Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

INTERdisciplinary Approaches to Communication and Teamwork (INTERACT)

The INTERdisciplinary Approaches to Communication and Teamwork (INTERACT) project was designed to improve communication and teamwork on general medical hospital units. The intervention consists of Prepared Nurse-Physician Co-Leadership and Structured Inter-Disciplinary Rounds (SIDR). Research, conducted at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) has shown improved teamwork and a reduction in the rate of adverse events as a result of these interventions. These efforts were supported by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. We are pleased to share content and material from the INTERACT project. Please contact us if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. Thank you!

Kevin O’Leary MD, MS
keoleary@nmh.org

The INTERACT project is made possible in part by the generous support of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.The INTERACT project is based in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.