Patricia Hinton Walker has held national prominence as leader in the nursing profession for over twenty years, as a dean, nursing service administrator, and in the policy arena. She is currently Chair of Phase III of the TIGER (Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform) initiative and is much-sought after speaker on topics such as health informatics, leadership, and cultural change in health care. She is currently Vice President for Nursing Policy at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, where she previously served as dean. In 2001, she was selected as Senior Scholar in Residence at the Agency for Healthcare, Research and Policy (AHRQ) focusing on cost and quality outcomes, as well as patient safety research.
Dr. Hinton Walker has published widely in both nursing and interdisciplinary journals on informatics, interdisciplinary partnerships, and innovations in education and practice. She has edited three books, and speaks nationally and internationally about healthcare change, leadership, coaching, and consulting. Dr. Hinton Walker has served on several boards-of-directors in both nursing and interdisciplinary organizations, recently as Chair of the Informatics Expert Panel for the American Academy of Nursing. Patricia (Pat) hails from a small farming community in Kansas and is still committed to rural health issues, specifically with the goals of the TIGER Phase III addressing “meaningful use.” She has also served as a consultant internationally in countries such as Canada, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Poland, and Saudia Arabia. In addition to her professional nursing career, Pat became President and Founder of Hinton Walker Associates.