Nursing Informatics Pioneers: Patty Brennan

Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan is the Lillian L. Moehlman Bascom Professor, School of Nursing and College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She developed the ComputerLink, an electronic network designed to reduce isolation and improve self-care among home care patients. She currently directs HeartCare, a WWW-based tailored information and communication service that helps home-dwelling cardiac patients recover faster, and with fewer symptoms. She is the National Program Director of Project HealthDesign, a RWJ- funded initiative designed to stimulate the next generation of personal health records. Additionally, she leads the WI-TECNE project, a state-wide nursing faculty development that will improve the integration of informatics and telehealth into nursing curricula. She previously was the president of AMIA. She is a fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing (1991) and the American College of Medical Informatics (1993), Dr. Brennan was elected to the of the Institute of Medicine in 2002.


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