S. Andrew Spooner, MD, MS, FAAP

Chief Medical Information Officer, Biomedical Informatics

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-2290

Email andrew.spooner@cchmc.org

Dr. Spooner practices general academic pediatrics and serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer for Cincinnati Children’s. He is also actively involved in patient-centered research. He and his research group have created a data warehouse focusing on medication alerts stretching back five years, into which they have built several metrics of user alert-response behavior. They are using this warehouse to answer questions about how clinical users manage the load of decision-support alerts in the system and how they detect potential harmful overdose errors. They are collaborating with an external machine-learning vendor that is working with the hospital’s safety leaders on safety analytics to bring more powerful tools to bear on the problem of alert fatigue and user overload. On other fronts, Dr. Spooner is researching decision support for weight data-entry errors that can have profound effects on medication safety. His group is working with business intelligence systems interfaced to the electronic medical record to tune decision support to unprecedented specificity and sensitivity.

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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. 2016 Aug 9.  

Li Q, Spooner SA, Kaiser M, Lingren N, Robbins J, Lingren T, Tang H, Solti I, Ni Y. An end-to-end hybrid algorithm for automated medication discrepancy detection. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2015 May 6;15:37.

Kirkendall ES, Kouril M, Minich T, Spooner SA. Analysis of electronic medication orders with large overdoses: opportunities for mitigating dosing errors. Appl Clin Inform. 2014 Jan 8;5(1):25-45.

Marsolo K, Spooner SA. Clinical genomics in the world of the electronic health record. Genet Med. 2013 Oct;15(10):786-91.

Kirkendall ES, Spooner SA, Logan JR. Evaluating the accuracy of electronic pediatric drug dosing rules. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Feb;21(e1):e43-9.