Vice Chairs

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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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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Crews Selected to Serve on PCORI Advisory Panel

Crews Selected to Serve on PCORI Advisory Panel

Posted by  | Congratulations, Research

Deidra Crews, associate professor in the Division of Nephrology, has been selected to serve on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities. PCORI’s Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities was created to help guide the organization’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda, a framework to guide funding that will give patients(...)

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Health Inequities in Hypertension and Organ Damage

Health Inequities in Hypertension and Organ Damage

Posted by  | Administration

The August issue of the journal "Ethnicity and Disease" is dedicated to articles focused on health  in hypertension and related organ damage. Two articles from our own Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, directed by Lisa Cooper, professor in General Internal Medicine, are included. In an original report, Tanvir Hussain summarizes findings from(...)

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