Kathryn McDonald, PhD, MM
Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Kathryn McDonald is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Systems, Quality and Safety at Johns Hopkins University. She holds primary appointments in the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine, as well as academic affiliations in business, public health and engineering. Research products include over 100 evidence-based national quality measures, and seminal publications on coordination of care, and improvement strategies. Her contributions rely on insights from patients, frontline clinical teams, and delivery system leaders. Dr. McDonald has served as president of the Society for Medical Decision Making, and currently chairs the Relational Research Collaborative Advisory Board.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Introduction: Team coordination problems continue to be an important source of errors, inefficiencies, conflict and other adverse events in health care. Structured Interprofessional Bedside Rounds (SIBR) provide a consistent method for patients, families, and clinicians from different disciplines to collaborate in daily discussions of care and clinical decision-making. Here we explore baseline levels of Relational Coordination (RC) present within and between interprofessional (IP) members prior SIBR implementation and we hypothesize that SIBR will enhance communication, teamwork, and…