Patient Education

Patient Education

Welcome! At Johns Hopkins, we want patients and caregivers like you to feel equipped to take control of your health care. There are some terrific tools and resources available to help make complex medical information easy to understand.

Emmi ® Education Program

Emmi ® is a web-based program that provides you with easy-to-understand medical information that you can access from any computer, tablet or smart phone. Emmi ® programs typically take about 20 minutes to watch and provide step-by-step information about managing a chronic condition or how to prepare for an upcoming procedure.

You can view the program at your own pace. At the end, you’ll have the opportunity to print a summary of the information along with any questions you may have for your doctor.

Have a Code?
Get Started!

If you’ve already received an Emmi ® access code, use this program to activate and view your content.

Get Started

Don't Have a Code?
Self-Register Now!

Register now to learn about your procedure, your stay and about how to manage your chronic condition. Enter some basic information and get connected to your Emmi ® program.

Register Now

Living Well Guides

Living Well guides are designed to provide you with excellent information about managing a chronic condition. Each guide includes interactive features to enhance your learning experience. You can watch videos, listen to the audio recording of each section, highlight text and more.

Joint Commission Speak Up

Speak Up™ is The Joint Commission's patient safety program, designed to help patients and their advocates become active in their care. The Speak Up™ program includes ready-made resources in English and Spanish on a variety of topics to help patients communicate about their care. For more information and to download campaign materials, visit The Joint Commission’s Speak Up™ website.

Information About Immigration and Health Care

Many patients who are immigrants have expressed concerns about keeping scheduled medical appointments out of fear that they could put themselves and their family members at risk.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rule protects the privacy of our patients. We do not share patient information, including information about immigration status (if it is known), with local police or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unless legally required to do so. Further, Johns Hopkins’ safety and security officers do not request information regarding citizenship, nor do they enforce federal immigration laws, without a warrant or court order.

Please reassure patients that we will protect their information while they are in our care. Refer them to these English or Spanish fact sheets for more information and resources.