National Center for Cognitive Informatics & Decision Making

Patricia B. Wise, RN, MS, MA

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Pat Wise joined the staff of HIMSS in August 2002 as the Director of HIMSS EHR Initiatives and member of the HIMSS Industry Affairs Department. In 2005, Pat was promoted to Vice President. In this capacity, she oversees various committees, communities and task forces including Ambulatory Information Systems, Enterprise Information Systems, Personal Health Record Information Systems, Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes, Physician and Management Engineers-Process Improvement Communities and the Davies Award Program.

Prior to joining HIMSS, Pat was the Executive Director of Computer-based Patient Record Institute and Healthcare Open Systems and Trials (CPRI-HOST), a consortium of business and industry interested in the promotion of electronic medical records at the time of their merger with HIMSS.

She is a former military officer who served in a variety of positions worldwide retiring in 1998 with the rank of Colonel. At the time of her retirement she served as Deputy Commander of Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft Gordon, Georgia and the Chief Nurse Executive for Eisenhower and the Army’s Southeast Region. While serving in the Army, Pat received an appointment to the staff of Senator Inouye. Ms Wise has held past positions as a Senior Healthcare Consultant for Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and Strategic Monitored Services.

Pat obtained her BSN from Villanova University and a MS from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and is a graduate of the U. S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA.