Patient Care

Epic Upgrade on September 10

Epic Upgrade on September 10

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Over the next few days, our Epic environment will be upgraded to the most current version of the Epic software. This newest version of the product reflects many of the enhancements we have recently requested, and we are grateful for the contributions of our physicians, nurses and all healthcare professionals in defining these emerging requirements.(...)

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We’ll Miss You, Mallory!

We’ll Miss You, Mallory!

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This past month the BCU continued our engagement with the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) by sending two of our providers to a pediatric training session at Texas Children’s Hospital. Riley and Grace participated in live action simulation with providers from across the country and their lessons learned will help us to continue to(...)

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Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Internal Medicine at Bayview has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care,(...)

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NETEC Summit

NETEC Summit

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On June 27-28, over a dozen members of the BCU team traveled to Emory University to participate in the second annual National Ebola Training and Education Center Summit. As the HHS Region 3 Ebola and Special Pathogens Treatment Center, the BCU team shared our experiences over the last year with a particular focus on the strides we(...)

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Why Answer Documentation Queries?

Why Answer Documentation Queries?

Posted by  | Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

How the state, payors and patients view the quality of care provided by the DOM depends on it. Moreover, this assessment increasingly determines reimbursement. Consider Maryland Hospital Acquired Conditions (MHACs): 46 potentially preventable conditions monitored by the state. At current pace, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, including the DOM, may face a $7-10 million penalty for(...)

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Medicaid Opioid Epic Tip Sheets and FAQs

Medicaid Opioid Epic Tip Sheets and FAQs

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The new Maryland rule requiring prior authorizations for opioids goes into effect Saturday, July 1. Epic has updated to support this new workflow with a standard Opioid Agreement and the prior authorization forms for both Maryland Medicaid and Priority Partners. If you have a patient on another Medicaid MCO plan, you will need fill out the form(...)

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NETEC Site Visits

NETEC Site Visits

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Several members of the BCU leadership team received invitations to be a part of the National Ebola Training and Education Center’s (NETEC) site visits this spring. Lauren Sauer, director of research for the BCU, visited Nebraska in March. Mallory flew down to Atlanta to take part in Emory’s site visit. Brian Garibaldi had the opportunity to(...)

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Brodsky Receives Service Star Award

Brodsky Receives Service Star Award

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Robert Brodsky, professor in the Division of Hematology, was recently selected to receive a Service Star Award from Johns Hopkins Medicine Service Excellence based on a glowing recommendation from the family of one of his patients. See below for a passage from the letter. He will be honored in a ceremony in July. "As I am sure you know,(...)

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Biennial Retreat in Primary Care

Biennial Retreat in Primary Care

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The Johns Hopkins Medicine Primary Care Consortium is excited to announce its Third Biennial Retreat in Primary Care: Friday, June 23, 2017 7:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Zayed Chevy Chase Auditorium Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus “Transformation and Fulfillment in Primary Care” This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category I Credits Please register at : http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/primary_care_consortium/(...)

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