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Christopher A. Longhurst

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 725 Welch Rd Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 724-0503 Fax (650) 498-6904
  • Academic Offices
    Administrative Contact
    Gabrielle Khedr Administrative Assistant Tel Work (650) 724-0503
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Fellowship Director, Clinical Informatics, Stanford University Medical Center (2014 - present)
  • VP of Analytics, Stanford Children's Health (2012 - present)
  • Chief Medical Information Officer, Stanford Children's Health (2010 - present)
  • Medical Director, Clinical Informatics, Stanford Children's Health (2007 - 2010)
  • Physician Lead, Clinical Informatics, Stanford Children's Health (2004 - 2007)

Honors and Awards

  • Letter of Teaching Distinction, Stanford University School of Medicine, Office of the Dean (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Top 25 Clinical Informaticist, Modern Healthcare (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Faculty Fellows Leadership Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010)

Professional Education

Board Certification: Clinical Informatics, American Board of Preventive Medicine (2014)
Board Certification: Clinical Informatics, American Board of Preventive Medicine (2014)
Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2004)
Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (2004)
Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (2002)
Medical Education: UC Davis School of Medicine CA (2001)
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Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Clinical Informatics is the scientific field concerned with the application of information technology to the delivery of healthcare services. In my administrative role as Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at Stanford Children's Health, I oversee the Clinical Informatics and Analytics departments. I am responsible for the implementation and optimization of a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) system including computerized physician order entry (CPOE) with clinical decision support (CDS), patient-engaging technologies like personal health records (PHR), and our enterprise data warehouse (EDW).

Together with colleagues in the department, our applied informatics research focuses on rigorously evaluating the best ways to implement and optimize health information technology to benefit the patients we serve at Stanford Children's Health. Specific areas of focus include 1) the impact of health IT on pediatric and obstetric quality/safety 2) advancing clinical decision support through closed-loop analytics, and 3) the intersection of health IT and medical education. Results of this work have been published in peer-reviewed journals like the New England Journal of Medicine, BMJ, Pediatrics, and Applied Clinical Informatics.


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