John P. Glaser, PhD

Senior Vice President
Cerner Corporation
Instructor
Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

John Glaser, PhD, Senior Vice President, is responsible for driving Cerner’s technology and product strategies, interoperability, and government policy development. Glaser has devoted his career to advancing health care through innovation, and is committed to helping clients maximize their investment in health care information technology.

Previously, Glaser was CEO of Siemens Health Services, a company acquired by Cerner in February 2015.

Prior to that, Glaser was vice president and chief information officer at Partners HealthCare. He also previously served as vice president of information systems at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Glaser 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’s served on numerous boards including the eHealth Initiative, the National Alliance for Health Information Technology (NAHIT), and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

Additionally, Glaser is a fellow of CHIME, HIMSS and the American College of Medical Informatics. He also is a former senior advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

Glaser has published more than 150 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 Management.

Glaser 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. He received his Ph.D. in health care information systems from the University of Minnesota.