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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

Associate 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

Otto WR, Grundmeier RW, Montoya-Williams D, Njoroge WFM, Wallis KE, Gerber JS, Yun K. Association between Preferred Language and Risk of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection in Children in the United States. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Sep; 105(5):1261-1264. PMID: 34469330
Grundmeier RW, Novick DR. Caring for Adolescents in the Era of the Electronic Health Record: We Must Do Better. J Adolesc Health. 2020 Aug; 67(2):151-152. PMID: 32739020
Thayer JG, Miller JM, Fiks AG, Tague L, Grundmeier RW. Assessing the safety of custom web-based clinical decision support systems in electronic health records: A case study. Appl Clin Inform. 2019 Mar; 10(2):237-246. Epub 2019 Apr 3.PMID: 30943572
Masino AJ, Harris MC, Forsyth D, Ostapenko S, Srinivasan L, Bonafide CP, Balamuth F, Schmatz M, Grundmeier RW. Machine learning models for early sepsis recognition in the neonatal intensive care unit using readily available electronic health record data. PLoS One. 2019 Feb; 14(2):e0212665. PMID: 30794638
Karavite DJ, Miller MW, Ramos MJ, Rettig SL, Ross RK, Xiao R, Muthu N, Localio AR, Gerber JS, Coffin SE, Grundmeier RW. User Testing an Information Foraging Tool for Ambulatory Surgical Site Infection Surveillance. Appl Clin Inform. 2018 Oct; 9(4):791-802. PMID: 30357777

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