The Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine High Value Care Committee was created in July 2014, with the goals of increasing the value of care our patients receive, making high-value care part of the Department of Medicine culture and reducing diagnostic testing or treatments that do not improve care but do increase cost.
This interprofessional, multidisciplinary committee includes Department of Medicine nurses, administrators, faculty, fellows and residents. The Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, the Department of Pharmacy, the Department of Pathology and Information Technology are also represented.
The High Value Health Care Committee has worked on four initial projects:
- Reducing ordering of folate
- Reducing inappropriate telemetry use
- Reducing treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria
- Reducing ordering of type and screens
The High Value Health Care Committee has also helped the Division of Infectious Disease reduce inappropriate hepatitis C polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing.
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If you would like to join the committee or are interested in hearing more, please email us at DOM-HVCC@jhmi.edu.