Irit R. Rasooly, MD, MSCE is a pediatric hospital medicine physician and researcher within the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (DBHi) and the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Rasooly completed her pediatrics residency and the Academic General Pediatrics fellowship at CHOP. She earned her MS in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania, through the Pediatric Hospital and Epidemiology Outcomes Training (PHEOT) T32 program.
Dr. Rasooly is currently pursuing a Certificate in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety at Penn as part of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence. SIDM supports Dr. Rasooly’s research aimed at understanding and improving diagnostic decision making. Diagnostic error is increasingly recognized as one of the most significant threats to patient safety. Together with members of the DBHi Human Systems Informatics Lab, Dr. Rasooly is working to develop approaches to support diagnostic excellence leveraging the Electronic Health Record. Her current work focuses on improving recognition of child abuse, evaluating diagnostic decision making in simulation, and partnering with operational leaders to evaluate and improve diagnostic performance throughout the Institution. She also leads the analytic team at CHOP’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded Pediatric Patient Safety Learning Laboratory, applying expertise in clinical epidemiology, QI, and informatics to evaluation of this longitudinal quality improvement effort.