Mark Del Beccaro, MD, is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. Dr. Mark Del Beccaro has had a long career in medical informatics and the use of electronic medical record systems to improve children’s health care. He was the CMIO at Seattle Children’s for over 10 years. Dr. Del Beccaro has served as chair of several national health information technology groups including the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (inpatient systems standards) and the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Clinical Information Technology. His recent research interests and quality improvement activities have included collaborations with the Children’s Hospital Association members using the PHIS database to look at observation care and readmissions. Dr. Del Beccaro was one of the original members of PEDSNet and served as the Seattle Children’s site coordinator and sponsor.
In his current role Dr. Del Beccaro’s knowledge and relationships with the Health IT staff at Seattle Children’s and his involvement with national data collaboratives places him in a unique position to help achieve the aims of the PCORI grant.