Patient Care

Peairs Selected as Center for Innovative Medicine Scholar

Peairs Selected as Center for Innovative Medicine Scholar

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Kimberly Peairs, assistant professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and associate vice chair for ambulatory operations, was recently selected as a Center for Innovative Medicine (CIM) Scholar. The Johns Hopkins CIM was launched in 2005 to make medicine a better public trust. They advance this purpose by stimulating and supporting people who have the(...)

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Epic Tip of the Week: June 14, 2019

Epic Tip of the Week: June 14, 2019

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Inpatient - Antiemetic Order Warning A warning appears for PRN med orders, with a reason of “nausea” or “vomiting,” when there is more than one antiemetic ordered for a patient. A PRN indication and “order of use” is required to prevent nurses from functioning outside their scope of practice. The warning will affect orders for(...)

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Epic Tip of the Week: May 31, 2019

Epic Tip of the Week: May 31, 2019

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Ambulatory - Change to Medication Reconciliation Warning [Effective May 30, 2019] Previously, the medication reconciliation requirement was satisfied when the ‘Mark as Reviewed’ button was clicked. A qualified user must be the last user to perform medication reconciliation. The updated warning will trigger when: Medications have not been reviewed during the encounter, OR The last(...)

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High Consequence Pathogen Preparedness Workshop

High Consequence Pathogen Preparedness Workshop

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On May 15-16, 2019, the Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit–in collaboration with the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC)–hosted a comprehensive workshop on high consequence pathogen preparedness. Approximately 150 individuals from around the country attended, bringing together expertise in critical care, nursing, public health, administration, medical transport and laboratory operations. The two-day workshop featured several(...)

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Epic Tip of the Week: May 2019 Week 3

Epic Tip of the Week: May 2019 Week 3

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Ambulatory - MDPCP Registry Indicator Replaces ACO Registry Indicator on Patient Header The Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) replaces the current ACO indicator on the patient header. This allows primary care practices participating in the program to easily identify Medicare patients attributed to their practice. Ambulatory - New Rheumatology Activity Rheumatology tools are no longer(...)

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams

Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams

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The Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians launched the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams five years ago in order to celebrate individuals and groups who consistently demonstrate excellence in their clinical work. Please consider nominating your colleagues from the Department of Medicine. The deadline is Friday, May 24. The awards feature six(...)

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Epic Tip of the Week: May 2019 Week 2

Epic Tip of the Week: May 2019 Week 2

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Ambulatory - Select Diagnosis More Easily in the Associate Diagnosis Window [effective May 16, 2019] Quickly add diagnoses using all of the available speed lists in the associate diagnosis window. In addition to the problem list drop down menu, providers can select from the common diagnosis preference list as well as diagnoses previously entered for the(...)

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Page Urges UN Security Council to Declare Venezuela Humanitarian Crisis

Page Urges UN Security Council to Declare Venezuela Humanitarian Crisis

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Last month, Kathleen Page, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, gave testimony at the United Nations Security Council regarding the dire healthcare crisis in Venezuela that has lead to shortages in medications, supplies and services which threaten public health. In her remarks, she made recommendations based on findings published in her recent Lancet article.(...)

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2019 Clinical Retreat Recap

2019 Clinical Retreat Recap

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Thank you to everyone who participated in today's Second Annual Department of Medicine Clinical Retreat. It was an inspiring morning beginning with a talk from our guest speaker Gurpreet Dhaliwal from UCSF, followed by opening remarks featuring some of our clinical successes over the past year from Mark Anderson, patient stories from members of the(...)

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