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  1. McLaughlin, Kevin H. DPT, PT
  2. Friedman, Michael PT, MBA
  3. Hoyer, Erik H. MD
  4. Kudchadkar, Sapna MD
  5. Flanagan, Eleni DNP, MBA, RN-BC
  6. Klein, Lisa MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, CNRN
  7. Daley, Kelly PT, MBA
  8. Lavezza, Annette OTR/L
  9. Schechter, Nicole PhD
  10. Young, Daniel DPT, PhD
  11. JH-AMP Group


Background: Greater mobility and activity among hospitalized patients has been linked to key outcomes, including decreased length of stay, increased odds of home discharge, and fewer hospital-acquired morbidities. Systematic approaches to increasing patient mobility and activity are needed to improve patient outcomes during and following hospitalization.


Problem: While studies have found the Johns Hopkins Activity and Mobility Promotion (JH-AMP) program improves patient mobility and associated outcomes, program details and implementation methods are not published.


Approach: JH-AMP is a systematic approach that includes 8 steps, described in this article: (1) organizational prioritization; (2) systematic measurement and daily mobility goal; (3) barrier mitigation; (4) local interdisciplinary roles; (5) sustainable education and training; (6) workflow integration; (7) data feedback; and (8) promotion and awareness.


Conclusions: Hospitals and health care systems can use this information to guide implementation of JH-AMP at their institutions.