Patricia Dykes, PI

Dr. Dykes’ expertise includes medical informatics, patient safety, and clinical decision support. Dykes and her team developed Fall TIPS, a decision-support and communication intervention for use by the care team, patients and family members to prevent patient falls. Over a six-month randomized-controlled trial, the use of Fall TIPS reduced in-hospital falls by 25%. In addition, she is conducting research on the bedside data needs and preferences of hospitalized patients, and evaluating the use of patient-centered technology for patient engagement in their plan of care and adverse event prevention.