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Robert W. Grundmeier, MD
Robert W. Grundmeier
Section Chief of Informatics

Dr.Grundmeier’s research focuses on maximizing the existing and future potential of electronic health records (EHRs) for clinical research and knowledge delivery, with an overarching goal of improving health and healthcare for children.



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Dr. Grundmeier completed the National Library of Medicine's extramural fellowship in clinical informatics and is now the section chief of informatics in the Department of Pediatrics, as well as the director of the clinical reporting unit in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics. He has extracted longitudinal patient, provider, and practice specific data on large panels of patients from the EHR. He has developed a framework for using web services to deliver complex clinical decision support to clinicians, patients, and their families through the EHR and patient portals. For over 10 years he has successfully used web-service decision support to improve healthcare delivery in multiple domains including immunization administration, preventive healthcare for premature infants, asthma management, attention-deficit disorder management, and traumatic brain injury assessment.

Education and Training

BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering), 1991

MD, University of Pennsylvania, 1997

Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Applied Informatics), 2003

Titles and Academic Titles

Section Chief of Informatics

Director of Clinical Informatics

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics, 200-

American Medical Informatics Association, 2000-

American Board of Pediatrics, Informatics Task Force, 2015-

Publication Highlights

Grundmeier RW, Xiao R, Ross RK, Ramos MJ, Karavite DJ, Michel JJ, Gerber JS, Coffin SE. Identifying surgical site infections in electronic health data using predictive models. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Sep; 25(9):1160-1166. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy075 PMID: 29982511
Daymont C, Ross ME, Russell Localio A, Fiks AG, Wasserman RC, Grundmeier RW. Automated identification of implausible values in growth data from pediatric electronic health records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Nov; 24(6):1080-1087. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocx037. PMID: 28453637
Pennington JW, Karavite DJ, Krause EM, Miller J, Bernhardt BA, Grundmeier RW. Genomic decision support needs in pediatric primary care. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Jul; 24(4):851-856. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocw184. PMID: 28339689
Utidjian LH, Hogan A, Michel J, Localio AR, Karavite D, Song L, Ramos MJ, Fiks AG, Lorch S, Grundmeier RW. Clinical Decision Support and Palivizumab: A Means to Protect from Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Appl Clin Inform. 2015 Dec; 6(4):769-84. doi: 10.4338/ACI-2015-08-RA-0096. eCollection 2015. PMID: 26767069
Grundmeier RW, Song L, Ramos MJ, Fiks AG, Elliott MN, Fremont A, Pace W, Wasserman RC, Localio R. Imputing Missing Race/Ethnicity in Pediatric Electronic Health Records: Reducing Bias with Use of U.S. Census Location and Surname Data. Health Serv Res. 2015 Aug; 50(4):946-60. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12295. Epub 2015 Mar 11. PMID: 25759144

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