Dr. Fiks’ research is aimed at improving outcomes for ambulatory pediatric patients through primary care, practice-based scholarship with a focus on improving health and healthcare decision-making through health information technology.
Dr. Bell, chief of the Division of General Pediatrics, has research expertise in areas including computerized clinical decision support to improve the quality of care; epidemiology, management and treatment of common pediatric infectious diseases; the use of primary care practice-based research networks for clinical research; and quality improvement through the use of clinical pathways.
James Massey provides operational oversight of the Pediatrics Research Consortium (PeRC), including administrative and financial planning for future research projects that use the practice-based research network.
Sometimes half is better than whole. That's the idea behind a new multicenter study that Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is participating in to compare a five-day (short) course of antibiotic therapy with a 10-day (standard) course of therapy to treat community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children. Pneumonia is a lung infection that is the leading infectious cause of death in children
The shiny picture of the American dream sometimes belies underlying struggles. This may be especially true in suburban communities, where demographic shifts in the last decade have left growing numbers of families experiencing poverty or near-poverty conditions in which they struggle to pay the bills. And that has serious implications for children's health.
August is perfect for lazy summer days, but our pediatric research news never rests. So whether you're lounging by the pool or relaxing in a shady hammock, pull up In the News to find out the science that is hot at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Alexander Fiks, MD, MSCE, a primary care pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, wears many hats, and he is adding one more with his recent appointment as director of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) network.
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Alexander G. Fiks, MD, MSCE, details the creation of a national “super network” devoted to comparative effectiveness research (CER) based on electronic health record clinical data.