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Dome - September 2011

September 2011

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Enterprise-wide, Johns Hopkins Medicine leaps into the electronic future of health care.
An Epic Journey
Enterprise-wide, Johns Hopkins Medicine leaps into the electronic future of health care.

Articles in this Issue

COVER STORY

  • With the launch of Epic, a software system that will integrate medical records across Johns Hopkin Medicine into a central database, patients and the health system's 1,700 specialists and primary care physicains will gain access to a powerful tool.

LEADERSHIP SPEAKS

  • Dean/CEO Edward Miller explains that Johns Hopkins Medicine is going through restructuring to make it more nimble, efficient and responsive to the quickly changing health care landscape.

NEW CLINICAL BUILDINGS

  • The calming influence of the new clinical buildings’ architectural design will speak volumes to patients and families arriving in times of hope and anxiety.  

FLU CAMPAIGN

  • It’s in the spirit of safeguarding patients—as well as employees and students—that a mandatory flu vaccination policy is being implemented across most of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

RESEARCH

  • New Vice Dean for Research Landon King will lead basic and translational research at the school of medicine, as well as work to develop core resources and facilitate collaborative research.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

HUMAN RESOURCES

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

  • To avoid unnecessary hospital readmissions for certain c oronary patients,  Johns Hopkins Home Health Services started a program of remote patient monitoring that allows providers to react more quickly to changes in a patient's condition.
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview’s Chesapeake Unit enhances its environment and morale with process-improvement program Lean Sigma.

AROUND HOPKINS MEDICINE

  • More than 17,200 employees representing eight Johns Hopkins Medicine member organizations took the 2011 employee engagement survey in June, for a 63 percent response rate
  • The Montgomery County hospital wins the latest action in a multi-year process that has involved complex zoning issues, opposition by the neighborhood that surrounds the hospital, and other regulatory challenges. 
  • Howard County General Hospital and the county library system team up to offer classes on wellness and nutrition to better ensure a healthier population.

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