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Patricia Dykes

Associate Professor and Program Director of Research Center for Patient Safety, Research and Practice
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Patricia Dykes is Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Program Director of Research in 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; most notably fall prevention, and integration of CDS into clinical workflows. To reduce falls and injuries, Dr. Dykes developed the Fall TIPS Toolkit ( which has been shown to reduce falls and injuries and is adopted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Defense, and in over 250 hospitals in the United States and globally. Dr. Dykes is author of 2 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 American Academy of Nursing, and a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.

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