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Health care

Coronavirus
Data-driven COVID-19 care
Published June 15, 2021
A new algorithm created by Johns Hopkins scientists predicts which COVID-19 patients will become gravely ill
Q+A
COVID-19 has slowed surgical innovations, study shows
Published May 21, 2021
Pandemic-related shutdowns and remote work have changed how health care workers interact and slowed the pipeline of innovation and discovery
Health care analytics
Top doctors 'undertest' patients to signal diagnostic skill
Published Jan 30, 2020
Despite advances in diagnostic tools, some doctors may limit the number of tests they order for patients in order to signal a high level of competence to their peers
Interdisciplinary scholar
Leading health economist Daniel Polsky named 40th BDP
Published March 12, 2019
Polsky, who has dedicated his career to exploring how health care is organized, managed, financed, and delivered, will hold joint appointments in the Bloomberg School and Carey School
Clearly a better mask
Published Winter 2018
Alums Allysa Dittmar and Aaron Hsu are reinventing the surgical mask / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Health care engineering
Tool helps identify no-show patients
Published Oct 4, 2018
New tool helps doctors reduce the number of patients who forget or skip their appointments and increase appointment availability
Health care costs
The financial toxicity of breast cancer
Published Aug 22, 2018
New study finds that the financial fallout from breast cancer can last for years and cause a series of cascading economic consequences for survivors and their families
LGBTQ
Sexual orientation and patient care
Published Aug 1, 2018
Survey finds that only half of health care practitioners routinely ask their patients about sexual orientation
Interdisciplinary scholar
Global health policy expert named 34th BDP
Published July 2, 2018
Jeremy Shiffman, who comes from American University, views health care policy through the lens of political science
Medicated and verified
Published Spring 2018
Could the app that revolutionized the treatment of tuberculosis also help make a dent in the opioid crisis? / Johns Hopkins Magazine