The Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians seeks to support physicians across the enterprise in serving our patients better. Toward that end, the office has gathered the following resources of interest.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) strives to provide up-to-date clinical and research information in appropriate educational formats so that participants are able to improve their knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors, and the clinical outcomes for their patients. The vision of OCME is to provide physicians and other health care professionals' exemplary, cutting-edge educational endeavors that teach evidence-based practices and identify new and emerging health care needs and opportunities from research through delivery of care so that, through education, we can significantly improve health.
Johns Hopkins Medicine’s integrated electronic medical record system Epic has now rolled out across more than 600 ambulatory care settings, including outpatient clinics at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (JHCP) locations, as well as Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital. The Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Emergency and Adult Emergency Departments are also live with Epic. It is designed to create one unified patient record system for the entire enterprise and incorporates scheduling and registration, clinical documentation, computerized provider order entry (CPOE), ePrescribing, and Charge Capture. It also improves the critical connection to affiliate and referring physicians across Johns Hopkins Medicine.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, was created by the federal government to protect patients’ private information. Johns Hopkins Medicine is committed to patient and health plan member privacy and believes it is critical to providing quality health care.
The Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payments and other “transfers of value” worth over $10 from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public. A physician is defined as a M.D., D.O., D.D./D.D.M., D.D.S., D.P.M., O.D. and D.C.P. who is licensed in any state in the U.S., whether or not they are practicing. The act does not affect faculty and staff members who are not physicians. The act has implications for Johns Hopkins physicians who consult, serve on scientific advisory boards, or engage in other compensated activity in a personal capacity for manufacturers of drugs, devices or biologics. Details of the compensation for these activities, including the purpose of the payment, are posted on a publicly accessible website that is maintained by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Physicians may review and, if necessary, dispute reported payments. Individual physicians, not the physician's employer, are responsible for reviewing the accuracy of reported data and submitting disputes if the data are inaccurate.
Like the Affordable Care Act of 2010, the new Maryland Medicare waiver, which took effect January 1, 2014, aims to rein in health spending while encouraging the delivery of better care, with a particular emphasis on preventive care that keeps patients healthy and out of the hospital. To keep the waiver past 2018, Maryland has to reduce 30-day readmissions and hospital-acquired conditions as well as hit other quality targets.
In this section you will find links to important policies affecting faculty.
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Johns Hopkins Medicine policy page
- Policies and Guidelines Covering Appointments, Promotions, and Professional Activities for the Full-Time Faculty of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Gold Book
- Professional Development Guide for the Faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Silver Book
- Policies and Guidelines Covering Appointments, Promotions, and Professional Activities for the Part-Time Faculty of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: Blue Book
- Data governance policies are essential to ensure the security and privacy of our patients' data while increasing its value through better integration and analytics. Learn more about the Data Trust and the policies that have been approved by the Data Trust Council.
Johns Hopkins Medicine physicians are committed to communicating promptly with their patients’ health care team and collaborating with them to deliver high-quality, coordinated care.
To find a Johns Hopkins physician who is right for your patient, use this comprehensive online physician directory to search by name, specialty, location, language and gender. You will be able to browse physicians’ education, training background, and areas of expertise and certification.
The Hopkins Access Line (HAL) is a one-call resource that connects referring physicians and other health care providers with physicians at The Johns Hopkins Hospital or Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center to discuss a case or to request an urgent transfer for an adult or pediatric patient.
This complimentary medical concierge service provides a single point of contact to help patients who reside outside of Maryland obtain an appointment with an appropriate specialist. To speak with a Johns Hopkins USA representative, please call our toll-free number, 1-855-695-4872, or email [email protected].
If you are referring a patient who resides outside of the U.S. or carries international health insurance, our dedicated coordinators can arrange all aspects of your patient's medical care, paying special attention to personal, cultural and travel-related needs. For assistance, please call 1-410-502-7683, fill out our secure form or visit Johns Hopkins Medicine International’s website.