Kevin Johnson

  • Vanderbilt University

    Scientists write children’s books to share career paths and promote STEM education

    A team of Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty are working together to produce a series of children’s science books aimed at fourth grade–level readers. Read More

    Oct 18, 2021

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    Major initiative launched to advance the application of AI to health care

    IBM Watson Health has announced plans to make a 10-year, $50 million investment in joint research collaborations with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital to advance the science of artificial intelligence and its application to major public health issues. Read More

    Feb 13, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    Transition to eStar system off to strong start

    Last week Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) switched to a new computer system for electronic health records, ordering of tests and drugs, supporting inpatient and outpatient care delivery, billing and other hospital and clinic operations. Read More

    Nov 9, 2017

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    EpicLeap launch signals start of bold new era

    On Nov. 2, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will switch to a new computer system, called eStar, which will support the health system’s electronic health records, workflows for inpatient and outpatient care delivery, test ordering, billing and other hospital and clinic operations. Read More

    Oct 26, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Focus on Epic: EpicLeap to make care seamless at VUMC

    EpicLeap, a project that will transform patient care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) through new technology and processes, started in 2015 with a notification from a technology vendor. A few of the key pieces of software VUMC uses to currently provide care were no longer going to be supported by the vendor. Vanderbilt’s HealthIT team was then faced with a crucial decision — they could provide support for the software bundle themselves, upgrade to the vendor’s suggested replacements, or consider a totally different solution altogether. Read More

    Aug 10, 2017

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    Vanderbilt again lauded for savvy use of health information technology

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s leadership in embracing medical technology has once again resulted in the institution being named among the nation’s “most wired” hospitals and health systems. Read More

    Jul 11, 2017

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    Johnson recounts lessons from parents, Watkins

    As the guest speaker for the 15th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture, Kevin Johnson, M.D., M.S., provided an energetic and entertaining overview of how his personal and professional accomplishments were influenced by “Lessons and Other Things My Parents Didn’t Teach Me.” Read More

    Oct 13, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Johnson set to deliver next week’s Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture

    Kevin Johnson, M.D., M.S., Senior Vice President for Health Information Technology, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics and professor of Pediatrics, will be the keynote speaker at the 15th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture. Read More

    Oct 6, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture is Oct. 11

    Dr. Kevin B. Johnson will deliver the 15th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The event will begin at noon in Light Hall, Room 208. Read More

    Sep 26, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Save the date: 2016 Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture set for Oct. 11

    The 15th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture will be held Oct. 11. This year marks 50 years since Watkins entered Vanderbilt University Medical School—a milestone in the life of the school that will be celebrated during this year’s event. Read More

    Aug 5, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUMC again lauded for innovative technology efforts

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has once again been named among the nation’s “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its innovative efforts in medical technology. Read More

    Jul 14, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Update on CS 2.0 from Kevin Johnson

    In Town Halls, Conversation with Leaders, and Leadership Assemblies, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) employees are hearing the theme of “Make Care Seamless.” Read More

    Nov 5, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Update from Kevin Johnson about Clinical Systems 2.0

    We’ve come a long way since McKesson’s announcement that it was withdrawing support for our Horizon software suite, leading us to launch our CS 2.0 initiative. I pledged to keep you updated as we evaluated our systems and plan for the future. Read More

    Aug 27, 2015

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    Update from Kevin Johnson about Clinical Systems 2.0

    CS 2.0 started with McKesson announcing that the Horizon suite of software used at VUMC would no longer be supported in 2018. We are using this announcement as a motivator to evaluate all our systems and plan for what our patients, our staff and our faculty need in the future. Read More

    Jul 9, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    The changing face of health care IT

    Changes coming to our clinical systems at Vanderbilt aim to better serve our patients and to maintain the highest standard care in an increasingly competitive and cost-conscious environment. Read More

    Jun 23, 2015

  • Remembering Levi Watkins Jr.

    Remembering Levi Watkins Jr.

    Andre Churchwell, M.D., George Hill, Ph.D., Kevin Johnson, M.D., and John Tarpley, M.D., reflect on the life and legacy of Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Read More

    Apr 13, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Photo: Readying for ICD-10

    Monday’s ICD-10 Provider Fair offered an update on some of the changes scheduled to occur later this year as Vanderbilt University Medical Center shifts to ICD-10, a new medical coding and reporting system that will add more specificity to tracking medical diagnoses. Read More

    Mar 26, 2015

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    Photo: Discovery Lecture

    At her recent Flexner Discovery Lecture, Suzanne Bakken, Ph.D., R.N., the Alumni Professor of Nursing and Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University, shares a laugh with Vanderbilt’s William Stead, M.D., left, and Kevin Johnson, M.D., M.S. Read More

    Dec 18, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Building the World’s Largest Biomedical Informatics Enterprise

    Biomedical informatics is a science that draws connections between data and medicine, whether those data concern diseases, health care processes or human biology in the form of genomics and proteomics. Everyone who studies health records has the same goal: more precise medicine, leading to improved patient outcomes. Read More

    Sep 26, 2014

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    Informatics tools link protein structure, drug action: speaker

    Russ Altman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Bioengineering, Genetics and Medicine at Stanford University, posed an intriguing question at last week’s Discovery Lecture: is it possible to predict drug side effects from the 3D-structure of proteins? Read More

    Feb 13, 2014