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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Kerry Johnson

Associate Teaching Professor

Health Information Management (HIM) Instructional Co-ordinator

Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Kerry Johnson's research seeks to improve the availability and quality of education for Canadian HIM professionals, with an emphasis on continuing professional education in technology-enabled environments.

Contact information

Shawenjigewining Hall - Room 475
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 2896

Research topics

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

Research and expertise

  • Background and interests

    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, his master's in Adult Education/Distance Learning, and his doctoral degree in and Educational Leadership (Educational Technologies), 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.

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