Christopher A. Longhurst, MD, MS
Chief Medical Information Officer
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Stanford School of Medicine
Case Study "Using Big Data to Shift from Evidence-based Practice to Practice-based Evidence"
Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford has been on a journey towards a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) since 2004. These efforts resulted in national attention in 2010 with the publication of the first-ever correlation between implementation of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and a decrease in hospital-wide mortality. This landmark was followed in 2011 with a paper in the NEJM describing the first documented use of aggregate EMR data to make a real-time patient care decision. In this talk, Dr. Chris Longhurst will share the "story behind the story" of these accomplishments and highlight opportunities for using applied clinical informatics to improve the value of healthcare we deliver to our patients.