Patient Care

Hopkins Technology Aiding in TB Elimination

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Harris Country Texas Public Health Environmental Services was recently named a 2016 TB Elimination Champion for use of Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their success is largely based on their use of miDOT, a smartphone-based technology for DOT developed by Maunank Shah, assistant professor in the Division(...)

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Ambulatory and Access Updates

Ambulatory and Access Updates

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The Department of Medicine has provided a great deal of leadership and direction when it comes to access and ambulatory operations. Our access team continues to out-perform the hospital average and produce high levels of service. Our ambulatory groups have succeeded in lowering the rate of provider-initiated cancellations, decreasing the number of open encounters, all(...)

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Partnering with Patients in Decision Making: Continuing the Conversation at Johns Hopkins

Partnering with Patients in Decision Making: Continuing the Conversation at Johns Hopkins

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For more information, to register and to submit an abstract, visit: http://www.bioethicsinstitute.org/partnering Partnering with Patients in Decision Making at Johns Hopkins Planning Committee (partial list)  Martha Abshire, Lisa Allen, Mary Catherine Beach, Kathleen Becker, Zackary Berger, Emily Boss, John Bridges, Colleen Christmas, Patricia Davidson, Nick Dawson, Sydney Dy, Michael Saheb Kashaf, Joy Lee, Harold Lehmann, Marie(...)

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Miller-Coulson Academy Excellence in Patient Care Symposium

Miller-Coulson Academy Excellence in Patient Care Symposium

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The Miller-Coulson Academy Excellence in Patient Care Symposium will take place on Monday, April 18 from 11:30-1 p.m. in the Chevy Chase Auditorium in the Zayed Tower. The 2016 inductees are: Ivor Berkowitz, M.B.B.Ch., M.B.A., Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics Patrick Joseph Byrne, M.D., M.B.A., Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Dermatology Michael A. Carducci, M.D.,(...)

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Preparedness Activities for April

Preparedness Activities for April

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The BCU will be participating in two large-scale preparedness activities in April. On April 5, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) will host a Region 3 tabletop exercise at Johns Hopkins to simulate the transport and transfer to Johns Hopkins of out-of-state patients infected with Ebola virus or other high consequence pathogens.(...)

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Endoscopy Excels in Patient Experience and Employee Engagement Scores

Endoscopy Excels in Patient Experience and Employee Engagement Scores

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*Pictured above: Patricia Gent and Sarah Disney The Endoscopy Unit within the Division of Gastroenterology has been hard at work improving conditions for both patients and employees and the results show. The most recent Gallop survey for patient experience and employee engagement shows a .6 increase in scores, which is especially significant since even a(...)

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Gupta Reviews TB Prevention in Patients with HIV

Gupta Reviews TB Prevention in Patients with HIV

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Amita Gupta, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and international health and deputy director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses research related to the prevention of tuberculosis in patients with HIV. According to Gupta, “HIV is your number one risk factor for developing active(...)

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