Dr. Patricia Sengstack is an associate professor and the nursing informatics executive for Vanderbilt University. She is the former chief nursing informatics officer for the Bon Secours Health System. She served for nine years as the chief of clinical informatics at the National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She is a past president of the American Nursing Informatics Association, from 2013-2015. Dr. Sengstack has multiple informatics publications and teaches informatics at the master’s and doctoral levels at Vanderbilt University. Her focus over the last several years has been health information technology’s impact on patient safety as well as building a program to improve the evaluation process of IT systems.