Owen dean to lead study on EMR confidentiality issues

Eric Johnson, dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management, has been named lead investigator on a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will explore ways to better protect the confidentiality and privacy of patient information in electronic health records. Vanderbilt researchers will spend the next five years working on the topic alongside peers from Dartmouth College, the University of Illinois, The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan.