Patient Care

What’s the Buzz in Johns Hopkins Ambulatory Medicine?

What’s the Buzz in Johns Hopkins Ambulatory Medicine?

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The Department of Medicine supports diverse outpatient practices that offer a range of highly sought-after clinician groups. This strength can also present challenges when trying to apply clinic standards for ambulatory medicine. What initiatives are most important to improve patient care and safety? Who decides the priorities? How do we achieve the goals? These questions are(...)

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Hepatitis C Free Baltimore: 1,000 Cured and Counting

Hepatitis C Free Baltimore: 1,000 Cured and Counting

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The Division of Infectious Diseases will host a celebration on Thursday, May 19 in honor of National Hepatitis Testing Day to commemorate their efforts to eradicate hepatitis C in Baltimore--with over 1,000 cured--and to identify how to continue serving the community to cure even more people moving forward. Featuring keynote speaker John Ward, MD, director of the Division of(...)

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Improving MHAC rates: How Answering DocuCheck Queries Helps Represent the Outstanding Care We Provide and Improves the Hospital’s Bottom Line

Improving MHAC rates: How Answering DocuCheck Queries Helps Represent the Outstanding Care We Provide and Improves the Hospital’s Bottom Line

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Why are we talking about MHACs? To promote quality improvement and financial responsibility, Maryland and the federal government have instituted hospital pay for performance programs. Maryland is unique nationally in that the state sets hospital reimbursement rates for all payers. Maryland hospitals have a waiver from CMS’s Value Based Purchasing incentive program (limited to Medicare(...)

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Discussions, Drills and Training

Discussions, Drills and Training

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It has been a busy month on the BCU! On April 5, the BCU hosted a tabletop discussion with other stakeholders in HHS Region 3, including representatives from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, DC and the Federal Government. The tabletop addressed activation of the regional response plan and the potential transport of Ebola virus disease(...)

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Hopkins Technology Aiding in TB Elimination

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Harris Country Texas Public Health Environmental Services was recently named a 2016 TB Elimination Champion for use of Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their success is largely based on their use of miDOT, a smartphone-based technology for DOT developed by Maunank Shah, assistant professor in the Division(...)

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Ambulatory and Access Updates

Ambulatory and Access Updates

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The Department of Medicine has provided a great deal of leadership and direction when it comes to access and ambulatory operations. Our access team continues to out-perform the hospital average and produce high levels of service. Our ambulatory groups have succeeded in lowering the rate of provider-initiated cancellations, decreasing the number of open encounters, all(...)

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Partnering with Patients in Decision Making: Continuing the Conversation at Johns Hopkins

Partnering with Patients in Decision Making: Continuing the Conversation at Johns Hopkins

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For more information, to register and to submit an abstract, visit: http://www.bioethicsinstitute.org/partnering Partnering with Patients in Decision Making at Johns Hopkins Planning Committee (partial list)  Martha Abshire, Lisa Allen, Mary Catherine Beach, Kathleen Becker, Zackary Berger, Emily Boss, John Bridges, Colleen Christmas, Patricia Davidson, Nick Dawson, Sydney Dy, Michael Saheb Kashaf, Joy Lee, Harold Lehmann, Marie(...)

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Miller-Coulson Academy Excellence in Patient Care Symposium

Miller-Coulson Academy Excellence in Patient Care Symposium

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The Miller-Coulson Academy Excellence in Patient Care Symposium will take place on Monday, April 18 from 11:30-1 p.m. in the Chevy Chase Auditorium in the Zayed Tower. The 2016 inductees are: Ivor Berkowitz, M.B.B.Ch., M.B.A., Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics Patrick Joseph Byrne, M.D., M.B.A., Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Dermatology Michael A. Carducci, M.D.,(...)

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Preparedness Activities for April

Preparedness Activities for April

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The BCU will be participating in two large-scale preparedness activities in April. On April 5, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) will host a Region 3 tabletop exercise at Johns Hopkins to simulate the transport and transfer to Johns Hopkins of out-of-state patients infected with Ebola virus or other high consequence pathogens.(...)

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