Patricia C. DykesRN, PhD, MA
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 a 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 the development of clinical pathways as a decision support approach and subsequently in the 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.