John is a former senior vice president of Population Health, at Cerner Corporation. Previously he was chief executive officer of Siemens Heath Services. Prior to Siemens, John was chief information officer at Partners HealthCare (Now Mass General Brigham).
John was the founding chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the past-president of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He is the former Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Digital Health, World Economic Forum. He is former Senior Advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
John serves on the boards of the Scottsdale Institute, PatientPing, National Committee for Quality Assurance, the American Telemedicine Association, Wellsheet, eHealth Initiative and Relatient.
John has received numerous industry awards including the John P. Glaser Innovation Award (established by the School of Biomedical Informatics, UTHealth), William B. Stead Thought Leadership Award (American Medical Informatics Association) and the Lifetime Achievement Award (CHIME).
John received his Ph.D. in Healthcare Informatics from the University of Minnesota. He has written over 200 articles and three books on the strategic application of IT in health care, including the most widely used textbook in the field. In addition to Wharton, John is on the faculty of the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics and the Harvard School of Public Health.
Healthcare is in the early stages of extraordinary change in the business model of care delivery and financing. This transformation will lead to a system based on the proactive management of health, integration of care across the continuum, blurred boundaries between care providers and purchasers and the placement of the consumer at the center. As has been the case in other industries, this new business model will be based on a foundation of diverse, potent, and well implemented information technology. This course will help prepare students to lead a digital health future. Specifically, the course will cover three major areas. (1)The context of health care information technology: the size, composition and evolution of the digital health market; federal government agencies, and related regulations, that shape the market; leadership roles and factors that enable healthcare organizations to effectively implement and leverage information technology. (2)Emerging technologies that will fuel the transformation of healthcare: artificial intelligence and advanced analytics; interoperability; telehealth; consumer-directed digital health; use of behavioral economics to influence patient and provider decisions. (3)Digital health use by specific sectors of the healthcare industry: healthcare providers; health plans; retail-based primary care; life sciences; wellness and chronic disease management. The course will include lectures from industry leaders who will share their ideas and experiences.
Arranged with members of the Faculty of the Health Care Systems Department. For further information contact the Department office, Room 204, Colonial Penn Center, 3641 Locust Walk, 898-6861.
John P. Glaser Innovation Award established by the School of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2015.
William B. Stead Thought Leadership Award, American Medical Informatics Association, 2014.
Lifetime Achievement Award, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, 2012.
Excellence in Teaching Award, Wharton, 2012.
CIO Hall of Fame, CIO magazine, 2007.
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