So I came back from CA, got in my car and drove up to Hopkins. They didn't have anything new to tell me about my condition, BUT they did have an awesome throughput system. You get to their atrium and you put on a wristband (you put your own info into a computer).
Then you go to cardiology and they hand you a buzzer like the cheesecake factory.
When it's your turn, it buzzes. No more signing in and being yelled at! By the time you see the Dr. your labs are complete, your echo is complete, your ekg done. And it's not just that it's done, it's that all the services are colocated and you don't have to run around. And then billing is a breeze.
Way to go Hopkins for making this super easy on me!