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The event will bring together experts who will collaborate to improve quality and affordability of care for patients with chronic conditions.
Psychiatrists with the Johns Hopkins Child Mobile Treatment Program can now use iPads to see and assess patients.
A May 30 event will spotlight the current and future role of precision medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Providers and administrative staff members are invited to learn about initiatives underway and help craft best-use strategies for high-priority remote care projects.
“The only comment I get from patients is that they appreciate having access to the information. I’ve never had a complaint,” says Henry Brem, director of the Department of Neurosurgery, who has been using OpenNotes since 2015.
The first clinical community at Johns Hopkins to be led by nurses, the Nursing Quality Clinical Community is working to prevent patient falls.
What unifies the diverse patients we serve? An expectation of high-quality, responsive care. Here’s a look at what some of our member hospitals are doing to deliver on that expectation.
Lessening emergency room crowding and allowing patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to follow up with their neurologist from home are just two ways telemedicine is adding value for patients across the health system.
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has joined a national collaborative to reduce the risk of kidney damage in hospitalized children.
Over a 13-month period, the clinic helped prevent 296 Emergency Department visits and 61 admissions.
The idea, says psychiatrist Pat Triplett, is to have the team assess medical unit patients for mental health concerns early on, “before they escalate.”
Proactive care management at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is keeping patients at high risk of readmission on the road to recovery — and out of the hospital.
Pulling together expertise from across the health system, clinical communities develop best practices that improve patient care.
The awards support collaboration among investigators.
More than 8 million U.S. patients can see their clinicians’ notes. But is that a good thing?
Physicians, nurses and other staff are invited to submit their ideas for eliminating wasteful practices, including ordering unnecessary tests.
The Ambulatory Management Program trains physician-nurse-administrator teams to identify and eliminate waste and bottlenecks.
Telemedicine increases access to specialty care.
Streamlined workflows and reductions in overtime were some of the benefits seen by two teams that participated in the program.
The Clinical Research Network provides access to 8 million patients at five community hospitals. As such, it exemplifies the strategic priority to advance biomedical discovery by researching beyond the health system.
When James Ficke joined Johns Hopkins a year and a half ago as director of orthopaedic surgery, patients with orthopaedic issues might have had to wait weeks to get in to see a specialist.
Standardization delivers a health care trifecta: increased patient safety, improved staff satisfaction and cost savings.
“A great experience with a doctor will be soured by a bad scheduling experience. We want a patient’s experience of care to be excellent from the first point of contact with Johns Hopkins.”
It provides better care for kids. Parents love it. And it saves money.
After going through the Ambulatory Management Program, a team from Wilmer cut 15 minutes off patients’ time in the waiting room, increasing patient and staff satisfaction.
Led by Suburban Hospital’s Gary Roggin and Brent Petty of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the committee is working toward a single formulary that will benefit the health system and those it serves.
Under the changed rule, about 5% of patients will require a second blood draw to ensure transfusion compatibility.