Journeys in Medicine

Quality Improvement Interventions to Reduce Disparities in African Americans with Diabetes

Quality Improvement Interventions to Reduce Disparities in African Americans with Diabetes

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

Quality improvement strategies can target several areas—health systems (case management, team changes, electronic patient registry, facilitated relay of information to clinicians, continuous QI), health-care providers (audit and feedback, clinician education, clinician reminders, financial incentives) or patients (patient education, promotion of self-management, reminder systems).  A recent systematic review and meta-analysis published in Diabetes Care in 2013(...)

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Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards

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Johns Hopkins Medicine is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards, which recognize outstanding commitments to volunteer community service by members of Johns Hopkins. All faculty, staff, trainees, employees, graduate students and retirees are eligible to be nominated to receive this award. Awards will be(...)

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Our Journey in Medicine Continues

Our Journey in Medicine Continues

Posted by  | Administration, Civic Engagement

I am pleased to introduce the new "Our Journey in Medicine Continues" blog feature. We generated excellent discussion and many great ideas during our 5-part Journeys in Medicine series this past summer. Even though the riots have ended, the issues in our community leading to the riots persist. This blog feature is one of many(...)

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One year and counting

One year and counting

Posted by  | Administration

It is with great satisfaction and immense gratitude that I take this opportunity to summarize my first year in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. This was a year of many events both good and arresting. It did not fail to disappoint in providing exciting opportunities, unexpected challenges and many twists and turns.(...)

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Journeys Wrap-Up/Action Session

Journeys Wrap-Up/Action Session

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Last Wednesday, July 22, we concluded our Journeys in Medicine Series: Exploring the roles race and community play in shaping the Department of Medicine. In response to Dean Rothman’s request to department directors to devise a plan and generate ideas for Hopkins to make a positive impact on the Baltimore community following the riots that(...)

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Journeys in Healthcare: A Conversation About The Healthcare System And The Community

Journeys in Healthcare: A Conversation About The Healthcare System And The Community

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The fourth and penultimate session of the Journeys in Medicine series brought medical professionals and community leaders together to discuss the relationship between clinicians and researchers and the community, how to improve it and how far Hopkins has already come in caring for its patients and community members. On July 15, moderator Dr. Lisa Cooper,(...)

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Journeys at the Crossroads: A Conversation about Community by Community

Journeys at the Crossroads: A Conversation about Community by Community

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The third session of the Journeys in Medicine series entitled Journeys at the Crossroads: A Conversation about Community by Community brought together members of the Baltimore and Hopkins community and discussed some of the challenges the Baltimore City community face that played an underlying role in the riots in Baltimore back in April. On Tuesday,(...)

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Journeys in Medicine Implicit/Unconscious Bias

Journeys in Medicine Implicit/Unconscious Bias

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On Wednesday, June 3, Mr. James Page, vice president and chief diversity officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine, gave an interactive discussion and presentation in order to spread awareness of unconscious bias and the potential negative impact it may have when interacting with colleagues and patients. Mr. Page gave examples of how different people may interpret(...)

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