Patricia Sengstack DNP, NI-BC, FAAN, FACMI

Dr. Sengstack has been in the field of informatics for over 20 years and now serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Informatics at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She teaches informatics at the master’s and doctoral levels. She is the former Chief Nursing Informatics Officer for the Bon Secours Health System and served for nine years as the Chief of Clinical Informatics at the National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. She is a Past President of the American Nursing Informatics Association and has multiple informatics publications. She has been inducted as a fellow into both the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Medical Informatics. Her focus over the last several years has been health information technology's impact on patient safety as well as efforts to reduce the documentation burden in the electronic record.