Administration

Ambulatory Patient Access Process Improvement

Ambulatory Patient Access Process Improvement

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The Patient Access Process Improvement (PAPI) plan is an initiative geared toward the creation of world-class patient and family-centered access when seeing a provider for a medical appointment within our outpatient settings. This plan will be implemented in two major roll-outs known as “pathways” with three phases to make the process of creating an appointment(...)

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Cooper Named Vice President for Health Equity for Johns Hopkins Medicine

Cooper Named Vice President for Health Equity for Johns Hopkins Medicine

Posted by  | Administration, Leadership

Lisa Cooper, professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, has been named vice president for health care equity for Johns Hopkins Medicine. She will assume the newly created position on Jan. 1, 2016. As our nation struggles to improve population health while managing health care spending, moving from health disparities to health equity has(...)

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AAMC Report Examines How to Increase the Pipeline of Black Men Entering Medical School

AAMC Report Examines How to Increase the Pipeline of Black Men Entering Medical School

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

In order to care for a more racially diverse U.S. population, it is critical to have a physician workforce that reflects that diversity. In the December 1 issues of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a Medical News and Perspectives piece highlights the decline in the number of black males enrolling in medical school in(...)

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Our Doctor Communication HCAHPS Scores and What We’re Doing about Them

Our Doctor Communication HCAHPS Scores and What We’re Doing about Them

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is the only national, standardized survey assessing patients’ experience with US hospitals. It contains 32 questions covering doctor communication, nurse communication, cleanliness, pain management and other domains. A random 50 percent of all patients discharged from Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center(...)

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BIRCWH Program Application Announcement-Training Program in Women’s Health Research

BIRCWH Program Application Announcement-Training Program in Women’s Health Research

Posted by  | Administration

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the NIH-funded Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program! Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, for a January 1, 2016 start date. The overarching goal of the Johns Hopkins BIRCWH program(...)

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Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Fall 2015 Update

Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Fall 2015 Update

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Lots of progress has been made on the compensation model since the series of posts this summer and the most recent post naming the committee members. The steering committee and subcommittees have met to learn more about the mechanics of the model, so they can educate others about how the model will work and gain important(...)

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IEE Education Awards for Outstanding Achievement Call for Nominations

IEE Education Awards for Outstanding Achievement Call for Nominations

Posted by  | Administration, Education

Do you know a great Hopkins educator? Nominations for the annual Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) Awards for Outstanding Achievement are open. Each award is selected by peers, and recognizes outstanding work in education. Winners will each receive $1,000. IEE Education Awards for Outstanding Achievement Lisa J. Heiser Award for Junior Faculty Contribution in(...)

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Quality Improvement Interventions to Reduce Disparities in African Americans with Diabetes

Quality Improvement Interventions to Reduce Disparities in African Americans with Diabetes

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

Quality improvement strategies can target several areas—health systems (case management, team changes, electronic patient registry, facilitated relay of information to clinicians, continuous QI), health-care providers (audit and feedback, clinician education, clinician reminders, financial incentives) or patients (patient education, promotion of self-management, reminder systems).  A recent systematic review and meta-analysis published in Diabetes Care in 2013(...)

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