Patricia Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, PCC has held national prominence as leader in the nursing profession, as a dean, nursing service administrator and in the policy arena. She is 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 healthcare, cost and quality outcomes and patient safety. She is currently Vice President for Nursing Policy and Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD where she previously served as Dean. In 2001, she was 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 books and journals on informatics, interdisciplinary partnerships, patient safety, cost and quality outcomes of interdisciplinary practice, cultural change in healthcare and innovations in education and practice. She has served as a board member on both nursing and interdisciplinary organizations, recently Chairing the Informatics Expert Panel for the American Academy of Nursing. She has provided consultation in: Canada, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Poland and Saudia Arabia.
In addition to her professional nursing career, Dr. Hinton Walker became President and Founder of Hinton Walker Associates in the 1980’s and has recently added a coaching practice to this already established business. She is currently involved with career coaching for individuals and groups as well as she continues to provide consultation on organizational change due to the impact of informatics and technology.