You Are The Solution
You have solved a clinical or administrative problem. Your program or product or protocol has been successfully implemented in your office or clinic. This may be the right time to turn your innovation into a health care solution to improve clinical practice, advance patient safety, increase the quality of care and improve administrative processes.
Our team will assess the market viability of your evidence-based innovation. We will work with you to bring your innovation to the employer and health care marketplace.
Take a spin around our process wheel to learn more about how we can help you share your knowledge with the world. And read how your colleagues are working together with industry to help solve the major health care problems facing employers today.
Featured Faculty Innovators
“The Solutions team has been a great partner. They helped negotiate an agreement with our new technology platform provider, and they do excellent work promoting the POC-IT Guides through their marketing website, which contributes to greater market visibility and profitability.”
Paul Auwaerter, M.D.
Dr. Paul Auwaerter is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include Lyme disease, Epstein-Barr virus and fever of unknown origin.
Dr. Auwaerter serves as the clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases. He is also the director of the Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases and the chief medical officer of the Point of Care-Information Technology (POC-IT) Center, home of the POC-IT Guides.
He earned his M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
His research interests include tick-borne diseases and point of care information technology.
Dr. Auwaerter serves on the Clinical Compensation Subcommittee for the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine. He was recognized with a Healthnetworks Service Excellence Award in 2014. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
“The Solutions team helped us see the value of marketing the Osler Medicine Survival Guide beyond Johns Hopkins, and the revenue greatly benefits the residency program.”
Sanjay Desai, M.D.
Sanjay Desai, M.D., is the director of their Osler Medical Training Program and a specialist in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He is an active clinician and investigator, serving as attending physician in the hospital’s medical intensive care unit, and as an associate professor of Medicine and Business. His research focuses on graduate medical education and on clinical outcomes in survivors of critical illness. He currently chairs the Executive Committee of a large, multi-center, randomized study of duty hour regulations in graduate medical education.
Sanjay is also the Vice Chair for Education, in which he oversees all educational programs in the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine. He has appointments in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, General Internal Medicine and the Carey School of Business.
Sanjay serves on multiple national committees including in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American College of Physicians and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. He is also a Director of the Osler Leadership Academy which performs professional development for leaders in a variety of non-healthcare industries throughout North America, Europe and Africa.
Sanjay has been recognized for his skills as an educator with numerous teaching and leadership awards, has published widely on medical education and critical care, and has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
“This team has enabled me to reach a wider audience of women coping with breast cancer. And the revenues from my solutions support my department and Center.”
Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S.
Lillie Shockney is a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins. And she is a two-time breast cancer survivor. For more than two decades Lillie has worked tirelessly to improve the care of breast cancer patients around the world. She’s a highly sought after public speaker on the subject of breast cancer and has written 16 books and more than 300 articles on this subject. Lillie recognized that a substantial problem for those dealing with cancer is how to continue to function and be productive at work while they are battling their disease. Her Solution: A program called Work Stride: Managing Cancer at Work™, a low-cost, high impact employee benefit program. It utilizes an oncology nurse navigator and a vibrant web portal that enables companies to support their employees by helping them understand and manage their cancer and their treatment. The program also provides employees with information about cancer prevention and how to recognize the early warning signs.
“Solutions was able to take our successful clinical trial results to an international firm that has developed a commercially competitive product now sold to large employers nationally.”
Lawrence Appel, MD
Larry Appel is recognized nationally for a truly illustrious and pioneering work designing and implementing clinical trials whose outcomes move the needle on health care issues like hypertension, diabetes, and nutritional supplements. In 2011, Dr. Appel and his colleagues at the Johns Hopkins University schools of medicine and public health completed a clinical trial that demonstrated that telephone coaching and online resources worked as well as in-person counseling to reduce by least 5 percent participants’ body weight, which they kept off for two years. The results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, were considered a breakthrough in the effort to make an impact on the national epidemic of obesity. Their Solution: After the trial, Dr. Appel and the Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions team worked with industry partner Healthways to commercialize the trial protocol into an international weight management program called Innergy®. Not only is this academic/industry collaboration bringing an innovative program to the employer marketplace—including Johns Hopkins—it also is, advancing the institution’s goals of translating research.
“The Solutions team packaged Guided Care’s individual parts in a way that allowed other health care organizations to understand the value, and license the whole program.”
Bruce Leff, M.D., F.A.C.P., A.G.S.F.
Bruce Leff, MD is working to solve the critical problem of how to deliver the highest quality of health care to a rapidly growing population of aging, chronically ill people without spending billions of dollars constructing new hospital buildings. His Solution: Enhanced, evidence-based use of patients’ homes. Dr. Leff is a leading researcher in and advocate for the hospital-at-home movement including Guided Care®. Hospital at Home® is in practice at numerous sites throughout the country. Health systems, home care providers and managed care programs are adopting the program as a cost-effective way to treat acutely ill older adults, while improving patient safety and satisfaction.