Kevin Johnson Archives
Aug. 10, 2017—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.
Jul. 11, 2017—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.
Oct. 13, 2016—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.”
Oct. 6, 2016—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.
Aug. 5, 2016—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.
Jul. 14, 2016—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.
Aug. 27, 2015—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.
Jul. 9, 2015—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.