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Quality and Safety of Care
Category: Quality and Safety of Care
Under the changed rule, about 5% of patients will require a second blood draw to ensure transfusion compatibility.
The event will bring together experts who will collaborate to improve quality and affordability of care for patients with chronic conditions.
The Hopkins Access Line (HAL) organizes admissions throughout the Johns Hopkins health system, including transfers between Johns Hopkins hospitals.
Johns Hopkins Medicine is adding a clinical track that will provide a new promotion path to faculty members who have a primary focus on providing excellent care to patients.
The awards recognize clinicians who deliver safe, innovative and respectful care to patients.
Psychiatrists with the Johns Hopkins Child Mobile Treatment Program can now use iPads to see and assess patients.
A recording booth in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center is collecting patient and caregiver stories to create a searchable trove of audio files for patients and researchers.
Tracking stroke patient data for a national registry is now more efficient and accurate.
Kimberlee Sherbrooke has been tapped to serve on the board of the American Medical Group Association.
Agreement makes it easier for Maryland doctors to practice in other states.
Physicians who are board certified in a specialty designated by U.S. News & World Report must claim their Doximity profiles by Nov. 15 in order to be eligible to complete the publication’s 2019 reputation survey.
Johns Hopkins clinicians now have Tableau, a new data analytics tool that makes it easy to compile and compare inpatient and ambulatory metrics.
Across Johns Hopkins Medicine, intensified patient education and better care coordination are improving patients’ health while driving down readmissions.
The first clinical community at Johns Hopkins to be led by nurses, the Nursing Quality Clinical Community is working to prevent patient falls.
OpenNotes, which offers patients access to documentation from a clinical encounter, is already in wide use. As of March 1, it will be the default setting in the electronic medical record for most ambulatory specialties.
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.
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.
The Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians has nine key ambulatory goals for FY2016.
Infectious Disease Associates of Ellicott City is now part of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
“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.”
Six nurses who manage trauma and burn center programs work to prevent injuries and improve the care process.
The adult burn unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center marks three years without a central line-associated bloodstream infection.
The project will enable at least 750 hospitals across the country to implement enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols, which reduce complications and lengths of stay while improving the patient experience.
What do patients value? Research finds that the key to increasing patient satisfaction is focusing on communication and other interpersonal skills.
Awards in six categories honor physicians and teams who provide exemplary care.
They are bad for patients and, under the terms of the Maryland Medicare waiver, bad for the bottom line.
The Access Initiative Seeks to open access while making it easier to get patients to the best doctor for their condition.
Standardization delivers a health care trifecta: increased patient safety, improved staff satisfaction and cost savings.
Learn how the medical center cut readmissions by nearly 10 percent.
It provides better care for kids. Parents love it. And it saves money.
Superb physicians across Johns Hopkins Medicine touch patients’ lives every day. New awards honor their dedication.
Consistently stellar CG-CAHPS scores set these clinicians apart.
The awards recognize physicians and care teams for providing superlative patient care.
The Dual Outpatient Treatment program addresses behavioral health alongside substance abuse.
HCAHPS scores reflect what Johns Hopkins Medicine is doing right — and where there is opportunity for improvement.
Half of physicians show evidence of burnout. Although it is pervasive and destructive, simple daily exercises can reduce it.
The Data Trust ensures that data is safe and accessible.
More than 8 million U.S. patients can see their clinicians’ notes. But is that a good thing?
Specialists from rehabilitation medicine are training colleagues across the institution to help patients make better health decisions.
Pulling together expertise from across the health system, clinical communities develop best practices that improve patient care.
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.
Some 12 million Americans suffer misdiagnosis every year, and up to one-third of these experience serious permanent harm, says David Newman-Toker, director of the new Center for Diagnostic Excellence.
Shame, self-doubt and isolation can follow an adverse event or other traumatic occurrence. Suburban Hospital is training providers to serve as peer supporters to colleagues in distress.
Patient access coordinators listen closely to patients and respond to their needs. In some cases, those needs are a matter of life or death, and swift action is required.
Forty-two awards in six categories across seven entities recognize providers who consistently deliver the highest-quality patient care. Learn a few of their stories and get links to each winner’s short video.
The idea, says psychiatrist Pat Triplett, is to have the team assess medical unit patients for mental health concerns early on, “before they escalate.”
When a physician cancels clinic at the last minute, it can compromise patient care and depress satisfaction scores. For those reasons, reducing physician-initiated cancelations is a priority.
Suburban Hospital’s PEARLS program trains providers to communicate empathically and respectfully, whether with a patient or a fellow provider. Now, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is rolling out its own program too.
Tait Shanafelt of Mayo Clinic says too many doctors suffer from emotional exhaustion. His advice, based on 17 years of research, may help.
“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.
The program recognizes excellent clinical care in six categories. Nominations are accepted through Friday, May 12.
A new initiative at Johns Hopkins Medicine aims to ensure that patients receive all laboratory test results, normal or abnormal, within two weeks.
Updates to MyChart patient portal make it easier for patients and families to participate in care.
Speakers and panelists at a free Dec. 14 Symposium on Humanism and Medicine will discuss doctor-patient relationships.
A Social Determinants of Health Wheel now in electronic patient charts makes it easy for clinicians to see factors such as social isolation or tobacco use.