the midst of a transformation in the way health care is delivered and paid for in this country.

Through this monthly podcast, I hope to share with our listeners informed commentary on research directions, policy questions, the economics of health care and other complex issues. 

On alternate months, other senior JHM leaders will  offer their expert opinions on specific new developments in medicine nationally and internationally.

Please tune in and reach out to us with suggestions on issues you would like us to address in future segments.

- Dr. Paul B. Rothman

Choosing Wisely: April 2016

Paul B. Rothman

Hosts: Elizabeth Tracey and Dr. Paul B. Rothman

This month, Dr. Rothman discusses the Choosing Wisely Initative, which originally began at the American Board of Internal Medicine. Choosing Wisely involves teaching residents and trainees best practices to provide high quality care to patients while reducing costs.  

Program notes:

0:23 Choosing Wisely
1:23 Bring down cost of care while providing good care
2:23 Most of what is being implemented has already been tested
3:23 There is a needed variation in medicine
4:24 Payers need to look closely
5:23 Very well informed patient knows
6:10 End

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Reducing the Cost of Care and Improving Patient Outcomes: March 2016

Landon King

Hosts: Elizabeth Tracey and Dr. Landon King

This month, Dr. Rothman’s guest host on Pulse is Dr. Landon King, executive vice dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who discusses patient safety initiatives and data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), based on findings revealed at a recent CMS conference.

Program notes:

0:21 Huge death reduction and cost savings
1:30 Quality side and metrics

2:31 What are the things that are important outcomes?
3:35 Kind of a dialogue with CMS
4:31 How difficult to advance safety measures?
5:35 Primary is patient care
6:35 We are as active in dialogue as we can be
7:35 Potential alignment of interests
9:13 End

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The Effects of Publishing Negative Research: February 2016

Paul B. Rothman

Hosts: Elizabeth Tracey and Dr. Paul B. Rothman

In the first of a new series of podcasts, Dr. Paul B. Rothman, Dean/CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, discusses the National Institutes of Health's mandate to establish a website to publish negative research results.

Dean Rothman is a member of the Merck Board of Directors and receives compensation in the form of income and stock.

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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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