Patient Care

Smith Named Visionary in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Smith Named Visionary in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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Tom Smith, professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, was named one of the 30 most influential leaders in hospice and palliative medicine, the medical specialty focused on relieving suffering and improving quality of life for people with serious illnesses. In celebration of 30 years serving the profession, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative(...)

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Mathews Named Head of Clinical Innovation

Mathews Named Head of Clinical Innovation

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Simon Mathews, assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and assistant director at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Bayview, has been named head of clinical innovation for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. He will be leading efforts to integrate quality and safety more(...)

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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On November 30, the BCU conducted its latest quarterly drill. The drill involved a pregnant patient who went into labor in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Clinic, but was quickly identified as suspect for an unknown, novel and highly pathogenic respiratory illness. As such, the patient was transported via LifeLine in an IsoPod to the BCU.(...)

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2018 ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

2018 ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

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The American Diabetes Association published its Standards of Care for Diabetes last week with the help of a committee led by Rita Kalyani, associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology. She has served as chair of the writing committee for the past year to update the 173-page clinical guidelines that summarize evidence-based recommendations for the management and treatment of the 30 million people living(...)

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Launch of the Comprehensive Transplant Center Service Line

Launch of the Comprehensive Transplant Center Service Line

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As the Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC) transitions to its service line model, we'd like to applaud the work of Dan Brennan, professor in Nephrology and the innovative medical director of the CTC, who has helped propel the center into the future since his arrival in July. For more information, review the below message from the SOM. Below(...)

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CCGHE India Impact Luncheon

CCGHE India Impact Luncheon

Posted by  | Civic Engagement, Patient Care

On October 23, staff, faculty and friends of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) gathered to provide an update on the research, education, technology and leadership development in India, an initiative made possible by benefactors including Raj and Kamla Gupta and David Haas (pictured above) who have been instrumental in the continued success(...)

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Introducing the BCU Spotlight

Introducing the BCU Spotlight

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The BCU would like to introduce a new feature of the blog this month, the BCU Spotlight. We will use the spotlight to highlight the contributions of members of the BCU team. This month’s spotlight features BCU nurse superuser Sam Gutner. We are excited for our hospital-wide drill on November 30. We will simulate the(...)

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Epic Tip of the Week: Advanced Care Planning Portal

Epic Tip of the Week: Advanced Care Planning Portal

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Epic's relatively new Advanced Care Planning Portal is particularly useful for compliance with the Maryland law requiring a second licensed physician to sign off to confirm incapacity allowing consent to be obtained from a surrogate for a non-emergent procedure in patients who are not unconscious or unable to communicate. Due to Epic guidelines, we cannot(...)

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2017 Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams

2017 Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams

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Now in their third year, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Physicians and Care Teams aim to recognize physicians and care teams who provide consistently outstanding patient care throughout all of Johns Hopkins Medicine. All Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians facilities selected their six winners after nomination and local committee review. This year’s winners were(...)

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Ziegelstein Receives Theodore E. Woodward Award

Ziegelstein Receives Theodore E. Woodward Award

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Roy Ziegelstein, professor in the Division of Cardiology, received the 2017 Theodore E. Woodward Award from the American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA), recognizing his as the top presentation on clinical skills presented at this year's annual meeting. The ACCA is made up of a group of physicians and scientists aiming to improve medical education, research(...)

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