Patient Care

GBR in Maryland – A new payment methodology for Maryland hospitals

GBR in Maryland – A new payment methodology for Maryland hospitals

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Recently, you may have heard the acronym “GBR” being tossed around in meetings and hallways of the hospital. “GBR” has been called a tectonic shift in the decades-old Maryland all-payer model. So what is GBR, and why is it so important? GBR (Global Budget Revenue) is a payment method recently implemented by Maryland’s all-payer system(...)

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Sesame Street visits the Bloomberg Children’s Center

Sesame Street visits the Bloomberg Children’s Center

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Big Bird, also known as Darren Brownlee, assistant administrator for ambulatory and access operations, and the Count, Gian Bonetti, project administrator in the outpatient center, paid a visit to the Bloomberg Children's Center on Friday, October 30 to help the center's patients celebrate Halloween. The Division of Endocrinology and several other groups set up tables(...)

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A Day in the Life of a Central Scheduler

A Day in the Life of a Central Scheduler

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With such a large institution, it is almost impossible to understand the inner-workings of every area within our department. The below video is the first in our "Day in the Life" series where we will explore a typical day in different roles within the Department of Medicine with interviews with staff members. A huge thank(...)

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Goals and Focus for 2016

Goals and Focus for 2016

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Fiscal and academic year 2016 will continue to experience the dramatic change affecting all facets of our healthcare environment. Your Clinical Affairs Team goals are reflective of responses to the highest priority changes impacting our mission, while still focused on our vision to: Deliver the highest quality, patient-centered care Develop innovations in clinical care delivery(...)

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Introducing the New Clinical Affairs Feature

Introducing the New Clinical Affairs Feature

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This will be the start of a regular blog feature outlining updates in the clinical affairs capacity. Please look for it every first and third Thursday of each month. The vision of the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine Clinical Affairs enterprise is three-fold: 1. High-value, safe, patient and family centered care delivery and education Since(...)

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Dining Out for Life Event

Dining Out for Life Event

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Enjoy a meal out and contribute to a good cause. On Thursday, September 17, over 50 Baltimore restaurants will participate in Dining Out for Life and donate a portion of their proceeds to help Moveable Feast raise funds to support patients with life-threatening illnesses. For those of you on the East Baltimore campus, helping out(...)

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One Minute Guide to: Folate Testing in Anemia

One Minute Guide to: Folate Testing in Anemia

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Q: Should you test folate levels in your anemic patients? The Bottom Line: Do NOT routinely test folate levels in your anemic patients. Context: Folate deficiency is a well-described cause of macrocytic anemia. The American diet has been fortified with folate from a variety of food sources since 1998. This has led to near-elimination of(...)

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One Minute Guide to: Appropriately Ordering Urine Cultures

One Minute Guide to: Appropriately Ordering Urine Cultures

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Q: Should I routinely obtain a urine culture from my asymptomatic inpatients? What if the urinalysis indicates the presence of both bacteria and white blood cells? What if my patient has a chronic indwelling catheter? Context: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most commonly encountered bacterial infections in the ambulatory, inpatient and long-term care settings.(...)

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Pulmonary Hypertension Program receives PHA Accreditation

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The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) recently certified the DOM Pulmonary Hypertension Program as a Center of Comprehensive Care for patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). This accreditation demonstrates the team’s clinical excellence in diagnosis and comprehensive management of PH patients through criteria established by world leaders in the field. The team, led by Paul Hassoun, professor(...)

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Cosgrove selected to participate in the White House’s Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative

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Sara Cosgrove, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Johns Hopkins Antimicrobial Stewardship Program was selected by the White House to help address solutions to the ever-growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Dr. Cosgrove, along with more than 150 stakeholders in the field, outlined current and future contributions to antibiotic stewardship(...)

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