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

Scientific Breakthroughs Require U.S. Investment - March 2018
Scientific Breakthroughs Require U.S. Investment - March 2018

In a joint Baltimore Sun Op-Ed, Dr. Paul Rothman and University of Maryland School of Medicine dean Albert Reece discuss how biomedical research saves lives, powers the economy and the importance of funding public health in an era of globalization.

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Lower Cost, Better Care - November 2017
Lower Cost, Better Care - November 2017

To combat the trend of rising medical costs, medical systems, academics and industry leaders have embarked on an effort to promote so-called high-value health care, which focuses on decreasing costs and increasing its worth.

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State of Johns Hopkins Medicine - October 2017
State of Johns Hopkins Medicine - October 2017

Among so much uncertainty, the collective mentality of this institution remains unwavering: to continue to focus on delivering the best clinical care backed up by the best science.

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How Our Clinical Communities Improve Quality Measures - June 2017
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.

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The Breathtaking Possibilities of Big Data - April 2017
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?

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Innovation in the Classroom - February 2017
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. 

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State of Johns Hopkins Medicine - December 2016
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.

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Providing High-Value Health Care - November 2016
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.

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Edging Toward Equity
Edging Toward Equity

Hopkins Medicine Magazine - Winter 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. 

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One Size Doesn't Fit All
One Size Doesn't Fit All

Dome - September 6, 2016

One of the most exciting stories in medicine is the tremendous headway in personalized health care, also known as precision medicine.

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Looking Forward: The Future of Medicine - June 2016
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.

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Education: Valuing Our Culture - April 2016
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.

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State of Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 2016
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. 

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Global Collaborative Healthcare - October 2015
Global Collaborative Healthcare - October 2015

Johns Hopkins Medicine's collaborations leverage the institution's expertise in medicine, nursing, public health, medical education, research and health care administration to effectively advance health care around the globe.

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Doubling Down on Innovation - August 2015
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.

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Practicing Humanistic Medicine - May 2015
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. 

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How to Thrive in a Changing Health Care Environment - April 2015
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.

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An Integrated Health Care Delivery System - February 2015
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.

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Toward Gender Parity
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.

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State of Johns Hopkins Medicine - December 2014
State of Johns Hopkins Medicine - 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.

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Focusing on Funding Shortfalls in Biomedical Research - November 2014
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.

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So Long, Soda
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.

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Why Diversity Matters - September 2014
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.

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Putting Safety First
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. 

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Putting Patients First - July 2014
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.

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A World Class Education - June 2014
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. 

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Staying Attuned to Patient Care
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.

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Leading the Nation in Patient Safety and Quality - April 2014
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, elminate preventable harm and optimize patient outcomes.

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Addressing the Graying of Scientific Research
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.

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Investing in Biomedical Discovery - February 2014
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.

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Our International Reach - January 2014
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. 

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Staying Ahead of the Curve in Education
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.

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State of Johns Hopkins Medicine: The Year in Review - December 2013
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.

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Helping Biomedical Discovery Flourish
Helping Biomedical Discovery Flourish

Dome - October 29, 2013

Dean Rothman outlines the approach to enhance core services and funding for biomedical research.

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Addressing the Shift in Primary Care - September 2013
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.

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Strategic Strength Starts with People
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.

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Learning from the Next Generation of Leaders - August 2013
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.

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First Year Reflections - August 2013
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.

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Thoughts Prior to Sequestration - March 2013
Thoughts Prior to Sequestration - March 2013

The impending budget sequestration threatens our ability to pursue our efforts in research and improving our patients’ health.

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Forging New Paths
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?

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At the Center of Care
At the Center of Care

Hopkins Medicine Magazine - February 1, 2013

Putting patients and families first is key to addressing issues of patient safety. 

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An Epic Effort
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.

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Catching up with Paul Rothman
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.

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A New Chapter
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.

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True to the Core
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.

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