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Kerry Johnson

Senior lecturer

Health Information Management (HIM) instructional co-ordinator

Faculty of Health Sciences

Contact information

Science Building - Room 2017
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 2896

kerry,johnson@uoit.ca


Research topics

  • education in technology-enabled environments
  • interprofessional education
  • educational technology and health care

Background

Dr. Kerry Johnson has more than 35 years of experience working and teaching in Canada as an health information management (HIM) professional in a variety of settings. His research interests centre around the education of HIM professionals, with a particular emphasis on continuing professional education for HIM professionals in technology-enabled environments.

Dr. Johnson earned his undergraduate degree from University of Toronto in Ontario and his master's and doctorate degrees in Adult Education/Distance Learning, and Educational Leadership (Educational Technologies) respectively from University of Phoenix. He is also a graduate of St. Michael's School of Health Record Administration in Toronto, Ontario.

He is a certified HIM professional with the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA), a member of American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and a member of the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA). He is recognized as a leader in the Canadian and international HIM community.

His honours include:

  • CHIMA’s  2012 Tribute to Excellence Award.
  • Joady Murray Memorial Award, Canadian Health Information Management Association/Canadian Institute for Health Information (2009).
  • Health Information Champion Pinnacle Award, Canadian Health Record Association (2001).
  • Member Recognition Award, Ontario Health Record Association (2000).

Education

  • Undergraduate degree University of Toronto
  • Master in Adult Education and Distance Learning University of Phoenix
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership - Educational Technologies

Courses taught

Courses taught (past and present) at the undergraduate level:

  • Health Data Analytics in Canadian Health Care
  • Fundamentals in Managing Health Information
  • HIM Capstone
  • Introduction to Health Information Management
  •  Performance and Quality Management in Health Care
  • Understanding Health Data
  • Information Literacy and Written Communications for the Health Sciences
  • Introduction to Health Services Management

Research and expertise

  • Improve the availability and quality of education for Canadian HIM professionals, with an emphasis on continuing professional education in technology-enabled environments.

Involvement

  • Recent publications
    • Johnson, K., McGregor, C, & Percival, J. (2013). Decision support and data analytics. In K. Abrams & C. Gibson (Eds.), Fundamentals in health information management (2nd ed.). Ottawa, Canada: Canadian Healthcare Association.
    • Stefanits, T., Abrams, K., Abrams, M., Penchoff, M., & Johnson, K. (2013). Ethical aspects of health information management and professional practice. In K. Abrams & C. Gibson (Eds.), Fundamentals in health information management (2nd ed.). Ottawa, Canada: Canadian Healthcare Association.
    • Johnson, K and Tashiro, J. (2010). Interprofessional care and health care complexity: Factors shaping human resources effectiveness in health information management. In S. M. Kabene (Ed.), Human resources in healthcare, health informatics and healthcare systems (pp. 250-280). Hershey: PA: IGI Global;
    • Crook, G, Penchoff, M, Stefanits, T and Johnson, K. (2009). Ethical aspects of health information management. In Canadian Health Information Management Association (Ed.), Fundamentals of health information management (pp. 339-351). Ottawa, ON: Canadian Healthcare Association;
    • Johnson, K. (2009). Approaching ICD-10 strategically. Revenue Cycle Strategist (Publication of the Healthcare Financial Management Association), 6(7); and
    • Johnson, K. (2009). Implementing ICD‐10: A Canadian perspective from the front line. Revenue Cycle Strategist (Publication of the Healthcare Financial Management Association), 6(2).
  • Invited presentations
    • Exploration of the Canadian Health Information Management Association’s Capacity to Provide Training and Development. Dissertation presentation to CHIMA Council on Education and Professional Practice (teleconference), January 13, 2014.
    • Exploration of the Canadian Health Information Management Association’s Capacity to Provide Training and Development. Dissertation presentation to CHIMA Board of Directors (teleconference), December 17, 2013.
    • Lessons Learned: How Canada Approached ICD-10 Physician Education. Podcast Talk Ten Tuesday with hosts Chuck Buck and Stanley Nachimson, March 12, 2013.
    • An Insider’s Perspective of ICD-10 Implementation. Cindy Grant interactive audio conference for HCPro, December 2012.
    • The Transition of the HIM Profession is up to Me! Mid-Michigan Health Information Management Association, Bay City, Michigan, October 2012.
    • Here’s Looking at You: Canada Remembers. Podcast Talk Ten Tuesday with hosts Chuck Buck and Kim Charland, September 11, 2012.
    • ICD-10: The World Watches. Podcast Talk Ten Tuesday with hosts Chuck Buck and Kim Charland, August 14, 2012.
    • Experiences and Lessons Learned in Implementing ICD-10. Mid-Michigan Health Information Management Association, Bay City, Michigan, October 2011.
    • Are You Ready for ICD-10? How to Transition for the Changes in Coding and the Analytical Implications. World Research Group Healthcare Claims Data Analysis Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2011.
    • Let Decision Support Chart Your Course. Canadian Health Information Management Association Pre-Conference Workshop (presented jointly with Dr. Carolyn McGregor), Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2010.
  • Recent conference presentations
    • Implications for Educators to Provide Training and Development. American Health Information management Association Assembly on Education, Chicago, Illinois, July 2014.
    • Promoting Interprofessional Practice through the EHR. American Health Information Management Association Assembly on Education, Orlando, Florida, July 2012.
    • Johnson, K. (Oct 2012). The Transition of the HIM Profession is up to Me! Mid-Michigan Health Information Management Association, Bay City, Michigan.
    • Johnson, K. (Jul 2012). Promoting Interprofessional Practice through the HER. American Health Information Management Association Assembly on Education, Orlando, FLorida.
    • Johnson, K. (Oct 2011). Experiences and Lessons Learned in Implementing ICD-10. Mid-Michigan Health Information Management Association, Bay City, Michigan.
  • Conference presentations since 2007
    • Johnson, K. (October, 2011). Promoting interprofessional practice through the EHR. CERNER Healthcare Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.
    • Johnson, K. (July, 2011). Removing boundaries to learner success in collaborative learning experiences. AHIMA Assembly on Education, San Antonio, Texas.
    • Johnson, K. (April 2011). Are You Ready for ICD-10?: How to Transition for the Changes in Coding and the Analytical Implications. World Research Group Healthcare Claims Data Analysis Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Wierz, C and Johnson, K. (February, 2011). Implementing ICD-10: lessons learned from Canada. Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Orlando, Florida.
    • McGregor C and Johnson, K. (June 10, 2010). Pre-Conference Workshop: Let decision support chart your course. 2010 CHIMA Conference and Annual General Meeting, Delta Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    • Johnson, K. (July 2009). Experiences and Lessons Learned in Implementing ICD-10. Florida Health Information Management Association Conference, Orlando, Florida.
    • Johnson, K. (June 2009). ICD-10 Implementation: Experiences and Lessons Learned. New Jersey Health Information Management Association Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States.
    • Johnson, K. (June 2009). ICD-10 Implementation: Experiences and Lessons Learned. American Health Information Management Association Long Term Care Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
    • Johnson, K. (May 2009). HIM Professionals and Their Future in eHealth. CHIMA/WIHIR HIM/HI Bootcamp, Oshawa, Ontario (UOIT).
    • Johnson, K. (October 2008). Reality Check on ICD-10 & Preparing for the Transition. World Research Group Healthcare Claims Management Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.
    • Johnson, K. (March 2008). Implementation of ICD-10: Turning Experience and Lessons Learned into Practical Solutions. World Research Group Healthcare Management Series Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Johnson, K. (December 2007). Developing Recruitment Strategies: Ensuring an Adequate HIM Workforce Within Your Organization. The Canadian Institute Electronic Health Records 2007 Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
    • Johnson, K. (August 2007).  Implementation of ICD-10: Turning Experience and Lessons Learned into Practical Solutions. World Research Group Healthcare Management Series Conference, Washington, D.C.
    • Johnson, K. (June 2007). Implementing ICD-10: Turning Experience and Lessons Learned into Practical Solutions. New York Health Information Management Association, Rochester, New York.
    • Johnson, K. (April 2007). Implementing ICD-10: Turning Experience and Lessons Learned into Practical Solutions. Montana Health Information Management Association, Helena, Montana.
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