PHIS is a comprehensive pediatric database containing clinical and financial details of millions of patient encounters. It was developed by the Children's Hospital Association (CHA) - a business alliance networking 42 leading children's hospitals - to provide a rich data source for administrative data analysis. It has been used by academic clinicians to conduct comparative effectiveness studies that affect hospitalized children.

Join the PHIS Working Group

The CCTR has formed a PHIS Working Group to:

  • Encourage the generation of well-designed PHIS database studies among CCTR and Seattle Children's faculty to investigate inpatient and emergency department care for children
  • Carefully vet proposed studies in order to facilitate capacity for investigators to use the PHIS database
  • Develop infrastructure to similarly support near-future use of the PHIS+ database.

Meeting details

The PHIS Working Group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at Seattle Children's main campus from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The PHIS program coordinator will send out agenda, room number confirmation and teleconference number prior to each meeting. If there are no relevant agenda items we will send a cancellation notice.

If you are interested in participating in the PHIS Working Group or would like to learn more about possibilities offered through the PHIS database, please contact Dr. Tamara Simon.