John Glaser, Ph.D.

The Next Generation of Healthcare Information Technology

Driven by the movement to value-based reimbursement for care delivery and relentless innovation in technology, the next generation of health information technology will bring significant advances in several areas; artificial intelligence, consumer-directed applications, population health management, and platform-based interoperability and openness.

This presentation will discuss these advances, barriers to adoption and the business and research opportunities in the next generation.


As the senior vice president of Population Health, John Glaser is focused on driving Cerner’s population health technology and product strategies, interoperability and government policy development.

He impacts clients by devoting his career to advancing health care through innovation and commits to helping clients maximize their investment in health care information technology.

Leadership experience

John joined Cerner in 2015 as a part of the Siemens Heath Services acquisition, where he was CEO. Prior to Siemens, John was vice president and CIO at Partners HealthCare; he also previously served as vice president of information systems at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


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 has served on numerous boards including; eHealth Initiative, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He is a fellow of CHIME, HIMSS and the American College of Medical Informatics. He is a former senior advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

John received his Ph.D. 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 on the topic, “Healthcare Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care.” John is on the faculty of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Medical University of South Carolina, the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics and the Harvard School of Public Health.