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Significant Changes in Processes for Computer Purchase and Network Security

Significant Changes in Processes for Computer Purchase and Network Security

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

On Dec 1, 2016, a new Computing Device Acquisition policy (document access limited to JH personnel) went into effect across all of Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Health System. This policy affects the way that computing devices are purchased, how they are configured for network access and how they are managed by IT(...)

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Meyer Opening

Meyer Opening

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

The DOM is excited to announce the opening of Meyer 8 and 9 on Wednesday, December 14 after extensive renovations. Outlined below are the plans for these two units: Meyer 8, with its 24 private rooms, will replace H2O2. These beds will house the hospitalist patients as well as MEG patients. Meyer 9 will have 21(...)

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Bridge Funding in DOM

Bridge Funding in DOM

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

In the present funding environment, many productive investigators may episodically struggle to maintain continuous grant support. At these critical time-points, shifting effort from research to clinical activities or losing key members of your research team is counter-productive to successfully competing for grant funding. To date, institutional support to cover gaps in funding, thereby bridging faculty,(...)

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Ambulatory Updates–Initiatives to Improve Patient Care Access

Ambulatory Updates–Initiatives to Improve Patient Care Access

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

There are several exciting initiatives taking place in the Johns Hopkins ambulatory setting to enhance care delivery. First, the Johns Hopkins Patient Access Process Improvement group has been promoting the use of Appointment Issue Tracker (AIT) to record issues related to the quality of scheduled appointments made by central scheduling. Benefits of AIT are: Centralized(...)

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Lessons from the AAIM Women in Leadership Development Forum

Lessons from the AAIM Women in Leadership Development Forum

Posted by  | Administration, Leadership, Vice Chair Contributors

On October 20, six women faculty, supported by the DOM, attended the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), Women in Leadership Development Forum. The program focused on practical skills development as well as on strategies for creating a supportive environment that allows diverse faculty to thrive. The skills workshops included Crucial Conversations, Resilience and Sustainability(...)

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Assessing and Improving Hospital Team Communication with Primary Care Providers

Assessing and Improving Hospital Team Communication with Primary Care Providers

Posted by  | Administration, Patient Care, Vice Chair Contributors

Good communication between hospital providers and primary care providers (PCPs) prevents readmissions, medication errors and dropped treatment plans, but good communication is not the norm. Discharge summaries, a standard form for this communication, are often received late or never at all.1 Direct communication between providers during the hospitalization can be challenging to implement. Phone calls require(...)

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Structural Racism and Supporting Black Lives—The Role of Health Professionals in the NEJM

Structural Racism and Supporting Black Lives—The Role of Health Professionals in the NEJM

Posted by  | Civic Engagement, Vice Chair Contributors

In the October 12, 2016 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, a perspectives article makes the distinction between interpersonal racism and structural racism, citing the latter as a contributor to premature death and reduced levels of overall health and well-being. Structural racism is “a confluence of institutions, culture, history, ideology and codified practices(...)

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A Dialogue Between the Police and the Community Recap

A Dialogue Between the Police and the Community Recap

Posted by  | Administration, Vice Chair Contributors

Department of Medicine faculty and staff enjoyed an engaging dialogue with Melvin Russell, chief of the Community Collaboration Division of the Baltimore City Police last month. He successfully built the case that many of the current challenges between the police and the community are a deficit in relational equity between the two groups who ultimately(...)

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The Changing Landscape in Multi-Center Clinical Research

The Changing Landscape in Multi-Center Clinical Research

Posted by  | CME, Research

The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is hosting a seminar, The Changing Landscape in Multi-Center Clinical Research on Monday, Nov. 7, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the Tilghman Auditorium. Precision Medicine, Big Data, Patient Centricity – What’s all the buzz?  How are all of these initiatives going to(...)

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CORRIE: JHU and Apple Collaborate to Bring Cardiac Care to your Fingertips

CORRIE: JHU and Apple Collaborate to Bring Cardiac Care to your Fingertips

Posted by  | Education, Research, Vice Chair Contributors

Imagine: one day you’re well, going about activities as always, and then something happens to change your life forever. We see it everyday. In this case, it’s crushing chest pain, shortness of breath: a heart attack. Now ask yourself: How will this change the way you live tomorrow? Are you prepared to make those changes?(...)

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