Christopher Longhurst, MD

Christopher Longhurst, MD

Pediatrics Menlo Park, CA

CMIO and Hospitalist at Stanford Children's Health

Office Address

  • 4100 Bohannon Drive
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    Phone: (650) 736-2590

Christopher Longhurst, MD

Pediatrics Menlo Park, CA

CMIO and Hospitalist at Stanford Children's Health


  • As the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for Stanford Children’s Health, Dr. Longhurst leads strategic efforts to improve children’s health and provider workflow using information technology. In 2010, he published the first study showing a correlation between the implementation of computerized physician order entry and a drop in hospital-wide mortality rates. He is also a co-author of the first published use of aggregated EHR data to influence a patient care decision in real time. In addition to his CMIO duties, he is a practicing pediatric hospitalist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical informatics at Stanford University, an inaugural diplomate of board certification in clinical informatics, and the founding program director of the nation’s first accredited CI fellowship.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Pediatrics: General Pediatrics
  • Clinical Interests: Hospital medicine; hospital-based pediatric medicine; Child Mortality; Electronic Health Records; Evidence-Based Medicine; Hospital Mortality; Clinical Decision Support Systems; Internet; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Dystonia

Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Clinical ProfessorStanford University School of Medicine
    Stanford, CA
  • Chief Medical Information OfficerStanford Children's Health
  • Advising FacultyStanford University School of Medicine
    Stanford, CA
  • VP of Informatics and AnalyticsStanford Children's Health
  • Medical Director, Clinical InformaticsStanford Children's Health
  • HospitalistSanta Clara Valley Medical Center
    South Bascom Avenue San Jose, CA
  • Clinical InstructorStanford University School of Medicine
    Stanford, CA

Education & Training

  • Stanford UniversityStanford University
  • University of California Davis School of MedicineUniversity of California Davis School of Medicine
  • University of California at DavisUniversity of California at Davis
  • University of California at San DiegoUniversity of California at San Diego

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2002 - 2016
  • American Board of PediatricsPediatrics
  • American Board of Preventive MedicineClinical Informatics

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013, 2014
    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationHealthSentry EHR, Cerner Corporation, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Office of the Dean Award for Teaching Excellence, Letter of DistinctionStanford University School of Medicine, 2011

    Publications & Presentations



    • Evidence-based CPOE Implementation: Achieving Meaningful Outcomes. AMDIS 19th Annual Conference, Ojai, CA
    • Future of Medicine: The EMR and PHR. Singularity University, Mountain View, CA
    • Evidence-based EMR Implementation in Neonatology. Providence Hospital Grand Rounds, Anchorage, AL (2008)

    Professional Memberships

    Insurance Accepted

    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • Blue Shield California PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Health Net California Large Group PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
    • Multiplan PPO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO


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