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Julie Horst (foreground), waiting beside her red Nissan, and Dawna McGlynn (background) both trained as social workers before becoming patient navigators.
Julie Horst (foreground), waiting beside her red Nissan, and Dawna McGlynn (background) both trained as social workers before becoming patient navigators.

Steering Them Through the Maze
Patient navigators help the underserved decode health care’s bureaucracy.

Julie Horst feels sporty behind the wheel of the 2008, candy-apple red, Nissan hatchback. With a Hopkins badge around her neck and a heart patient belted in beside her, she zips to a community doctor, or to a pharmacy, or maybe to an appointment with a Hopkins cardiologist. Horst isn’t just navigating the streets of Baltimore. She’s helping underinsured and uninsured cardiac patients cut through the red tape and hidden resources of health care.

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Briefcase
Convocation 2008
 
WHAT'S nEWS
 
 

Equal Access
Effective May 1, a new Hopkins policy gives authorized users of electronic medical records the right to view their own and their young children’s (up to 10 years of age) electronic records for personal reasons, without prior approval. Although state and federal laws permit a patient or parent to see their paper medical records for personal reasons, these laws do not allow any patient/parent to see electronic records for other than work-related reasons. Until now, Hopkins policy has restricted authorized users’ access to electronic records for work-related purposes only.
 

 
   
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HEADLINERS
Hopkins leaders and community dignitaries celebrate the opening of the Rangos life sciences building.
A Neighborhood Reborn
Hopkins leaders and community dignitaries celebrate the opening of the Rangos life sciences building.
The Joint Commission bestows its prestigious Codman Award on Bayview’s Addiction Treatment Services.
 

The Gold Standard
The Joint Commission bestows its prestigious Codman Award on Bayview’s Addiction Treatment Services.

Howard County General Hospital sets up a successful MRSA project in its ICU.
 

Infection Detection
Howard County General Hospital sets up a successful MRSA project in its ICU.

The first of its kind in the country, a new program at Hopkins Bayview tries to improve the quality of life for older adults.
 

Biology of Frailty
The first of its kind in the country, a new program at Hopkins Bayview tries to improve the quality of life for older adults.

Thanks to wellness-themed rewards, morale among adult ED staff soars.
 

Rx for Burnout: Healthy Snacks, Massages and Sneakers
Thanks to wellness-themed rewards, morale among adult ED staff soars.

20 percent of the nurses on Hopkins’ Cardiac SICU are male.
 

Men of the Cardiac SICU
20 percent of the nurses on Hopkins’ Cardiac SICU are male.

Johns Hopkins Home Care nurses outside a patient's home in White Marsh.
 

A Niche in Home Care
Johns Hopkins Home Care nurses outside a patient's home in White Marsh.

Nurses practice IV insertion.
 

Minimizing Sticks
Nurses practice IV insertion.

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As the needy Hispanic population of East Baltimore expands, so do Hopkins’ efforts to serve it.
 

Translating Health
As the needy Hispanic population of East Baltimore expands, so do Hopkins’ efforts to serve it.

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When doctors were asked to name obstacles to outpatient clinic efficiency, it was no surprise what piled up.
 

Paper, Paper Everywhere
When doctors were asked to name obstacles to outpatient clinic efficiency, it was no surprise what piled up.

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Former linebacker O.J. Brigance tackles Lou Gehrig’s disease with positive thinking and fund-raising.
 

On the Offense for a Cure
Former linebacker O.J. Brigance tackles Lou Gehrig’s disease with positive thinking and fund-raising.

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A resourceful cancer researcher devises a better way to page.
 

Inventing PagerBox
A resourceful cancer researcher devises a better way to page.

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The COWs (computers on wheels) on the WICU (Weinberg ICU) now each have their own name.
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