Kathy D. Duncan, RN, faculty, IHI, directs IHI Expeditions and manages IHI's work in rural settings. Previously, she provided spread expertise to Project JOINTS, co-led the 5 Million Lives Campaign National Field Team, and was faculty for the Improving Outcomes for High-Risk and Critically Ill Patients Innovation Community. She also served as the content lead for the Campaign's Prevention of Pressure Ulcers and Deployment of Rapid Response Teams areas. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the AHA NRCPR, NQF's Coordination of Care Advisory Panel, and NDNQI's Pressure Ulcer Advisory Committee. Prior to joining IHI, Ms. Duncan led initiatives to decrease ICU mortality and morbidity as the director of critical care for a large community hospital.
Jeffrey M. Simmons, MD, MSc, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Division Director, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, and Chief Safety Officer, has practiced as a pediatric hospitalist for 14 years. He has completed post-residency training in research methods, including a master’s degree in epidemiology, and advanced training in quality improvement methods and system-level patient safety principles. During the past decade of transformation at Cincinnati Children’s, Dr. Simmons has been a frontline leader for many key transformation projects including family-centered rounds, rapid adoption of evidence-based practice, population health for children with asthma, and improved inpatient patient safety through improved situation awareness. Institutional situation awareness at Cincinnati Children’s relies heavily on a daily rhythm of huddles that build from unit-level, to site of care level (e.g. inpatient), to a daily whole system operations brief.