John Glaser, PhD, Wins William W. Stead Award for Thought Leadership in Informatics at AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BETHESDA, MD – The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) presented John Glaser, PhD, FACMI, with the William W. Stead Award for Thought Leadership in Informatics during AMIA’s Annual Symposium, November 15 – 19 in Washington, D.C.

Introduced in 2013, AMIA’s Stead Award for Thought Leadership in Informatics acknowledges people who have influenced our thinking about informatics, especially improving health and health care in ways that are visionary and transformative. Dr. William (Bill) Stead has led the nation in thinking about how biomedical informatics methods and architectures can improve health care systems for decades.

“AMIA is proud to honor John Glaser with the William W. Stead Award for Thought Leadership in Informatics,” said AMIA Chair, Board of Directors, Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc, FACMI, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “Dr. Glaser is a well-respected leader in healthcare IT who has influenced many throughout the field of informatics at the industry, government and university level.”  

Dr. Glaser, Ph.D. currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Health Services Business Unit of Siemens Healthcare, where he is responsible for heading Siemens’ global healthcare IT business. He 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. Dr. Glaser was the founding chairman of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and is the former chairman of the eHealth Initiative Board and the Board of the National Alliance for Health Information Technology. He is a former Senior Advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

Dr. Glaser holds a Ph.D. in Healthcare Information Systems from the University of Minnesota.

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AMIA, the leading professional association for informatics professionals, is the center of action for 4,000 informatics professionals from more than 65 countries. As the voice of the nation’s top biomedical and health informatics professionals, AMIA and its members play a leading role in assessing the effect of health innovations on health policy, and advancing the field of informatics. AMIA actively supports five domains in informatics: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics.