Charles Bailey is a pediatric oncologist and clinical informatician based at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He directs the PEDSnet Data Coordinating Center, which supports the data network for PEDSnet, as well as providing data science expertise for studies using the network.
His research centers on the development of learning health systems,
which are based on the principle that every time a patient receives
care, we must use what we learn to improve our ability to care for
children. In order to do this, we need to make better use of the
information patients entrust to us as part of their care, and discover
new ways to do effective research using clinical information, and to
being the results of clinical research back to the care of patients.
Dr. Bailey’s work includes creating ways to share data across
hospitals, to recognize the clinical implications of information
gathered from different sources, to use large datasets to measure medical outcomes and quality in an automated way, and to provide support to clinicians in
using this information more effectively.