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Dome - February 2012

February 2012

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Armstrong Institute Director Peter Pronovost
STRIVING FOR CONSENSUS ON QUALITY
Across Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Armstrong Institute fosters
community-based fixes for stubborn patient safety problems.
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Armstrong Institute Director Peter Pronovost uses the mathematical model of a fractal, which features endlessly repeating patterns, to describe the potential power of clinical communities.

Articles in this Issue

COVER STORY

LEADERSHIP SPEAKS

  • Ronald R. Peterson says the role Hopkins plays in the community is as important as the health care it delivers.

TRANSFORMATION

  • Physicians and staff gather to build a framework for users of the universal electronic medical record.

COMPLIANCE

  • Stiff competition and a pent up need makes finding qualified billing compliance specialists a difficult assignment .
  • As the chief compliance officer for the Johns Hopkins Health System, Laura Callahan Mezan runs a department that helps the health system’s member organizations and its employees follow regulations and policies to avoid billing errors to federal payers.

PATIENT-CENTERED CARE

  • Howard County General starts a new palliative medicine program that will help patients and families make appropriate decisions for treatment.
  • The Clinical Practice Association progresses toward uniform performance standards.

AROUND HOPKINS MEDICINE

RESEARCH

  • The Center for Surgical Trials and Outcomes Research brings together the wealth of knowledge, resources and manpower intrinsic to Hopkins so that faculty members could have the help they need to get launch their studies

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