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Category: Clinical Efficiency
The Hopkins Access Line (HAL) organizes admissions throughout the Johns Hopkins health system, including transfers between Johns Hopkins hospitals.
Psychiatrists with the Johns Hopkins Child Mobile Treatment Program can now use iPads to see and assess patients.
Johns Hopkins Medicine is expanding its patient education program, adding more videos and e-books while making it easier for clinicians to find useful materials and get them to patients.
Tracking stroke patient data for a national registry is now more efficient and accurate.
Experts give advice for getting the most out of the voice recognition tool that is now available within the Epic electronic medical records system.
Instant Activation makes it easier for providers and staff to register patients for MyChart.
EB-Guidelines, developed by Johns Hopkins clinicians, uses evidence-based guidance to support best practices.
Providers can now send prescriptions for opioids and other controlled substances directly to participating pharmacies.
Agreement makes it easier for Maryland doctors to practice in other states.
A new feature in Epic makes it easy for health care providers to refer patients to a free smoking cessation program.
An innovative approach to providing urgent care alongside emergency care has enabled the hospital to treat more patients while maintaining high patient satisfaction scores.
High-value care may require abandoning longstanding ordering and prescribing practices and adopting new ones. Helping providers make such changes was one focus of the recent High Value Practice Academic Alliance (HVPAA) conference hosted by Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Implementation of a care bundle for patients undergoing ovarian cancer surgery reduced surgical site infections from around 20 percent to 3 percent, where they have remained for two years.
Killing more than 100,000 people a year, venous thromboembolism can be prevented by blood-thinning drugs. Yet upwards of 15 percent of prescribed doses are never administered to hospitalized patients.
Currently, infusion services are delivered from three areas: the Sickle Cell Center in Carnegie, Adult Infusion Services on the sixth floor of the Osler Building, and Therapeutic Apheresis. On May 8, that will change.
The John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice, a new clinic at The Johns Hopkins Hospital with more than two dozen exam rooms, will co-locate services for patients with an array of infectious diseases.
“We’ve seen a 35 percent growth in patient volume,” says Ashley Behrens, chief of the Division of Comprehensive Eye Care. “It’s a win for both patients and Wilmer.”
“Blood transfusion is the most common procedure performed in U.S. hospitals, and one of the top five overused procedures,” says Steve Frank, director of the Blood Management Program.
Thanks to the Ambulatory Management Program, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians’ Fulton practice halved its no-show rates, increasing patient access and provider satisfaction in the process.
Over a 13-month period, the clinic helped prevent 296 Emergency Department visits and 61 admissions.