Christopher Longhurst, MD

Christopher Longhurst, MD

Pediatrics Menlo Park, CA

CMIO and Hospitalist at Stanford Children's Health

Office Address

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  • 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.

Dr. Longhurst's 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

Dr. Longhurst's Faculty Appointments & Work History

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

Dr. Longhurst's Education & Medical Training

  • Stanford UniversityStanford UniversityResidency, Pediatrics
  • UC, Davis Sch of MedUC Davis School of MedicineMedical School, MD
  • University of California at DavisUniversity of California at DavisOther Training, M.S
  • University of California at San DiegoUniversity of California at San DiegoOther Training, B.S, Magna cum laude

Dr. Longhurst's Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2002 - 2016
  • American Board of PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsPediatrics, 2004

Dr. Longhurst's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • 2012 Computerworld Honors Program2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate in Innovation category2012 Computerworld Honors Program, 2012
  • Stanford University School of MedicineOffice of the Dean Award for Teaching Excellence, Letter of DistinctionStanford University School of Medicine, 2011
  • Stanford University School of MedicineOffice of the Dean Award for Honor Roll for TeachingStanford University School of Medicine, 2010
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Dr. Longhurst's Publications & Presentations

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  • 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)
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Dr. Longhurst's 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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