CMIO and Hospitalist at Stanford Children's Health
4100 Bohannon Drive Menlo Park, CA 94025 Phone: (650) 736-2590
Dr. Christopher Longhurst is a board-certified pediatric hospitalist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Stanford University. He also holds an administrative appointment at Stanford Children’s Health as the Chief Medical Information Officer, where he has helped lead the organization through the implementation of a comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) since 2004. These efforts resulted in national attention in 2010 when Dr. Longhurst published the first-ever correlation between implementation of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and a decrease in hospital-wide mortality. That same year he was honored to be the selected by Modern Healthcare as the youngest of the top 25 Clinical Informaticists nationally in the inaugural annual survey. More recently, Dr. Longhurst co-authored an innovative article in the New England Journal of Medicine which described the first published use of aggregate EMR data to make a real-time patient care decision. He is also the founding program director of the fellowship in clinical informatics at Stanford University Medical Center.