FierceHealthIT has named Patricia Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS, president of the American Nursing Informatics Association in Sewell, N.J., as one of the 10 Influential Women in Health IT in 2014 for her outspoken advocacy on the use of health technology among nurses, according to a news release.
A respected leader and widely known nursing informatics expert, Sengstack also is the chief nursing informatics officer for the Bon Secours Health System, Marriottsville, Md. As ANIA president, she helped put the specialty on the industry map during her term, according to the release.
Pattys intelligence, commitment, humor and positive outlook have led ANIA to another level this year, ANIA Vice President Charles Boicey, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, said in the release. She deserves this honor and we are proud of her work in promoting nursing informatics.
Since she became ANIA president in April 2013, Sengstacks focus has been on the impact of healthcare informatics on patient safety. She also has worked diligently to help build a program to improve the evaluation process of IT systems, according to the release.
The former deputy CIO and chief of clinical informatics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. Sengstack earned her DNP from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., where she serves as a faculty member teaching nursing informatics. She earned her masters in nursing informatics from the University of Maryland in Baltimore.