Assistant Dean for Educational Technology
Director, Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center
Department / Division
Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology-Neuro Division
Durham, NC 27710
Neurosurgical anesthesiology; neural monitoring; continuing certification; educational technology simulation
I direct the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center. The HSPSC framework, with clinicians and educators working side-by-side with human factors engineers, has been cited as a model for improving healthcare safety and quality.
My research focuses on the use of technology (primarily simulation) to improve learning and processes within healthcare systems. Particular areas of interest of mine include learning technologies, informatics, learning analytics, mobile computing, and immersive education. My funded projects include our pioneering work using simulation to improve the safety and quality of clinical trials, studying the science of achievement, and developing various interactive learning technologies (serious games and simulations) focused on national patient safety issues.
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
Corvetto, MA; Taekman, JM. To die or not to die? A review of simulated death. Simulation in Healthcare. 2013;8:8-12. (2013)
Corvetto, MA; Hobbs, GW; Taekman, JM. Fire in the operating room. Simulation in Healthcare. 2011;6:356-359. (2011) Abstract
Taekman, JM; Shelley, K. Virtual environments in healthcare: immersion, disruption, and flow. International Anesthesiology Clinics. 2010;48:101-121. (2010) Abstract
Taekman, JM; Stafford-Smith, M; Velazquez, EJ; Wright, MC; Phillips-Bute, BG; Pfeffer, MA; Sellers, MA; Pieper, KS; Newman, MF; Van de Werf, F; Diaz, R; Leimberger, J; Califf, RM. Departures from the protocol during conduct of a clinical trial: a pattern from the data record consistent with a learning curve. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2010;19:405-410. (2010) Abstract
Wright, MC; Phillips-Bute, BG; Petrusa, ER; Griffin, KL; Hobbs, GW; Taekman, JM. Assessing teamwork in medical education and practice: relating behavioural teamwork ratings and clinical performance. Medical Teacher. 2009;31:30-38. (2009) Abstract
Wright, MC; Phillips-Bute, B; Mark, JB; Stafford-Smith, M; Grichnik, KP; Andregg, BC; Taekman, JM. Time of day effects on the incidence of anesthetic adverse events. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2006;15:258-263. (2006) Abstract
Wright, MC; Taekman, JM; Barber, L; Hobbs, G; Newman, MF; Stafford-Smith, M. The use of high-fidelity human patient simulation as an evaluative tool in the development of clinical research protocols and procedures. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2005;26:646-659. (2005) Abstract
Taekman, JM; Hobbs, G; Barber, L; Phillips-Bute, BG; Wright, MC; Newman, MF; Stafford-Smith, M. Preliminary report on the use of high-fidelity simulation in the training of study coordinators conducting a clinical research protocol. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2004;99:521-527. (2004) Abstract
Wright, MC; Taekman, JM; Endsley, MR. Objective measures of situation awareness in a simulated medical environment. Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2004;13 Suppl 1:i65-i71. (2004) Abstract
Taekman, JM; Kingsley, CP; Shelley, KH. Medical education over the Internet. Academic Medicine. 1996;71:525. (1996) Abstract
Taekman, JM; Kingsley, CP; Shelley, KH; Mentzer, S. The Penn State Anesthesia Electronic Case Conference. Anesthesiology. 1995;83:887-888. (1995) Abstract