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Kevin Johnson, M.D., M.S.

Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Professor of Pediatrics

Email: kevin.johnson@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: (615) 936-6867

Dr. Johnson is an internationally-respected developer and evaluator of clinical information technology, and an advocate for pediatric needs in healthcare information technology. He received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and his M.S. in Medical Informatics from Stanford University. His research interests have focused on developing and encouraging the adoption of clinical information systems. In the early phases of his career, he directed the development and evaluation of evidence-based pediatric care guidelines for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has been the project director of RxStar since 2004. His roles on the project also include some development (he wrote the code to construct what gets printed on the prescriptions) as well as lots of local and national advocacy about the use of e-prescribing for patient safety. Dr. Johnson has received multiple grants from federal and non-profit agencies to study e-prescribing, and is the author of over 60 publications and books or book chapters, is Assistant Editor for the preeminent journal in biomedical informatics (JAMIA), and serves on the editorial board of Ambulatory Pediatrics.

Education & Training
B.S. – Biology, Dickinson College
M.S. – Stanford University School of Medicine
M.D. – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency – Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Pediatrics
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – University of California, San Diego
Fellowship in Management of Perioperative Services – Stanford University

Recent Publications

  1. Drolet BC, Johnson KB. (2008). Categorizing the world of registries. J Biomed Inform, 41(6), 1009-1020.
  2. Johnson KB, Serwint JR, Fagan LA, Thompson RE, Wilson MEH, Roter D. (2008). Computer-Based Documentation: Effect on Parent-Provider Communication during a Pediatric Health-Maintenance Encounter. Pediatrics, 122(3), 590-98.
  3. Rosenbloom ST, Miller RA, Johnson KB, Elkin PL, Brown SH. (2007).A Model for Evaluating Interface Terminologies. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 15(1), 65-76.
  4. Johnson KB, Gadd C. (2007). Playing smallball: approaches to evaluating pilot health information exchange systems. J Biomed Inform, 40(6 Suppl), S21-6.
  5. Unertl K, Johnson KB. (2007). Variation in Use of Informatics Tools Among Providers in a Diabetes Clinic, Proceedings of the AMIA Fall Symposium.

Recent Presentations

  1. American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium, Hot Topic. (2006). Medical Informatics: Impact & Opportunities Resulting from the IOM Committee on Identifying & Preventing Medication Errors. Washington, DC.
  2. AHRQ, Patient Safety Conference. (2006). Evaluating the Tennessee State and Regional Demonstration Project. Washington, DC.
  3. AHRQ, Patient Safety Conference. (2005). Toward Safe Pediatric Prescribing: A Usability Assessment. Washington, DC.
  4. Pediatric Academic Societies, Hot Topic. (2005). The Future of Primary Care Pediatrics. San Francisco, CA.
  5. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Fall Symposium, Hot Topic. (2005). Regional Data Exchange and Pediatrics. Washington, DC.


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