Patient Care

Welcome to BCU update!

Welcome to BCU update!

Posted by  | Patient Care

This is where we will keep you updated on the Johns Hopkins Hospital Biocontainment Unit news, events and activities. The unit officially opened on May 20, 2015, and has activated on three occasions: once for a patient in isolation and twice to run laboratory tests on potential patients. Shortly after opening, the Johns Hopkins Hospital(...)

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Bleary-eyed doctors may be better for patients

Bleary-eyed doctors may be better for patients

Posted by  | Education, Patient Care

Let's say your mother requires a colon resection due to a small cancer and has to be admitted to one of two hospitals in town. Both are well-respected teaching hospitals full of surgery residents - young doctors who have recently completed medical school and are training under the supervision of experienced surgeons. In both hospitals,(...)

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

Posted by  | Leadership, Patient Care

Partnering with Patients in Decision-Making: Continuing the Conversation at Johns Hopkins will take place on June 1, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Owens Auditorium in the Cancer Research Building. Open to all, this meeting will feature discussions of clinical, educational and research approaches to decision making in the Johns Hopkins Medicine(...)

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GBR II – What’s next?

GBR II – What’s next?

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care

The new Global Budget Revenue (GBR) agreements seem to be working. Initial statewide data show hospital volume is declining and quality is improving. We are now entering year three of a five-year demonstration project with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of the waiver modernization program.  So what’s next? One of(...)

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Johns Hopkins approved to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants

Johns Hopkins approved to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants

Posted by  | Patient Care, Research

Christine Durand, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Dorey Segev in the Department of Surgery are PIs on the NIH grant that will design and implement the clinical trial to do HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants at multiple centers across the country. Christine, along with Kieren Marr, professor in the Division of(...)

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Looking Ahead for Ambulatory Practices

Looking Ahead for Ambulatory Practices

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

Within the Department of Medicine we have a broad array of ambulatory practices, with diverse patients, practitioners and locations. This richness is our strength and challenge in many ways. Initiatives designed to make both the patient’s and practitioner’s experience positive and more uniform will require a coordinated effort to identify best practices in the outpatient(...)

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Kalyani named Co-Chair for the ADA’s Professional Practice Committee

Kalyani named Co-Chair for the ADA’s Professional Practice Committee

Posted by  | Congratulations, Patient Care

Rita Kalyani, assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology, has been asked to co-chair the American Diabetes Association's Professional Practice Committee (PPC). The PPC is responsible for overseeing the annual publication of the standards of care used both nationally and internationally for diabetes management. Appointment to the PPC is based on excellence in clinical practice(...)

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ACP Dragon’s Lair: Breathing Fire into Health Care Transformation Application

ACP Dragon’s Lair: Breathing Fire into Health Care Transformation Application

Posted by  | Patient Care

The ACP is accepting applications for its inaugural event at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 to be held in Washington, DC on May 5. The session will showcase the best and brightest ideas from practicing physicians, fellows, residents and medical students that have the potential to transform clinical practice on a national level. The “Shark(...)

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Provider Satisfaction

Provider Satisfaction

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

In the era of patient-centered care, a tremendous amount of time and energy is expended in understanding the experience, perspective and needs of our patients. Understanding the patient perspective is critical to providing the excellent care in which we as a department always aspire. Meeting the needs of our patients in the hospital or in(...)

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