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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. Nonauthorized users of electronic medical records may obtain printed copies (up to 50 pages) of medical records that would otherwise be available electronically to authorized users under the new policy—at no cost. Details:, “Access to Electronic Medical Records—Other Than Job Functions.” Questions: Hopkins Privacy Officer, 410-735-6509, or

Top-Tier Ranking

Once again, U.S. News & World Report has ranked The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine No. 2 among accredited medical schools in the nation. Featured in USN&WR’s 2009 edition’s report on the best graduate schools in the country, the rankings are determined by a combination of reputational surveys and objective data.

In addition to the overall ranking, USN&WR recognizes a number of specialty school departments. Hopkins maintained its No. 1 spot in geriatrics; took the No. 2 spots in AIDS and internal medicine; kept its No. 3 ranking in drug/alcohol abuse; and stayed at No. 4 in pediatrics and No. 5 for women’s health. Among engineering specialty programs, the biomedical engineering program once again led the field.



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