Christopher P. Bonafide, MD, MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of General Pediatrics
3500 Civic Center Blvd
Buerger Building Room 12-280
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-2901
BA (Psychology)
Colby College, 2000.
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 2004.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

My broad clinical research interest is evaluating the effectiveness and unintended consequences of systems designed to improve patient safety for hospitalized children.

Specific areas of focus include:
-Rapid Response Systems
-Medical Emergency Teams
-Early Warning Scores
-Physiologic Monitoring Systems
-Alarm Fatigue
-Electronic Health Records
-Mobile Health (mHealth) Interventions

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric hospital medicine

Description of Other Expertise

Clinical informatics

Selected Publications

Ruppel H, Funk M, Whittemore R, Wung S, Bonafide CP, Kennedy HP: Critical care nurses’ clinical reasoning about physiologic monitor alarm customization: an interpretive descriptive study. Journal of Clinical Nursing Page: [Epub ahead of print] April 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1111/jocn.14866.

Figueroa-Phillips LM, Bonafide CP, Coffin SE, Ross ME, Guevara JP: Development of a clinical prediction model for central line-associated bloodstream infection in children presenting to the emergency department. Pediatric Emergency Care Page: [Epub ahead of print] April 2019.

Orenstein EW, Ferro DF, Bonafide CP, Landrigan C, Gillespie S, Muthu N: Hidden health IT hazards: a qualitative analysis of clinically meaningful documentation discrepancies at transfer out of the pediatric intensive care unit JAMIA Open Page: In Press, 2019.

Winter MC, Kubis S, Bonafide CP: Beyond reporting early warning score sensitivity: the temporal relationship and clinical relevance of “true positive” alerts that precede critical deterioration. Journal of Hospital Medicine 14(3): 138-143, 2019.

Psihogios AM, Li Y, Butler E, Hamilton J, Daniel LC, Barakat LP, Bonafide CP, Schwartz LA: Text message responsivity in a two-way SMS pilot intervention with AYA survivors of cancer. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 7(4): e12547, 2019 Notes: doi:10.2196/12547.

Masino AJ, Harris MC, Forsyth D, Ostapenko S, Srinivasan L, Bonafide CP, Balamuth F, Schmatz M, Grundmeier RW: Machine learning models for early sepsis recognition in the neonatal intensive care unit using readily available electronic health record data. PLoS One 14(2): e0212665, 2019.

Markham JL, Richardson T, Hall M, Bonafide CP, Williams DJ, Auger KA, Wilson KM, Shah SS, on behalf of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network: Association of weekend admission and weekend discharge with length of stay and 30-day readmission in children’s hospitals. Journal of Hospital Medicine 14(2): 75-82, 2019.

Woods-Hill CZ, Koontz DW, King AF, Voskertchian A, Colantuoni EA, Miller MR, Fackler JC, Bonafide CP, Milstone AM, Xie A, and the Bright Star authorship group: Practices, perceptions, and attitudes in the evaluation of critically ill children for bacteremia: a national survey. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine In press 2019.

Rasooly IR, Beidas RS, Benjamin Wolk C, Barg F, Landrigan CP, Schondelmeyer AS, Brady PW, McLeod LM, Bonafide CP, for the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network: Measuring overuse of continuous pulse oximetry in bronchiolitis and developing strategies for large-scale deimplementation: study protocol for a feasibility trial. BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies 5(68), 2019.

Masino AJ, Forsyth D, Nuske H, Herrington J, Pennington J, Kushleyeva Y, Bonafide CP: m-Health and autism: recognizing stress and anxiety with machine learning and wearables data. In: IEEE 32nd International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems Page: 714-719, 2019 Notes: Conference Paper. doi: 10.1109/CBMS.2019.00144.

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Last updated: 08/14/2019
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