We are delighted to introduce Dr. Kathleen Murphy White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN as the incoming Editor of Quality Management in Health Care. Dr. White is an Associate Professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She holds a joint faculty appointment in the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. She is the Director of the School of Nursing’s Masters Entry into Practice Program and is the track coordinator of the MSN health systems management and the MSN-MBA tracks. She also holds a joint appointment as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was a member of a collaborative team that developed the widely published, award-winning Johns Hopkins Nursing evidence-based practice model and guidelines.
She is also currently part of an evaluation team at Johns Hopkins Hospital for the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery program for colorectal patients. Dr. White was a Senior Advisor at the Health Resources and Services Administration from 2010 – 2013 where she worked in the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis and the Office of Performance Management. Dr. White's numerous practice policy and leadership roles have included consulting with Parkway Group Healthcare in Singapore and the primary healthcare reform project in Armenia; serving as visiting faculty at the American University of Armenia; as a member of the Hopkins-Healthways Advisory Group; and as the Chairperson of the American Nursing Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics from 2006-2010. She currently serves on the Maryland Governor's Health Quality and Cost Council, the Maryland Health Care Commission's Hospital Performance Evaluation Guide Advisory Committee, the Howard County General Hospital Board of Trustees, and the Maryland Patient Safety Center's Board of Directors, where she served as their inaugural Chairperson until 2011.
As the leadership of the Journal changes, you can expect to see some modifications in the Journal itself. New features are being designed to help you strengthen your professional practice.
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