Associate Professor, Stanford Medical School
Chief Medical Information Officer, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Dr. Christopher Longhurst is a board-certified pediatric hospitalist at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He also holds an administrative appointment at Packard Children’s 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 when Dr. Longhurst published the first-ever correlation between implementation of a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system and a decrease in hospital-wide mortality in 2010. That same year he was honored to be the selected by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the top 25 Clinical Informaticists in the nation.
Dr. Longhurst earned his BS from the University of California, San Diego, with a major in molecular biology and a minor in computer science, and obtained his MS in medical informatics and MD from the University of California, Davis. He completed his pediatric residency training at Packard Children’s before joining the faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Longhurst has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and speaks internationally on topics that include evidence-based EMR implementation, clinical transformation, clinical decision support systems, and unintended consequences of healthcare IT projects.