Dr. Wendy Arafiles has been a practicing pediatric hospitalist at Phoenix Children’s for over 15 years with a specific interest in children with medical complexity and technology dependence.
She has also filled the role of medical director of the Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) program since 2018. In her dual roles, she is intertwining skills in medical education, innovations in quality improvement for children with medical complexity, and foundational understanding of hospital finance.
Her goals are to optimize the institution’s ability to describe the complexity of the patient population and develop high-value programs in patient and family service. Dr. Arafiles has presented on both CDI and Medical Complexity topics at several national conferences, and she is an active member of the Pediatric Documentation Research Collaborative, a research group that focuses on documentation-related issues in pediatric hospitals.