Available now to read online is the February issue of the journal. Read the entire February issue online at academicmedicine.org or on your iPad using the Academic Medicine for iPad app. Highlights include:
Introducing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Into the Electronic Health Record: One Academic Health Center’s Experience
Callahan and colleagues share the University of California, Davis, Health System’s experience; they reflect on lessons learned and on institutional pride and commitment to providing quality care for LGBT patients.
Creating a High-Reliability Health Care System: Improving Performance on Core Processes of Care at Johns Hopkins Medicine
Pronovost and colleagues describe the infrastructure established to manage quality and safety efforts throughout their complex health care system, which improved performance on seven inpatient process-of-care core measures.
Septris: A Novel, Mobile, Online, Simulation Game That Improves Sepsis Recognition and Management
Evans and colleagues discuss Septris—a mobile-accessible, case-based, online game designed to teach early sepsis identification and evidence-based management—which leverages the massive expansion of mobile technology and the popularity of gaming.
When Guidelines Don’t Guide: The Effect of Patient Context on Management Decisions Based on Clinical Practice Guidelines
Mercuri and colleagues examine how patients’ social context might influence physicians’ care management decisions based on their rate of adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines in a variety of cases.