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Patricia Dykes
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Sr. Nurse Scientist, Program Director, Nursing Research, Center for Nursing Excellence

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
General Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Research Location: One Brigham Circle


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Research Narrative:

Interests are in quality and safety of care and adverse event prevention, especially as it relates to hospitalized inpatients. Dykes and her team have developed a decision-support and communication intervention for use by the care team, patients and family members to prevent patient falls. In addition, she is conducting research on the bedside data needs and preferences of hospitalized patients, and evaluating the use of patient-centered technology for patient engagement in their plan of care and adverse event prevention.


Courses Taught:
2014, Harvard School of Public Health, Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care, Nursing Perspective on Using Health IT to Improve Team Communication and Patient Engagement


Other Professional Activities:
Reviewer, NIH Informatics Study Section
Chair, American Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics Working Group
Elected Member, American Medical Informatics Association Board of Directors

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