John Glaser, Ph.D., currently serves as senior vice president and member of the executive cabinet for Cerner Corporation. Formerly, he was chief executive officer (CEO) of the Health Services Business Unit of Siemens Healthcare, where he was responsible for heading Siemens’ global healthcare IT business. Cerner acquired Siemens Health Services in February 2015.
Prior to joining Siemens, Dr. Glaser was Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, Partners HealthCare, Inc. Previously, he served as Vice-President, Information Systems at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Among his many industry affiliations, Dr. Glaser was the founding chairman of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), past president of the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and has served on the boards of the eHealth Initiative, the National Alliance for Health Information Technology, and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Additionally, Dr. Glaser is a fellow of HIMSS, CHIME, and the American College of Medical Informatics.
He is also a former Senior Advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
Dr. Glaser has published more than 150 articles and three books on the strategic application of information technology in healthcare, including the most widely used textbook on the topic. He is on the faculty of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Medical University of South Carolina and the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Glaser holds a Ph.D. in Healthcare Information Systems from the University of Minnesota.