Kevin Dufendach

Kevin Dufendach , MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Clinical-Affiliate

Childrens Hospital Bldg R

COM Pediatrics Neonatology - 0054

Professional Summary

Kevin Dufendach, MD, MS, is an assistant professor in the divisions of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology and Biomedical Informatics. His research focuses on user-centered design of electronic health record system software. Specifically, he is interested in incorporating human factors principles into the design of human-computer interfaces to better improve information communication for both provider-facing as well as patient-facing applications. Dr. Dufendach’s current research seeks to improve parental engagement in the neonatal intensive care unit through a neonatal-specific inpatient portal application.

Education

Bachelor's Degree: Taylor University Upland, IN, 2006 (Mathematics and Chemistry)

Medical Degree: Mayo Clinic of Medicine Rochester, MN, 2010

Residency: Mayo Clinic of Medicine Rochester, MN, 2013 (Pediatrics)

Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, TN, 2016 (Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine)

Master's Degree: Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, 2016 (Biomedical Informatics)

Research and Practice Interests

Clinical: Neonatology
Research: Clinical informatics; user-centered design; human-computer interaction; quality improvement; novel software development

Research Support

Grant: #5765 Investigators:Vinks, Dufendach, Kirkendall 2018 -2021 The Gerber Foundation Electronic Health Record (EHR)-embedded Decision Support Platform for Individualized Precision Drug Treatment in Neonates Role:Co-PI 357750 Active Type:Grant

Investigators:Vinks, Dufendach, Kirkendall 2018 -2019 Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund (TVSF) Electronic Health Record (EHR)-embedded Decision Support Platform for Individualized Precision Drug Treatment in Neonates Role:Co-PI 150000 Active Type:Grant

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Dufendach KR, Lehmann CU (2015. ) Topics in Neonatal Informatics: Essential Functionalities of the Neonatal Electronic Health Record. NeoReviews., , 16 (12 ) ,e668

Dufendach KR, Eichenberger JA, McPheeters ML, Temple MW, Bhatia HL, Alrifai MW, Potter SA, Weinberg ST, Johnson KB, Lehmann CU. (04-2015. ) Core Functionality in Pediatric Electronic Health Records. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US) .AHRQ Comparative Effectiveness Technical Briefs., , Report No.: 15-EHC014-EF ,

Contact Information

Phone: 5136367018
kevin.dufendach@cchmc.org