Brian Jacobs, MD Chief Information Officer & Chief Medical Information Officer
Executive Vice President, Center for Pediatric Informatics

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  • Main Hospital Washington, District of Columbia 20010 1-888-884-2327

Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Critical Care
  • American Brd of Preventive Med/Clinical Informatic

National Provider ID: 1396797023

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Outside Interests

  • HIMSS Board 



 Brian Jacobs, MD, is Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Information Officer. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Pediatric Informatics. In this capacity, he directs the Children’s IQ Network® a pediatric health information exchange in the DC metropolitan region.

Dr. Jacobs is a Professor of Pediatrics at The George Washington University and an attending physician in the Pediatric Critical Care Department. Prior to joining Children’s National, Dr. Jacobs was a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati, as well as the Director of Technology and Patient Safety at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. While at Cincinnati Children’s, he oversaw the implementation of their electronic medical record and was the principal author and winner of the HIMSS Davies Award.

Dr. Jacobs has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and scientific presentations. He frequently shares his knowledge in the pediatric space as a guest lecturer at conferences, leadership forums, and hospitals. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He also is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Services and serves as a member of the HIMSS Board of Directors.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Critical Care, 1994
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1987
    Naval Hospital
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1987
    Naval Hospital
  • Internship Program, 1985
    Naval Hospital
  • MD, 1984
    Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine
  • MS, Biochemistry, 1979
    University of Oregon
  • BA, Biology, 1978
    University of California Los Angeles
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Brian Jacobs

Patient story

Blair's Story

"I was blown away by the personalized care that we received. The nurses are incredibly compassionate and kind, and really made every effort to make the journey less painful for everyone."

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Niko's Story

"Accept help from family, friends, and co-workers depending on what you really need from them when they ask, 'Do you need anything?'"

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Lindsey's Story

"What sustained us through everything was the knowledge that Lindsey was getting the absolute best care available in the entire region, and the network of folks who comprise the Children's National family."



Children's National Celebrates National Health IT Week October 5-9

In celebration of National Health IT Week, October 5-9, 2015, Children’s National Health System is participating in a number of initiatives with the federal government and the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), including a site visit showcasing technology innovations in practice.

Innovation and Learning Center

New Children's National Bear Institute Space Home to Information Technology Research and Development

The new state-of-the-art Innovation and Learning Center at Children’s National Health System officially opened. The Center is home to the Bear Institute, one of the first pediatric institutes focused on improving children’s health through innovative information technology. The Bear Institute will conduct information technology research and development to help improve safety, quality, and families’ experience at Children’s National. 

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

A Phase III OpenLabel SingleArm Study of Tenecteplase for Restoration of Function in Dysfunctional Central Venous Catheters

(2011) Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Cardopulmonary monitors and clinically significant events in critically ill children

(2011) Biomedical Instrument Technology

Comparison of pandemic and seasonal influenza A infections in pediatric patients Were they different

(2011) Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses

Hypoglycemia Adverse Events in PICUs and Cardiac ICUs Differentiating Preventable and Nonpreventable Events

(2013) Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Information Technology in Critical Care

(2011) Pediatric Critical Care

Innovation through Automated Detection of Adverse Events

(2012) The Healing Edge

Nutritional Immunomodulation in Critically Ill Children With Acute Lung Injury Feasibility and Impact on Circulating Biomarkers

(2013) Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Recognizing hypoglycemia in children through automated adverse event detection

(2011) Pediatrics

Reduction in clinical variance using targeted design changes in computerized provider order entry CPOE order sets

(2012) Applied Clinic Informatics

Role and Importance of the Organizations Strategic Plan

(2011) The CMIO Survival Guide: A Handbook for Chief Medical Information Officers and Those Who Hire Them

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