Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS
Chief Informatics Officer
Senior Vice President of Health Information Technology
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
B.S. Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1983
M.D. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland, 1987
Residency: Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1989
M.S. Medical Information Sciences, Stanford University, California, 1992
Chief Residency The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Maryland, 1993
Dr. Johnson is an internationally-respected developer and evaluator of clinical information technology, His research interests have focused on bridging the chasm between our current healthcare system and the optimal use of health information technology to support care and improve patient safety. His specific areas of expertise are in medication management technologies and implementation, computer-based documentation strategies, and clinical decision support. Recent projects include leading evaluation of the AHRQ and Tennessee-funded State and Regional Demonstration Project for Health Information Exchange in West Tennessee, AHRQ funding to evaluate the impact of e-prescribing decision support on pharmacy callbacks, and a RWJ funded effort to develop state-of-the-art applications utilizing personal health records, under their Project HealthDesign Initiative. Dr. Johnson also developed RxStar, Vanderbilt’s e-prescribing system.
He is the author of over 100 publications and books or book chapters. He has presented over 400 talks in numerous countries around the world, and is a regular educator about clinical informatics for the National Library of Medicine’s short course, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and AMIA. He is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification Committee, and a founding member of the American Academy of Pediatric’s Child Health Informatics Center. His knowledge about electronic health records and patient safety has led to appointments on three Institute of Medicine committees focused on medication safety and pediatric health care quality measures, as well as dozens of other national committees. He was awarded membership in the American College of Medical Informatics in 2004, the American Pediatric Society in 2010, and elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2010.