Our Doctor Communication HCAHPS Scores and What We’re Doing about Them

Our Doctor Communication HCAHPS Scores and What We’re Doing about Them

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is the only national, standardized survey assessing patients’ experience with US hospitals. It contains 32 questions covering doctor communication, nurse communication, cleanliness, pain management and other domains. A random 50 percent of all patients discharged from Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center(...)

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Bayview Research Symposium Schedule

Bayview Research Symposium Schedule

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8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Poster Viewing 8:30 a.m.–8:40 a.m. David Hellmann, MD, MACP Aliki Perroti Professor of Medicine Vice Dean, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Chairman, Department of Medicine 8:40 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Nadia Hansel, MD, MPH Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Associate Dean of Research, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Chair,(...)

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Determinants of Default from Tuberculosis Treatment among Patients with Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis in Karachi, Pakistan: A Mixed Methods Study

Determinants of Default from Tuberculosis Treatment among Patients with Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis in Karachi, Pakistan: A Mixed Methods Study

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ARTICLE: Determinants of Default from Tuberculosis Treatment among Patients with Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis in Karachi, Pakistan: A Mixed Methods Study AUTHORS: Chida N, Ansari Z, Hussain H, Jaswal M, Symes S, Khan AJ, Mohammed S JOURNAL: PLoS One. 2015 Nov 12;10(11):e0142384. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142384. eCollection 2015. Abstract PURPOSE: Non-adherence to tuberculosis therapy can lead to drug resistance, prolonged infectiousness, and death; therefore, understanding what causes treatment default is important. Pakistan has(...)

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Recertification Requirements for Human Subjects Research Study Team Members

Recertification Requirements for Human Subjects Research Study Team Members

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In January 2015, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Human Research Protection Program implemented a new online recertification program for study team members engaged in human subjects research. Through the CTSA program, the NIH and leading academic research organizations have agreed to recertification of all study team members every three years. The recertification requirement goes into effect(...)

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Nexus Award for Junior Investigators Seeking Imaging Support

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Deadline: Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. on December 8, 2015 Eligible: Any instructor or assistant professor faculty member at Johns Hopkins University Award Period: All scans provided by Nexus Award funds should aim to be completed by June 30, 2015. Funding may be available, but is not guaranteed after this date. Application: Online at ICTR Connection Request(...)

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November Updates!

November Updates!

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

As we take this time to celebrate with those who are dear to us, we want to thank each of you for your dedication and commitment to patient care. Since the summer, our department has seen an especially high census and patient acuity. This brings significant challenges to staffing, bed turnover and safety.  We recognize(...)

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Graduate Medical Education in the Freddie Gray Era

Graduate Medical Education in the Freddie Gray Era

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ARTICLE: Graduate Medical Education in the Freddie Gray Era AUTHORS: Sammy Zakaria, Erica N. Johnson, Jennifer L. Hayashi and Colleen Christmas JOURNAL: N Engl J Med. 2015 Nov 19;373(21):1998-2000. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1509216. Abstract In the wake of the death of Freddie Gray and the protests over unjust treatment of black Americans, the internal medicine residency program at(...)

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Cooper and the CVD Disparities Center recognized at AAMC meeting

Cooper and the CVD Disparities Center recognized at AAMC meeting

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The Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities and more specifically, Lisa Cooper, professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, were recognized for their hard work at the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) by AAMC president and CEO, Darrell Kirch. In his presidential address he said, “Or consider(...)

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BIRCWH Program Application Announcement-Training Program in Women’s Health Research

BIRCWH Program Application Announcement-Training Program in Women’s Health Research

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The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the NIH-funded Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program! Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, for a January 1, 2016 start date. The overarching goal of the Johns Hopkins BIRCWH program(...)

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