Emergency Preparedness: Know What’s Next with a Text
Because most people are attached to their phones, text messages are the most effective way to receive notices about emergency situations—that is, if you’re enrolled in the Johns Hopkins Emergency Alert System. Make sure that you are enrolled in the alert system and are able to receive information and instruction in the event of a potential or actual disaster or other emergency. To sign up or to confirm your enrollment, visit my.johnshopkins.edu and click on Emergency Alert, under the myProfile icon.
MLK Community Service Awards Nominations
Nominate yourself or a colleague for outstanding commitment to community service for the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Awards. All Johns Hopkins faculty members, staff members, graduate and medical students, and retirees are eligible for nomination. Winners will be recognized during the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration on Jan. 13, 2017. To submit a nomination, visit hopkinsworklife.org/community_engagement/mlk_service_awards/. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Oct. 14.
Viewing Electronic Medical Records for Personal Reasons
The Johns Hopkins Privacy Office authorizes certain employees to access electronic patient records, including their own and those of their children under age 12. A number of steps must be followed to access these patient records for personal, nonjob-related activities without prior approval. Learn more about the policy’s requirements, including who is considered an authorized user and what forms are required. Details of the electronic access policy, including definitions of authorized users and the forms required for submission of a request, can be found at insidehopkinsmedicine.org/privacy_office.