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Patricia Dykes, PhD, MA, RN, FAAN, FACMI
CDSiC Steering Committee

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Patricia Dykes, PhD, MA, RN, FAAN, FACMI, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Program Director of Research at the Center for Patient Safety, Research and Practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her research aims to improve quality and safety through patient engagement and clinical decision support. Her research focuses on informatics tools to improve patient safety, most notably fall prevention and integration of CDS into clinical workflows. To reduce falls and injuries, Dr. Dykes developed the Fall TIPS Toolkit (www.FallTIPS.org), which has been shown to reduce falls and injuries and is adopted by the Veterans Administration, the Department of Defense, and over 450 hospitals in the United States. Currently, Dr. Dykes is leading two federally funded projects to improve fall prevention CDS in primary care for providers and patients, including developing a care plan collaboration tool and personalized exercise prescriptions. Dr. Dykes is also leading development of CDS and an electronic clinical quality measure to prevent and quantify delayed diagnosis of venous thromboembolism in primary care for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. She is the site PI for the NINR-funded CONCERN study, which uses data science and machine learning approaches to identify hospitalized patients at risk for deterioration. Dr. Dykes is author of two books, over 150 peer reviewed publications, and has presented her work nationally and internationally. She is immediate past President and Board Chair of the American Medical Informatics Association, an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.