EP Quality Health Care

Expert Panel on Quality Health Care

The Expert Panel on Quality Health Care motivates progress among policy leaders and influences at the international, national and state levels to articulate and promote nursing's contributions to defining and measuring elements of quality health care, while also providing new models of high quality, safe and efficacious health care services.

Inaugural Year: 1999

AkkeNeel Talsma, PhD, RN, FAAN
Kellner Entrepreneurship Fellow and Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Vice Chair:
Ronda Hughes, PhD, MHS, RN, CLNC, FAAN
Director, Center for Nursing Leadership
University of South Carolina, College of Nursing

Board Liaison: Pamela Jeffries

Staff Liaison: Justin Cowling

Previous Chairs: Eileen Lake (2019-2020), Marianne Baernholdt (2018-2019), Diane Boyle (2017-2018), Amy Barton (2016-2017), Kathleen White (2015-2016), Dori Sullivan (2014-2015), Bonnie Jennings (2002-2007), Gerri Lamb (1999), Pamela Mitchell (1999) 

The members of the Quality Health Care Expert Panel are experts in quality health care policy, research, measurement, and practice and Academy members interested in these topics. The mission of the panel is to influence national policy and research relevant to achieving quality healthcare for Americans. The Expert Panel has focused on advancing research and performance measures that reflect nursing’s contributions to health care quality and safety outcomes.


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