Patient Care

Epic Tip of the Week: Advanced Care Planning Portal

Epic Tip of the Week: Advanced Care Planning Portal

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Epic's relatively new Advanced Care Planning Portal is particularly useful for compliance with the Maryland law requiring a second licensed physician to sign off to confirm incapacity allowing consent to be obtained from a surrogate for a non-emergent procedure in patients who are not unconscious or unable to communicate. Due to Epic guidelines, we cannot(...)

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2017 Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams

2017 Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams

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Now in their third year, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams aim to recognize physicians and care teams who provide consistently outstanding patient care throughout all of Johns Hopkins Medicine. All Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians facilities selected their six winners after nomination and local committee review. This year’s winners were(...)

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Ziegelstein Receives Theodore E. Woodward Award

Ziegelstein Receives Theodore E. Woodward Award

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Roy Ziegelstein, professor in the Division of Cardiology, received the 2017 Theodore E. Woodward Award from the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA), recognizing his as the top presentation on clinical skills presented at this year's annual meeting. The ACCA is made up of a group of physicians and scientists aiming to improve medical education, research(...)

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Additions to the BCU

Additions to the BCU

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The BCU is excited to announce two additions to our leadership team! Jennifer Andonian has been appointed the interim BCU program manager. Jen was recently named one of HEIC’s senior infection preventionists. She has served as one of our HEIC BCU leads for the last two years and has played a large role in our success over(...)

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NQF Issues Quality Roadmap for Reducing Healthcare Disparities

NQF Issues Quality Roadmap for Reducing Healthcare Disparities

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Despite the nation’s advancements in health and medicine, care is still not equally available and accessible across communities, populations, socioeconomic groups and ethnicities. The National Quality Forum (NQF) has issued a roadmap (PDF) for healthcare providers, payers and others to take action to eliminate healthcare disparities using quality performance measures and related policy levers. Focusing on(...)

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Medicine for the Greater Good Symposium

Medicine for the Greater Good Symposium

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This event is hosted by Medicine for the Greater Good, an initiative and formal curriculum that seeks to train and educate medical residents in bridging the gap in health disparities between the hospital and the community. The topic of Mayor Pugh’s remarks will be on Baltimore City and its health. The mayor will focus on(...)

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It’s Time to Get Your Flu Shot

It’s Time to Get Your Flu Shot

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care

The Occupational Health Services team is administering free flu vaccinations through Friday, October 27. Please see below for the schedule. You do not need an appointment, and the process should only take a few minutes. Who Must Receive a Vaccination The Johns Hopkins Medicine Influenza Vaccination Policy requires that faculty and staff members, postdoctoral fellows,(...)

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Evolving Research and Training Opportunities

Evolving Research and Training Opportunities

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This past month the BCU hosted its first quarterly staff meeting of the new academic year. During the meeting, BCU team members received a global update on highly infectious diseases as well as a summary of recent BCU activities. We rounded out the quarterly staff activities with crabs at Nick’s Fish House in celebration of(...)

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Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence Call for Nominations

Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence Call for Nominations

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The Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence is accepting nominations of clinically excellent physician-faculty members through October 6. Faculty physicians that have been nominated 6+ times may be invited to apply. Nominees who have at least 2 nominations from beyond their own department will most likely be invited to complete the application process. Physicians wishing to(...)

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