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Patricia Dykes is President/Board Chair of AMIA and elected fellow of ACMI. She is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Program Director of Research in the Center for Patient Safety, Research and Practice at Brigham and Womenís Hospital. Her research aims to improve quality and safety through patient engagement and CDS. To reduce falls and injuries, she developed the Fall TIPS Toolkit ( which has been shown to reduce falls and injuries and is adopted in over 250 hospitals in US including the VA and DOD. Currently she is leading two federally funded projects to improve fall prevention CDS in primary care including developing a care plan collaboration tool and personalized exercise prescriptions. Dr. Dykes is also leading development of a set of eCQMs for CMS and for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. She is author of 2 books, over 150 peer reviewed publications ( She has presented her work nationally and internationally.

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Dr. Dykes received her bachelor of science in Nursing from Fairfield University, a Masters in Nursing from NYU, and a doctorate in nursing informatics from Columbia. She joined Partners Healthcare in Boston in 2004 as corporate manager for nursing informatics and research. At the time of her election she was a senior nurse scientist and research program director at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dykes was an early innovator in development of clinical pathways as a decision support approach and subsequently in integration of clinical pathways into electronic health records as part of a multi-faceted, patient-centered, interdisciplinary approach to enhancing guideline-based care. Her first two books on the topic were published in 1997 and 1998 and subsequently translated into Japanese and German, and use widely to guide content standardization efforts in the U.S., Asia and in Europe. As principal investigator of an interdisciplinary research project funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Dr. Dykes led a team that established a link between a standardized fall risk scale with individualized tailored interventions to prevent patient falls in hospitals. This was the first randomized controlled trial to document use of health information technologies to establish a linkage between fall risk assessment, tailored interventions and decreased patient falls in acute hospital settings. Dr. Dykes has been active in a variety of professional societies, and has had leadership positions in nursing informatics in AMIA, the Health Information Managements and Systems Society (HIMSS), and the Alliance for Nursing Informatics. She has been recognized for these contributions by the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, her election as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and now by election to the College.


The American College of Medical Informatics

ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

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The DEI Steering Committee guides and executes AMIA’s strategic goals and objectives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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