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EP. 53
15 min 7 sec

Amesh Adalja, Senior Associate

OR051 Infectious Disease Management Tips, Tricks, and Tools Every Health Leader Needs To Kno

OR051 Infectious Disease Management Tips, Tricks, and Tools Every Health Leader Needs To Know with Amesh Adalja, Senior Associate, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Episode 53

Infectious Disease Management

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Amesh Adalja is an infectious disease physician working on pandemic policy, emerging infections, preventing bioterrorism. He is board certified in internal medicine, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, and critical care medicine. Amesh is named one of STAT News’s top “13 Physicians to Follow on Twitter.”

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Why Healthcare? I like applying science to problems seeing the result. Both of my parents are physicians they were not encouraging but I really got drawn to this scientific thinking.

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Hot Topic that should healthcare leaders agenda:  Infectious disease problems

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How have you created results by doing things differently? I’ve done work better streamline guideline, how to incorporate certain types of new drugs into a national level.

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What suggestions you would give to providers/listeners on emergency preparedness? I think you have to make it a part of your routine/business practice just the same way you have other aspects of your business. You need to have emergency planning, even if you’re just primary care provider or a big hospital system.

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Setbacks that you learned from: When you talk to people to prepare about the infections, they kind of get lost because it’s not part of daily thinking.

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Proudest leadership moments: During the Ebola outrage when there was a panic and I spent so much time speaking and writing about it not going over to the United States. I get a lot of recognition from my peers and from the general public about how calm I was. It was the impact I made during one of the biggest crises we face.

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Exciting Project: Journal article, general audience presentation and planning to write a book

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Amesh 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:

1.What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?

Education

2. What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

Getting lazy and getting complacent

3. How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?

Awareness

4. One area of focus that should drive everything else is:

Impact or value you’re delivering

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Recommended Book/s:

The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance

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Closing Thought: Infectious diseases are endlessly fascinating. It’s endlessly challenging. There’s no bottom to it and I keep finding new things on a daily basis and that’s what drives my passion for the field.

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The Best Way To Contact Amesh:

Twitter – @ameshAA

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Link/s mentioned:

http://www.trackingzebra.com/

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