Naveen Muthu, MD

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

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
15-201 Roberts Center for Pediatric Research
2716 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
B.A. (Biology)
Harvard University, 2006.
University of Missouri, 2011.
Cert (Clinical Informatics)
Oregon Health & Science University, 2017.
Cert (Clinical Research Certificate Program)
University of Pennsylvania, 2018.
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Description of Research Expertise

I have a broad background in clinical informatics through the training and experience from my clinical informatics fellowship, with a specific focus on the safety of health information technology (IT) and the design and evaluation of clinical decision support tools. My research training began with my Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship and resumed during fellowship, when I laid the groundwork for my research by contributing to the design and evaluation of multiple pediatric clinical decision support tools, including identification of children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest in the pediatric ICU, improvement in adequate prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in hospitalized pediatric patients and decreasing albuterol utilization for children in acute care settings with bronchiolitis. My current research efforts focus on 1) clinical decision support design that enhances situation awareness, 2) surveillance of the electronic health record for health IT related safety hazards and 3) improving the safety of hospitalized children at risk for deterioration.

Selected Publications

Kandaswamy S, Karavite D, Muthu N, Shaeffer G, Grundmeier R, Tobias M, Zeidlhack M, Orenstein E : User and Task Analysis for Evaluation of Clinical Decision Support for Quality Improvement. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 64(1): 750-4, December 2020.

Luo B, McLoone M, Rasooly IR, Craig S, Muthu N, Won J, Ruppel H, Bonafide CP: Protocol for a New Method to Measure Physiologic Monitor Alarm Responsiveness. Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology 54(6): 389-96, November 2020.

Dewan M, Muthu N, Shelov E, Bonafide CP, Brady P, Davis D, Kirkendall ES, Niles D, Sutton RM, Traynor D, Tegtmeyer K, Nadkarni V, Wolfe H: Performance of a Clinical Decision Support Tool to Identify PICU Patients at High Risk for Clinical Deterioration. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 21(2): 129-135, February 2020.

Zhang L, Ding X, Ma Y, Muthu N, Ajmal I, Moore JH, Herman DS, Chen J: A maximum likelihood approach to electronic health record phenotyping using positive and unlabeled patients. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 27(1): 119-126, January 2020.

Dunn M, Muthu N, Burlingame CC, Gahman AM, McCloskey M, Tyler LM, Ware EP, Zorc JJ: Reducing Albuterol Use in Children with Bronchiolitis. Pediatrics 145(19): e20190306, January 2020.

Orenstein EW, Boudreaux J, Rollins M, Jones J, Bryant C, Karavite D, Muthu N, Hike J, Williams H, Kilgore T, Carter AB, Josephson CD: Formative Usability Testing Reduces Severe Blood Product Ordering Errors. Applied Clinical Informatics 10(5): 981-990, October 2019.

Orenstein EW, Ferro DF, Bonafide CP, Landrigan CP, 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 2(3): 392-398, October 2019.

Orenstein EW, Muthu N, Weitkamp AO, Ferro DF, Zeidlhack MD, Slagle J, Shelov E, Tobias MC: Towards a Maturity Model for Clinical Decision Support Operations. Applied Clinical Informatics 10(5): 810-819, October 2019.

Rasooly I, Orenstein E, Grundmeier R, Muthu N: Measuring Performance in an Electronic Health Record (EHR) based Simulation Using the Situation Awareness Global Assessment Technique. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care 8(1): 92-95, September 2019.

Jenssen BP, Muthu N, Kelly MK, Baca H, Shults J, Grundmeier RW, Fiks AG: Parent eReferral to Tobacco Quitline: A Pragmatic Randomized Trial in Pediatric Primary Care. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 57(1): 32-40, July 2019.

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