Christopher P. Bonafide, MD, MSCE

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

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of General Pediatrics
Office 12NW80
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
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

Masino AJ, 1,2*, 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 In Press 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 In press, 2019 Notes: doi:10.2196/12547.

Bonafide CP, Localio AR, Ferro DF, Orenstein EW, Jamison DT, Lavanchy C, Foglia EE: Accuracy of pulse oximetry-based home baby monitors. JAMA 320(7): 717-719, August 2018.

Orenstein EW, Rasooly IR, Mai MV, Dziorny AC, Phillips W, Utidjian L, Luberti A, Posner J, Tenney-Soeiro R, Bonafide CP: Influence of simulation on electronic health record use patterns among pediatric residents. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association [Epub ahead of print], August 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy105.

Daymont C, Balamuth F, Scott HF, Bonafide CP, Brady PW, Depinet H, Alpern ER: Elevated heart rate and risk of revisit with admission in pediatric emergency patients. Pediatric Emergency Care [Epub ahead of print], July 2018.

Ruppel H, Bonafide CP, Wung S, Funk M, Kennedy H, Whittemore R: Challenges of customizing electrocardiography alarms in intensive care units: a mixed methods study. Heart & Lung - The Journal of Acute and Critical Care published online 17 August 2018 2018.

Lautz AJ, Martin KC, Nishisaki A, Bonafide CP, Hales RL, Hunt EA, Nadkarni VM, Sutton RM, Boyer DL: Focused training for the handover of critical patient information during simulated pediatric emergencies. Hospital Pediatrics 8(1): 227-231, 2018.

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 In press, 2018.

Schondelmeyer AC, Brady PW, Goel VV, Cvach M, Blake N, Mangeot C, Bonafide CP: Physiologic monitor alarm rates at 5 children’s hospitals. Journal of Hospital Medicine 13(6): 396-398, 2018.

Shelov E, Muthu N, Wolfe H, Traynor D, Craig N, Bonafide C, Nadkarni V, Davis D, Dewan M: Design and implementation of a pediatric ICU acuity scoring tool as clinical decision support. Applied Clinical Informatics 9(1): 576–587, 2018.

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Last updated: 02/11/2019
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