Jennifer Swails, MD
McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Health Science Center
Dr. Swails received her bachelor in science degree in biology from Davidson College and her doctorate in medicine from Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed residency training in internal medicine and primary care at Brigham and Women’s hospital and joined the faculty of the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in 2012. She currently serves as Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and is Co-Director of Interprofessional Education at UTHealth. She has received numerous awards for teaching and patient care, including the “Top Doctor” award from Houstonia magazine.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Background: As healthcare becomes more technologically complex, clinicians are using electronic health records (EHR) to optimize communication among interprofessional teams, in addition to a repository for patient data. Despite near ubiquitous use of EHRs in clinical settings, few clinical students utilize this technology during their training. In this study, we integrated students from administrative and non-clinical disciplines into traditional clinical simulations, with complex patient safety errors embedded in EHR technology and measured the effect on communication and teamwork. Methods…