Patricia B. Wise, RN, MS, MA, FHIMSS, COL (USA ret’d)

Vice President, Healthcare Information Systems


Patricia B. Wise is Vice President of HIMSS, a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT).  HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

At HIMSS, Wise is responsible for directing initiatives that drive the quality, efficiency, effectiveness and safety of patient care through various tools and resources. Specifically, she oversees committees and task forces including Ambulatory Information Systems, Enterprise Information Systems, Personal Health Record Information Systems, Financial Information Systems, Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes, Health Information Exchange, Electronic Health Record Association and the Davies Award Program. Wise works closely with the HIMSS Physician Community and Plug In! She joined HIMSS in 2002 as the Director of HIMSS EHR Initiatives and member of the HIMSS Industry Affairs Department and was promoted to her current position in 2005.

Before joining HIMSS, Wise was the Executive Director of Computer-based Patient Record Institute and Healthcare Open Systems and Trials (CPRI-HOST), a consortium of businesses and industries that promoted electronic medical records prior to merging with HIMSS.

Wise is a former military officer, who retired in 1998 with the rank of colonel after serving in a variety of positions worldwide. At the time of her retirement, she served as Deputy Commander of Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Ft. Gordon, GA, as well as Chief Nurse Executive for the medical center and the Army’s Southeast Region. While in the Army, Wise received an appointment to the staff of Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii). She held past positions as a Senior Healthcare Consultant for Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and Strategic Monitored Services.

A graduate of the U. S. Army War College in Carlisle, Penn., Wise obtained her BSN from Villanova University and an MSN from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.