Full Name
Natalie Pageler M.D.
Job Title
Chief Medical Information Officer
Stanford Children’s Health
Speaker Bio
Dr. Natalie Pageler serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer at Stanford Children’s Health and is a passionate advocate for health care transformation, with a specific focus on the unique needs of pediatric and obstetric patients. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care and Systems Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine. Through her clinical and administrative positions, Dr. Pageler has been leading Stanford Children’s cutting edge Digital Health program which seeks to transform the model of pediatric and obstetric care delivery from interruptive, intermittent, reactionary care to continuously supportive, proactive care. This transformative work is currently focused on complex congenital heart disease, type 1 diabetes, and prenatal care delivery. She has also spearheaded the development of innovative pediatric-specific computerized clinical decision support (CDS) tools to provide point-of-care education to clinicians and enhance quality of care, efficiency, and patient safety. These CDS tools are web-based and shared freely with other pediatric health care organizations to elevate pediatric care delivery at a global level. Dr. Pageler’s work helped lead Stanford Children’s to HIMSS Stage 7 recognition in inpatient and ambulatory in 2015, as well as a HIMSS-Davies Award in 2017.

At the national level, Dr. Pageler has advocated vociferously for the thoughtful and appropriate development of patient engagement tools for pediatric patients and families, with special consideration of adolescent privacy and autonomy issues. She serves on the Physician Advisory Committee for the Academy of Pediatrics Child Health Informatics Center.

Dr. Pageler is a board-certified pediatric intensivist and a member of the first class of board-certified clinical informaticists. She earned her medical degree and completed pediatric residency and pediatric critical care medicine fellowship at the Stanford School of Medicine. Additionally, she holds a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Cincinnati, and focused her thesis project on the impact of computerized clinical decision support tools on clinician’s knowledge, behaviors and attitudes. She earned a BS in Engineering Physics from the University of Arizona under the prestigious Flinn Scholarship program.

Dr. Pageler has applied her Masters in Medical Education and clinical informatics experience to shaping the national curriculum for the emerging specialty of clinical informatics and is committed to training the next generation of transformational health care leaders. She is the Program Director and co-founder of the Stanford Clinical Informatics Fellowship, one of the first ACGME-accredited fellowships in clinical informatics. Dr. Pageler served on the Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Practice Analysis Oversight Panel for AMIA and the ABPM, as well as the AMIA Clinical Informatics Criteria for Excellence Committee. She is currently the Chair Elect of AMIA’s Community of Clinical Informatics Program Directors. Additionally, she serves as faculty for AMIA’s Clinical Informatics Board Review Course as well as CHIME’s CMIO Leadership Academy. She has published several peer-review articles on clinical informatics education and training.
Natalie Pageler