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Associate Chief Medical Information Officer

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

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

Selected Publication

Secure Text Messaging in Healthcare: Latent Threats and Opportunities to Improve Patient Safety. Hagedorn, PA; Singh, A; Luo, B; Bonafide, CP; Simmons, JM. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2020; 15:378-380.

Inpatient Communication Networks: Leveraging Secure Text-Messaging Platforms to Gain Insight into Inpatient Communication Systems. Hagedorn, PA; Kirkendall, ES; Spooner, SA; Mohan, V. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2019; 10:471-478.

Reducing Electrolyte Testing in Hospitalized Children by Using Quality Improvement Methods. Tchou, MJ; Girdwood, ST; Wormser, B; Poole, M; Davis-Rodriguez, S; Caldwell, JT; Shannon, L; Hagedorn, PA; Biondi, E; Simmons, J; et al. Pediatrics. 2018; 141:e20173187-e20173187.

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

Following the (Clinical Decision) Rules: Opportunities for Improving Safety and Resource Utilization With the Bacterial Meningitis Score. Hagedorn, PA; Shah, SS; Kirkendall, ES. Hospital Pediatrics. 2016; 6:305-309.

Design, Implementation, and Validation of a Pediatric ICU Sepsis Prediction Tool as Clinical Decision Support. Dewan, M; Vidrine, R; Zackoff, M; Paff, Z; Seger, B; Pfeiffer, S; Hagedorn, P; Stalets, EL. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2020; 11:218-225.

Uncertain diagnoses in a children's hospital: patient characteristics and outcomes. Sump, CA; Marshall, TL; Ipsaro, AJ; Patel, SJ; Warner, DC; Brady, PW; Hagedorn, PA. Diagnosis (Berlin, Germany). 2020; 0.

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

Reducing Interdisciplinary Communication Failures Through Secure Text Messaging: A Quality Improvement Project. Hansen, JE; Lazow, M; Hagedorn, PA. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2018; 3:e053-e053.

The Effects of Medication Alerts on Prescriber Response in a Pediatric Hospital. Dexheimer, JW; Kirkendall, ES; Kouril, M; Hagedorn, PA; Minich, T; Duan, LL; Mahdi, M; Szczesniak, R; Spooner, SA. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2017; 8:491-501.