Administration

Durso Named Executive Vice Chair

Durso Named Executive Vice Chair

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I am pleased to announce that Dr. Samuel C. Durso, MD, MBA, has accepted the permanent position of Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine. Chris has held many leadership roles in our department and within our health system. He directs the #1 ranked Division of Geriatrics, leads the medical board for Johns Hopkins(...)

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Developments from the Development Office

Developments from the Development Office

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The Department of Medicine Development team, in partnership with exceptional faculty, staff and academic leaders, produced outstanding philanthropic results raising $28.8M in fiscal year 2019. Our collaboration resulted in numerous transformational donor stories. Here are a few highlights: An anonymous donor has committed to supporting four faculty members as Center for Innovative Medicine (CIM) Scholars.(...)

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Director’s Reflections: Rex Ahima and the JCI

Director’s Reflections: Rex Ahima and the JCI

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The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) from the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal with a longstanding commitment to providing the world with free biomedical research articles. Since its inception in 1924, its editors have been elected from top medical universities including Vanderbilt, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Yale,(...)

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Juliet Allen is Here to Help with Epic

Juliet Allen is Here to Help with Epic

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In her role as business solutions analyst, Juliet Allen, MSN, RN, focuses on improving our department’s physician and advanced practice provider experience in and utilization of Epic. She works in close collaboration with DOM faculty to identify clinical functionality concerns, training issues and optimization opportunities to enhance quality and promote proficiency in Epic. Juliet does(...)

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MNet Transition to CTS

MNet Transition to CTS

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The Medicine Network team (MNet) is being transitioned into centralized IT support; this move is likely to reduce costs going forward, and aligns with general trends toward centralized IT management. Over the past decade, MNet and central IT have progressively aligned email, device selection, configuration and policies. The shift as of July 1, 2019 was precipitated by a(...)

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Director’s Reflections: Assessment of Physical Exam and Communication Skills (APECS)

Director’s Reflections: Assessment of Physical Exam and Communication Skills (APECS)

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Recently, through studies like the iCOMPARE trial, we have learned the alarming truth that interns and residents spend only a small fraction of their time interacting with patients. What’s more, there is no formalized assessment of skill built into graduate medical education in this country. It is easy to see the problems this could cause(...)

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National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week

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National Nurses Week occurs every year from May 6-12 in honor of the birthday of Florence Nightingale, known to be the founder of modern nursing. The holiday is meant celebrate the often unsung heroes of health care while thanking nurses and honoring their accomplishments. We in the Department of Medicine would like to take this(...)

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Required Training: Patient Privacy for Workforce Members

Required Training: Patient Privacy for Workforce Members

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All workforce members of all Johns Hopkins HIPAA Covered Entities, as defined in the JH HIPAA policies, are required to complete HIPAA privacy training. This e-learning course provides an overview of HIPAA privacy and how best to protect the privacy of Protected Health Information, as well as where to report breaches and obtain more guidance(...)

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