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Longhurst New CMIO at Lucile Packard

June 18, 2010
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Christopher Longhurst, MD, MS, FAAP has been named chief medical information officer of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. As CMIO, Longhurst will lead clinical information strategy and also serve on the Information Services Executive Committee.

“As CMIO, Dr. Longhurst will look at ways to extend our digital data to our patients and families to improve the continuum of care,” said Ed Kopetsky, chief information officer at Packard Children’s.

Additionally, through a partnership with Kopetsky and Paul Sharek, MD, MPH, medical director of quality management and chief clinical patient safety officer, Longhurst will evaluate the impact of computerized physician order entry, electronic medical records, and other health information technology in a clinical setting.

Longhurst received his MD from UC Davis along with an MS in Medical Informatics, both in 2001. After completing his pediatric residency at Stanford in 2004, he became physician lead and later medical director of clinical informatics at Packard Children’s while continuing clinical duties as a pediatric hospitalist.

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