Vice Chair Contributors

The Equity of Care Campaign

The Equity of Care Campaign

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On Monday, May 9 the Maryland Hospital Association announced that Maryland is the first state with 100 percent participation in the national effort to reduce disparities in the health of minority populations. Through the Equity of Care campaign, participating hospitals agree to: Choose a quality measure to stratify by race, ethnicity and language preference Determine whether(...)

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What’s the Big Idea?

What’s the Big Idea?

Posted by  | Education, Research, Vice Chair Contributors

My morning started like most school days. Kid commotion: cries over the hairbrush, breakfast dish banging and a 15-minute music play-off featuring the 5th grade oboe vs. 2nd grade piano. I mused that the earplug inventor had at least two kids, maybe more. For a curtain call, my 11-year old battled her backpack. I observed(...)

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Essential W’s of Intellectual Property at JHU: Why, What, When and Where?

Essential W’s of Intellectual Property at JHU: Why, What, When and Where?

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While we didn’t go into academic medicine to commercialize products, many of us have ideas and discoveries that can improve health. Intellectual Property (IP) has a broad definition- any new and useful process, machine, composition of matter, life form, article of manufacture, software, copyrighted work or tangible property. It’s imperative that we know our responsibilities(...)

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IDAMS: A New Program for DOM Faculty from InCMed and Carey School

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Initial Discovery Assessment and Market Scan (IDAMS) is a program co-sponsored by the Carey Business School and the Department of Medicine’s InCMed program to assist the department’s investigators in assessing their scientific ideas for potential commercialization. Investigators who would like to know if their discoveries might be commercializable are paired with a team of MBA(...)

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Poverty and Comfort

Poverty and Comfort

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

In the Science of Health section of the March issue of Scientific American, Sir Michael Marmot, director of the Institute of Health Equity at University College London, describes "The Disease of Poverty." He highlights the following important points: Poor health outcomes in low income individuals in the US are more prevalent than in low income(...)

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The Sepsis Core Measure

The Sepsis Core Measure

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

On October 1, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) launched a Sepsis Core Measure for all 4000 Joint Commission-accredited U.S. hospitals. Core Measures are evidence-based process measures to reduce morbidity and mortality. Well-known examples include inpatient pneumococcal vaccination, venous thromboembolism prophylaxis requirements and achieving quick door-to-balloon time(...)

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