Patient Care

Palliative Care Unit is Now Open

Palliative Care Unit is Now Open

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The inpatient Palliative Care Unit (PCU) has officially opened on Meyer 9 and is accepting patients. We currently have 4 dedicated palliative medicine beds, with plans to increase to 11 beds by the end of 2017. All patients who are admitted to the PCU require a consult by a palliative medicine provider, with admission or(...)

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The BCU’s Biggest Drill Yet

The BCU’s Biggest Drill Yet

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The BCU participated in an international preparedness drill organized by the State Department and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in early April. Eleven mock patients were flown from West Africa in a new biocontainment transport system. On arrival to Dulles, the patients were transported to one of five Regional Ebola and Special(...)

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Updates to CRISP Access

Updates to CRISP Access

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We are writing to inform you of several changes being made across Johns Hopkins Medicine to improve access to and broaden the number of users of the Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients (CRISP), Maryland's statewide health information exchange. These changes will be effective on March 13 at noon and are outlined below. Current(...)

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Screenings of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

Screenings of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

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Free screenings of the new HBO movie, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” starring Oprah Winfrey. Location: Turner Auditorium Date: Friday, April 21, 2017 Time: FOUR options throughout the day (8 a.m., Noon, 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.) Tickets are free, but must be secured prior to attending the show. Click here for tickets: http://www.insidehopkinsmedicine.org/news/news_detail_page.cfm?id=21247

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Epic Tip of the Week: More Smartlinks

Epic Tip of the Week: More Smartlinks

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Use Smartlinks to quickly calculate risk prediction models like ASCVD, Framingham score or MELD. Due to Epic guidelines, we cannot post example screenshots on the blog. To view this post, visit: https://jh.box.com/s/sj4wzyjlwxiwwtskthhrn33vhzabcdow -Tim Niessen, assistant professor in GIM and Epic superuser

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Miller-Coulson Academy of Excellence in Patient Care Symposium

Miller-Coulson Academy of Excellence in Patient Care Symposium

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The 2017 class of the Miller-Coulson Academy of Excellence in Patient Care will be inducted on Monday, April 17, 2017, 11:30-1 PM at the Excellence in Patient Care Symposium. The event will be held at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sheikh Zayed Tower, Chevy Chase Auditorium. This year’s class includes: James H. Black, III, MD, Vascular Surgery(...)

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Epic Tip of the Week: Smartlinks

Epic Tip of the Week: Smartlinks

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Use Smartlinks that import radiographic impressions instead of full reports when copying imaging reports into notes.  .RISIMP24H imports impressions of imaging results from the last 24 hours, .RISIMP72H imports impressions of imaging results from the last 72 hours .RISRSLTIMP imports impressions of imaging results from the current encounter. Due to Epic guidelines, we cannot post(...)

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New Endoscopy Family Lounge Opens

New Endoscopy Family Lounge Opens

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On Monday, March 27, the five-year-old Endoscopy family lounge reopened after having been under renovations since January 7. The newly renovated space, located on the main floor of the Sheikh Zayed tower, features a highly contemporary look, custom furniture, fish tanks, technology device charging ports, patient tracking monitors and a multilingual Johns Hopkins registration mural.(...)

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Epic Tip of the Week: Fishbones

Epic Tip of the Week: Fishbones

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Use fishbones for CBCs and BMPs to organize lab data in notes. Due to Epic guidelines, we cannot post example screenshots on the blog. To see this week's Epic Tip of the Week, visit: https://jh.box.com/s/aq7sl27olbaqv5rh8aup1iboapncosrt -Tim Niessen, assistant professor in GIM and Epic superuser

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