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John Glaser Joins Siemens Healthcare

Siemens Healthcare has announced the appointment of John Glaser, PhD, as CEO of the Health Services Business Unit. In his role, Glaser will be responsible for leading Siemens' global healthcare IT business, including product development, strategy, portfolio management, financial performance, and overall customer satisfaction. When his appointment goes into effect on August 16, he will begin leading over 4,500 employees, multiple health information system brands, a global services arm, and Siemens' Information Systems Center.

Most recently, Glaser served as advisor to David Blumenthal, the national coordinator for HIT, providing counsel to the Office of the National Coordinator and Health and Human Services on the HITECH portions of the federal government's stimulus bill, particularly regarding national efforts to adopt EMRs. Since 1995, Glaser served as vice president and chief information officer of Partners HealthCare, directing IT for an organization of 10 hospitals, 7,000 physicians, and 45,000 employees, including a team of 1,300 IT professionals.

He is founding chair of the College of Health Information Management Executives, past president of HIMSS, and has served on multiple industry boards.

Source: Siemens Healthcare