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Mark A. Del Beccaro, MD

Mark A. Del Beccaro, MD

Emergency Medicine

On staff since October 1988

Children's Title: Vice President of Medical Affairs

Academic Title: Professor, Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"Working in the Emergency Department, I get to play with kids, treat their broken bones, close their lacerations, relieve a family’s concern or help shepherd them through a difficult health crisis while helping to train future medical providers — all at the same time! In my administrative roles, I also get to work with almost everyone in our organization to help improve our systems so we can provide the best possible care. This is a privilege and a great honor!"

Mark A. Del Beccaro, MD, is an attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He has served as associate director of the Division of Emergency Medicine, the hospital’s Chief Medical Information Officer and is now the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Seattle Children’s and the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Del Beccaro received his MD from the University of Washington and completed his residency and was chief pediatrics resident at Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington Medical Center. He completed a program in medical management at the University of Washington. Del Beccaro is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics, and he is certified by the American Heart Association in PALS. Dr. Del Beccaro is on the Children’s University Medical Group (CUMG) Board and is the Chair of the CUMG Physician Billing Education and Compliance Committee. He is a member of many regional and national associations and is the current chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Clinical Information Technology. He is sought after nationally as a speaker on the subject of medical informatics and clinical effectiveness and has an extensive bibliography.

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Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle

Research Focus Area

Quality Improvement

Publications

  • Council on Clinical Information Technology
    Health information technology and the medical home.
    Pediatrics , 2011 May : 978-82
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Council on Clinical Information Technology, American College of Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee
    Policy statement--emergency information forms and emergency preparedness for children with special health care needs.
    Pediatrics , 2010 Apr, : 829-37
  • Council on Clinical Information Technology
    Policy Statement--Using personal health records to improve the quality of health care for children.
    Pediatrics , 2009 July : 403-9
  • Policy Statement--Using personal health records to improve the quality of health care for children.
    Pediatrics , 2009 July : 403-9
  • Migita DS, Postetter L, Heath S, Hagan P, Del Beccaro M
    Governing peripherally inserted central venous catheters by combining continuous performance improvement and computerized physician order entry.
    Pediatrics , 2009 Apr, : 1155-61
  • Kim GR, Lehmann CU, Council on Clinical Information Technology
    Pediatric aspects of inpatient health information technology systems.
    Pediatrics , 2008 Dec. : e1287-96
  • Kim GR, Lehmann CU
    Pediatric aspects of inpatient health information technology systems.
    Pediatrics , 2008 Dec. : e1287-96
  • Pollack AH, Eisenberg MA, Del Beccaro MA
    Development and order set utilization in ambulatory pediatric specialty care.
    AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium , 2007 Oct. 11 : 1078
  • Pollack AH, Eisenberg MA, Del Beccaro MA
    Development and order set utilization in ambulatory pediatric specialty care.
    AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium , 2007 Oct. 11 : 1078
  • Metzger J, Welebob E, Del Beccaro M, Spurr C
    Taking the measure of inpatient EHRs. Hospitals inch closer to certified products.
    Journal of AHIMA / American Health Information Management Association , 2007 June : 24-30; quiz 33-4
  • Zerr DM, Frenkel LM, Huang ML, Rhoads M, Nguy L, Del Beccaro MA, Corey L
    Polymerase chain reaction diagnosis of primary human herpesvirus-6 infection in the acute care setting.
    The Journal of pediatrics , 2006 Oct. : 480-5
  • Zerr DM, Frenkel LM, Huang ML, Rhoads M, Nguy L, Del Beccaro MA, Corey L
    Polymerase chain reaction diagnosis of primary human herpesvirus-6 infection in the acute care setting.
    The Journal of pediatrics , 2006 Oct. : 480-5
  • Del Beccaro MA, Jeffries HE, Eisenberg MA, Harry ED
    Computerized provider order entry implementation: no association with increased mortality rates in an intensive care unit.
    Pediatrics , 2006 July : 290-5
  • Del Beccaro MA, Jeffries HE, Eisenberg MA, Harry ED
    Computerized provider order entry implementation: no association with increased mortality rates in an intensive care unit.
    Pediatrics , 2006 July : 290-5
  • Zerr DM, Blume HK, Berg AT, Del Beccaro MA, Gospe SM Jr, Allpress AL, Christakis DA
    Nonfebrile illness seizures: a unique seizure category?
    Epilepsia , 2005 June : 952-5
  • Zerr DM, Blume HK, Berg AT, Del Beccaro MA, Gospe SM Jr, Allpress AL, Christakis DA
    Nonfebrile illness seizures: a unique seizure category?
    Epilepsia , 2005 June : 952-5
  • Ringold S, Klein EJ, Del Beccaro MA
    Postobstructive pulmonary edema in children.
    Pediatric emergency care , 2004 June : 391-5
  • Ringold S, Klein EJ, Del Beccaro MA
    Postobstructive pulmonary edema in children.
    Pediatric emergency care , 2004 June : 391-5
  • Brown JC, Del Beccaro MA, Clausen CR
    A comparison of time to positive culture and time to clinical identification of serious bacterial infection in infants.
    Clinical pediatrics , 2003 Nov. : 797-805
  • Brown JC, Del Beccaro MA, Clausen CR
    A comparison of time to positive culture and time to clinical identification of serious bacterial infection in infants.
    Clinical pediatrics , 2003 Nov. : 797-805

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Pediatric Health IT Issues 2009 AAP Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference Tampa, FL July 24, 2009
Using Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI) to Improve Our Culture of Safety and Quality and Reduce Costs University of Washington Strategy Management Seattle, WA June 1, 2009