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Kiosk Kulture

Those self-service kiosks at airports took some getting used to, but now many travelers find them an indispensable alternative to long check-in lines. In the same spirit, later this month, Hopkins Hospital will introduce rapid patient registration kiosks. Six freestanding devices with privacy screens will be available. Three are earmarked for “way finding,” providing a printed itinerary and directions after patients type in a location; two of these kiosks will be at the Outpatient Center’s Caroline Street entrance and one will stand at the Metro’s lower concourse entrance. The other three kiosks will be located in JHOC 4’s urology clinics, where the self-registration program is being piloted. After securing patient ID, the system will display and print a confirmation and assign a number. Kiosks are not meant to replace humans, assures Pam Mioduszewski, project leader in information technology. Registration staff will be on hand to assist patients should questions arise. “But,” she says, “we hope the kiosks will decrease patients’ wait time and protect their privacy.” Info: vecnamedical.com/medical/qckiosk or 410-550-2622.

Heart, Diabetes Walks

Crisp fall days are here—the perfect outdoor walking or running weather. And this month, Hopkins employees, friends, families and leashed pets have at least two opportunities to combine walking with philanthropy. The American Diabetes Association 5K Walk will take place on Oct. 4, beginning at 9 a.m. at Ravens Stadium and continuing around Federal Hill. To join a team or to support a Hopkins team member, go to diabetes.org/stepout. Click “Join a Team,” and follow the prompts. Info: Patty Brown, pbrown@jhmi.edu. Then, on Oct. 25, the American Heart Association Walk begins at Federal Hill Park at 9 a.m. Info: heartwalk.kintera.org/Baltimore/johnshopkins or hopkinsheartwalk@jhmi.edu. Historically, Johns Hopkins has drawn the largest representation and has raised tens of thousands of dollars for both organizations.

Diversity Online

Creating a diverse and inclusive environment is one of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s core values. With the launch of the Diversity and Inclusion Web site, staying informed on our progress in that realm just got easier. A resource for prospective faculty, staff, residents and students and patients in the community, the site features video clips about how the institution encourages diversity. Info: hopkinsmedicine.org/diversity.

 

 

 

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