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Jeffrey Taekman

University/Research Lab: Duke University Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center
Location: (Durham, NC)
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Keywords: Clinical Research, Educational Technology, Human Factors, Informatics, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Education- Medical, Interactive 3-D environments, Mobile Computing, Internet, Patient Safety, Research Design, Peer Review, Serious Games,Simulation

Posted on: Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
Broad Research Area: Computer Science Education / Educational Technology, Databases / Information Retrieval / Data Mining, Mobile / Ubiquitous / Embedded Computing, Scientific/Medical Informatics, Social Computing / Social Informatics, Technology Policy

Research Interests:

Medicine is an information-rich profession. The information explosion demands new ways of educating and assessing medical professionals. Successfully navigating information has profound implications for patient safety.

My research interests focus on the use of advanced computer technologies in the continuum of healthcare education. My current work utilizes various simulation techniques (desktop, virtual reality, and high fidelity simulation)in healthcare education and patient safety.

Our research in the Simulation Center includes: 1) investigating the use of simulation in the development and implementation of clinical trials, 2) defining errors and optimizing human performance in clinical trials, 3) investigating “situation awareness” in the perioperative environment, 4) objectively measuring teamwork and communication in high risk medical environments, 5) exploring the use of simulators in the development and evaluation of new medical devices, 6) developing and assessing virtual interactive environments for team training, 7) comparing and contrasting traditional and new forms of team training, and 8) examining what factors differentiate novice and expert healthcare practioners.


Contact Information:

Jeffrey M. Taekman, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Educational Technology
Director, Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Box 3094, Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710
voice: (919) 794-8495


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