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.

Group Publications

Characterization of Inpatient Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Exacerbations. Cogen JD, Oron AP, Gibson RL, Hoffman LR, Kronman MP, Ong T, Rosenfeld M. Pediatrics. 2017 Jan 26. pii: e20162642. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-2642. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:28126911

Extended- Versus Narrower-Spectrum Antibiotics for Appendicitis. Kronman MP, Oron AP, Ross RK, Hersh AL, Newland JG, Goldin A, Rangel SJ, Weissman SJ, Zerr DM, Gerber JS. Pediatrics. 2016 Jul;138(1). pii: e20154547. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-4547. PMID:27354453

Emergency and Hospital Care for Food-Related Anaphylaxis in Children. Parlaman JP, Oron AP, Uspal NG, DeJong KN, Tieder JS. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 May;6(5):269-74. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2015-0153. PMID:27102912

Identifying Antimicrobial Stewardship Targets for Pediatric Surgical Patients. Kronman MP, Hersh AL, Gerber JS, Ross RK, Newland JG, Goldin A, Rangel SJ, Oron AP, Zerr DM. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2015 Dec;4(4):e100-8. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piv022. PMID:26407258

Variation in the Use of Procedural Sedation for Incision and Drainage of Skin and Soft Tissue Infection in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Uspal NG, Klein EJ, Tieder JS, Oron AP, Simon TD. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Apr;5(4):185-92. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2014-015. PMID:25832973