AkkeNeel Talsma, PhD, RN
University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482
Scholarly Expertise / Activity
- Peri-operative processes and patient outcomes
- Clinical decision making using information technology
- National performance measures
- Quality of care and patient safety
- Implementation sciences
Dr. Talsma’s program of research centers on “Systems of Care and Effectiveness on Patient Outcomes," with particular focus on patient safety and the delivery of high quality of care. She has an extensive background implementing and evaluating performance measurement programs and consulting with providers in multiple health care settings. Her background provides the expertise to investigate relationships between peri-operative processes and patient outcomes, as well as hospital interests. Dr. Talsma's experience implementing clinical decision support and feedback systems have proved important preventing the development of pressure ulcers and ventilator associated pneumonia's. Dr. Talsma's previous work in the development, implementation, and evaluation of industry driven performance measures provides a rich resource for insights in measurement, improvement, and the reporting of performance measures.
Current Research Grants and Programs:
- PI (Co-Director). Peri-operative Outcomes Initiative (POI). Peri-operative processes of care, OR staffing, timeframes, and patient outcomes, using MSQC-NSQIP data. BlueCross Blue Shield of Michigan
- PI. Descriptive study of OR nursing data elements, peri-operative clinical processes and patient outcomes. AORN Foundation.
- Co-I. Understanding Environmental and organizational factors related to surgical quality in Michigan hospitals. Center for Healthcare Reform and Transformation (CHRT).
- Project Lead. Pressure Ulcer Prevention – Implementation and Evaluation of EMR clinical decision making tool. University of Michigan Health System.
- PI/ Fellow. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar. Relationship between clinical systems factors and patient outcomes: investigation of the connections between nursing care processes and patient complications. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Affiliations / Service
- American peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN), 2008-present
- Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2005-present (Elected Chair Nursing Informatics section, 2011-2012)
- College of American Nursing Schools (CANS), 2005-present
- Academy Health, 2004-present
- Sigma Theta Tau, International, Nursing Honor Society. Rho Chapter, 1990-present
Notable Awards / Honors
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Medical School Department of Surgery, 2009
- Excellence in Nursing Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society, Rho Chapter, 2009
- Honorary Mentioning, Business Intelligence Award, University of Michigan, 2009
- MNRS Mentorship Grant Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2007
- Blue Ribbon (Best Speaker Award), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology – Greater Detroit (APIC-GD), 2005
- PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1995
- MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1990
- BSN, Academie voor de Gezondheidszorg, Groningen, The Netherlands, 1987
- RN, Diakonessenhuis, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 1984
- Talsma, AN, Jones, KR, Liu, G, Campbell, DA (2010). Failure to rescue measure: validation of community and hospital acquired complications. Journal of Nursing Administration (In Press).
- Talsma, AN, Chard, R, Kleiner, C, Anderson, CA, Guen, HG (In Press). Introduction to the research alliance between AORN and the University of Michigan School of Nursing. AORN Journal.
- Wilson, DS, Talsma, AN, Martyn, K (In Press). A qualitative description of charge nurse’s decision making behaviors. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
- Tschannen, D, Talsma, AN, Reinemeyer, N, Belt, C, Schoville, R (In Press). Nursing medication administration and workflow using computerized physician order entry. Computers, Informatics & Nursing.
- Tschannen, D, Talsma, AN, Mowry, J, Gombert, J (In Press). Using the TRIP Model to disseminate an IT based pressure ulcer intervention. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
- Valade, DK, Orlik, AB, Talsma, AN, Mohr, R, Debold, VP, McDonald, B, Simmer, T. (2008) Michigan State Commission on Patient Safety: Using a multi-stakeholder collaborative approach to improve patient safety in Michigan. AHRQ Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches.
- Talsma, AN, Bahl, V, Campbell, DA (2008). Exploratory analyses of the “Failure to rescue” measure: evaluation through medical record review. Journal of Nursing Care Quality 23:3, 202-210.
- Talsma, AN, Grady, PA, Feetham, S, Heinrich, J, Steinwachs, DM (2008). The perfect storm: patient safety and nursing shortages within the context of health policy and evidence-based practice. Nursing Research 57(1 Suppl): S15-21.
- Manojlovich, M, Talsma, AN. (2007). Failure to Rescue: Nursing sensitive or senseless indicator? Journal of Nursing Administration, 37(11), 504-509.
- Wahl, WL, Talsma, AN, Dawson, C, Dickinson, S, Pennington, K, Wilson, D, Arbabi, S. (2006). Use of computerized ICU documentation to capture ICU core measures. Surgery 140(4), 684-689.
- O’Reilly, M, Talsma, AN, Van Riper, S, Kheterpal, S, Burney, R. (2006). An anesthesia information system to provide physician specific feedback improves timely administration of prophylactic antibiotics. Anesthesia and Anesthesiology, 103(4), 908-912.
- “Call to Action. A Plan to Improve Patient Safety in Michigan’s Health Care System”. Michigan State Commission on Patient Safety. (2005). Michigan Health & Safety Coalition (MH&SC). Co-author. Available: www.mihealthandsafety.org.
- Nolan, E, Van Riper, S, Talsma, AN, Mageno, L, Richer, A, Kearly G, et al. (2005). Rapid cycle improvement in quality of care for patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction or heart failure: moving from a culture of missed opportunity to a system of accountability. The Journal of Cardiovascular Management 16(1), 14-9.
- Talsma, AN (1997). Medical record review – The MEDSTAT perspective. Heeding HEDIS: Getting a managed care plan’s data system off the ground. In: Medical Quality Management Sourcebook. New York, NY: Faulkner & Gray, Inc.
- Talsma, AN, Abraham, IL (1997). Nursing and healthcare for an aging society: the case of The Netherlands. Journal of Gerontology 123 (9), 37-44.