John Glaser, Ph.D., CEO, Siemens Healthcare, Health Services Business Unit, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the CHIME Foundation for the contributions he has made to the health IT industry during his 35-year career.
Prior to joining Siemens Healthcare in August 2010 as CEO of the global healthcare IT business, Glaser served as vice president and CIO of Partners Healthcare for more than 20 years.
“It is encouraging and professionally rewarding to have been part of CHIME at its inception and to be distinguished now at CHIME’s 20th anniversary meeting,” Glaser said. CIOs, he says, face “the increasing complexity of using healthcare IT to address the challenges associated with payment reform initiatives.”
Over the past three decades, Glaser has demonstrated exemplary service to the healthcare industry. His long-term involvement in CHIME, for which he was the founding chairman in 1992, has been instrumental in helping the organization grow into an influential professional development and advocacy organization for healthcare IT. Glaser has been affiliated with more than 70 industry associations, committees and workgroups. His professional activities run the gamut from serving as an adjunct professor at several universities to being named Senior Advisor to the ONC in 2009.
“There are few individuals who have had as deep and lasting an impact on our industry as John,” said Neal Ganguly, vice president and CIO at CentraState Healthcare System. “His incredible commitment to the professional development of the industry includes many key service roles. In addition to these, he has always found time to communicate with his colleagues in the industry. Few, if any, have given so much of themselves to one industry.”
Glaser has held numerous industry leadership roles such as president of the HIMSS Board of Directors, founding board member of the National eHealth Collaborative, and board member of the American Medical Informatics Association. He has published more than 200 articles and authored, or contributed to, several books on the strategic application of IT in healthcare. The industry has recognized Glaser’s past efforts through the creation of CHIME’s John P. Glaser Scholarship, by naming him the HIMSS John E. Gall Healthcare CIO of the Year in 1994, as well as through other recognitions.