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Quality Management in Health Care Welcomes Dr. Kathleen Murphy White as Editor-in-Chief

Dr. White's selection as Editor-in-Chief heralds the next step in the evolution of QMHC

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of  Wolters Kluwer Health, is pleased to announce that Kathleen Murphy White, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, has been named Editor-in-Chief of  Quality Management in Health Care (QMHC), a leading peer-reviewed journal of evidence, ideas, and experience in improving health care quality and patient outcomes.

Dr. White is an Associate Professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, with a joint faculty appointment in the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. The appointment is effective with the current issue of QMHC.

Quality Management in Health Care covers new research tools, methods, and results aimed at improving health care delivery and patient outcomes. It provides an international forum for discussion among all stakeholders involved in patient care and ongoing quality management. The journal is published quarterly, in print and online.

In addition to her academic appointments, Dr. White is a clinical nurse specialist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was a member of the collaborative team that developed the award-winning Johns Hopkins Nursing evidence-based practice model and guidelines.  She brings extensive experience in health care practice policy and leadership at the hospital, state, national and international levels.

Dr. White's selection as Editor-in-Chief heralds the next step in the evolution of QMHC, with plans for a fresh new design along with new columns and content and an updated look.  She comments, "We're planning a range of improvements to ensure our journal stays at the forefront of efforts to incorporate quality management science into patient care and clinical decision-making, and to enhance our journal's value to readers in strengthening their professional practice."

Dr. White adds, "We encourage professionals from every discipline involved in quality management to consider publishing their work in QMHC,"  To learn about submitting to Quality Management in Health Care using WKH's Editorial Manager system, visit

About Quality Management in Health Care
Quality Management in Health Care (QMHC) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for our readers to explore the theoretical, technical, and strategic elements of health care quality management. The journal's primary focus is on organizational structure and processes as these affect the quality of care and patient outcomes.

About Wolters Kluwer Health
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