Patient Care

DOM Provider Satisfaction Assessment

DOM Provider Satisfaction Assessment

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The ever-evolving demands of healthcare delivery in academic medicine have resulted in both a challenging clinical practice environment and provider dissatisfaction for some in our department. Department of Medicine leadership aims to create an environment where our providers feel valued, understand their role in the larger context of Johns Hopkins Medicine and are motivated to(...)

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Ambulatory Updates and Reminders

Ambulatory Updates and Reminders

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1) Infusion Center hours have been expanded for greater access! Dr. Sisson’s prior email: Ambulatory Services is pleased to announce that effective Wednesday, June 1, 2016, the Osler 6 IV Infusion Center has expanded its hours to 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Osler 6 offers an alternative site of care for same-day patient treatment(...)

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Drill Successes

Drill Successes

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This past month has been a busy and exciting one for the Biocontainment Unit! On Tuesday, August 16, our colleagues at Lifeline, with the support of HEIC, conducted a successful transport drill with the military from Andrews Air Force Base to Walter Reed Medical Center. We are so grateful to our partners at Lifeline and(...)

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Biocontainment Unit Summer Lecture

Biocontainment Unit Summer Lecture

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Please join us for The Johns Hopkins Hospital Biocontainment Unit Summer Lecture on Friday, August 19 from 9-10 a.m. in Hurd Hall. Our guest speaker is Patricia Tennill, lead nurse of the Special Pathogens Program and assistant director of nursing at Bellevue Hospital in New York. Her talk, “The Importance of Quarterly Training and Nursing Engagement,” will(...)

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Comings and Goings

Comings and Goings

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On July 1 the BCU said goodbye to Hailey James, our star program manager. Hailey was a core member of the leadership team who helped to build the administrative structure of the BCU and was instrumental in securing our federal grant funding. She has moved on to the University of North Carolina to pursue her(...)

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Hansel and Diette to Lead Children’s Research Center

Hansel and Diette to Lead Children’s Research Center

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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have funded five new Children's Centers to study the negative effects pollutants in the environment have on children. Nadia Hansel, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, and Greg Diette, professor in the Division of Pulmonary will lead the Johns Hopkins Center for the(...)

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Welcome Lauren Sauer!

Welcome Lauren Sauer!

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The BCU is excited to welcome Lauren Sauer, MSc, as the new director of research. Lauren is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response in The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Lauren has been working(...)

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Paint Night Benefitting the United Way

Paint Night Benefitting the United Way

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Paint a beach scene onto a canvas bag to benefit United Way on Monday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Turner Concourse. All supplies, beverages and door prizes are included for $30. Preregister by contacting Dana Webster at 410-955-8104 or dwebster@jhmi.edu. Payment may be collected at the door.

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One Minute Guide to: Type & Screen Testing

One Minute Guide to: Type & Screen Testing

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Q: How often should I order a type and screen for my patients? The Bottom Line: A single type and screen upon admission is sufficient for most patients who are at low risk of bleeding, are not pregnant and have not had a prior positive antibody screen. Context: A type and screen (T&S) determines ABO(...)

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Professional Fee Billing News

Professional Fee Billing News

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This past spring the Department of Medicine leadership conducted a survey of section chiefs, clinical directors and division administrators in order to elicit means to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the DOM’s professional fee billing operation. On behalf of myself, Production Unit Manager Amanda Holmes, and Coding Manger Denise Burke, we thank all who(...)

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