Christopher A. Longhurst, MD, MS
Chief Medical Information Officer, Stanford

As the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for Stanford Children’s Health, Chris 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 the 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 associate 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.