Patricia P. Sengstack DNP, RN-BC, FAAN

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nursing Informatics Executive
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Godchaux Hall
461 21st Ave South
Room / Suite

Dr. Sengstack is a Professor for the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Nursing Informatics Executive for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 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 has her DNP from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s in Nursing Informatics from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Sengstack is the Past President of the American Nursing Informatics Association (2013 – 2015) and provided strategic leadership for its 3,300 members in addition to authoring the organization’s Position Paper on Addressing the Safety of EHRs. She served on ONC’s Health IT Standards Committee as the co-chair for ONC’s Consumer Task Force.

Dr. Sengstack’s areas of expertise includes all phases of the system development lifecycle. Her focus over the last several years has been health information technology’s impact on patient safety. Her masters and doctoral work addressed evidence based strategies in the configuration of computerized provider order entry systems (CPOE) to ensure patient safety. She serves as the only nurse on ECRI Institute’s Health IT Expert Advisory Panel and chaired the work of a task force to develop methods for organizations to stand up Health IT safety programs.

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