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Medical Director, Liberty Campus, Division of Hospital Medicine

Associate CMIO

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


My Biography & Research


Philip A. Hagedorn, MD, MBI, is medical director, Division of Hospital Medicine, Liberty Campus of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and an assistant professor. Dr. Hagedorn is a pediatric clinician and researcher. His interests include improving the care and safety of children through optimization of Electronic Health Record (EHR) decision support tools, developing data and development pipelines to enable frontline quality improvement work through analytics and visualization.

Past work from Dr. Hagedorn includes examining opportunities for implementing clinical decision rules in the EHR and using analytics and visualization to target improvement of medication alerts. Present and future work involves continued evolution of analytics and visualization techniques to gain insight into operational and clinical data, and leveraging clinical data sources to enable more nimble quality improvement work through visualization, notification and deeper insight into successes and failures.

Clinical Interests

Hospital medicine

Research Interests

Clinical informatics; decision support tools; patient safety; analytics and visualization

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Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Hospital Medicine, Biomedical Informatics

My Education

MD: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2010.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2013.

Chief Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2014.

MBI: Master's in Biomedical Informatics, Oregon Health & Science University, 2018

My Publications

Hagedorn PA, Kirkendall ES, Spooner SA, Mohan V. Inpatient Communication Networks: Leveraging Secure Text-Messaging Platforms to Gain Insight into Inpatient Communication Systems. Appl Clin Inform. 2019 May;10(3):471-478.

van Camp PJ, Kirkendall ES, Hagedorn PA, Minich T, Kouril M, Spooner SA, Gecili E, Dexheimer JW. Feedback at the Point of Care to Decrease Medication Alert Rates in an Electronic Health Record. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 May 24.

Kinnear B, Hagedorn PA, Kelleher M, Ohlinger C, Tolentino J. Integrating Bayesian reasoning into medical education using smartphone apps. Diagnosis (Berl). 2019 Jun 26;6(2):85-89. 

Hansen JE, Lazow M, Hagedorn PA. Reducing Interdisciplinary Communication Failures Through Secure Text Messaging: A Quality Improvement Project. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2018 Feb 6;3(1):e053.

Tchou MJ, Tang Girdwood S, Wormser B, Poole M, Davis-Rodriguez S, Caldwell JT, Shannon L, Hagedorn PA, Biondi E, Simmons J, Anderson J, Brady PW3. Reducing Electrolyte Testing in Hospitalized Children by Using Quality Improvement Methods. Pediatrics. 2018 May;141(5).

Dexheimer JW, Kirkendall ES, Kouril M, Hagedorn PA, Minich T, Duan LL, Mahdi M, Szczesniak R, Spooner SA. The Effects of Medication Alerts on Prescriber Response in a Pediatric Hospital. Appl Clin Inform. 2017 May 10;8(2):491-501.

Hagedorn PA, Kirkendall ES, Kouril M, Dexheimer JW, Courter J, Minich T, Spooner SA. Assessing Frequency and Risk of Weight Entry Errors in Pediatrics. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Apr 1;171(4):392-393.

Kirkendall ES, Kouril M, Dexheimer JW, Courter JD, Hagedorn P, Szczesniak R, Li D, Damania R, Minich T, Spooner SA. Automated identification of antibiotic overdoses and adverse drug events via analysis of prescribing alerts and medication administration records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Mar 1;24(2):295-302.

Hagedorn PA, Shah SS, Kirkendall ES. Following the (Clinical Decision) Rules: Opportunities for Improving Safety and Resource Utilization With the Bacterial Meningitis Score. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 May;6(5):305-9.