Community Learning Space

The infraNET Project and 
Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research
University of Waterloo

present ...

Areas of IT Strategic Emphasis
at Partners Healthcare


John Glaser, PhD.
VP and CIO
Partners Healthcare

Wednesday, February 23, 2005
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo

Seminar Sponsors:
McKesson Information Solutions, VON Canada and HIMCC Inc.

This seminar is of interest to Health and IT Executives, IS/IT Staff, Faculty and Students.
There is no charge for this event, however, we ask that you register to attend.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  

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A number of areas are important in developing an IT strategy for today's healthcare organizations. These strategic themes are: infrastructure, ambulatory care, patient safety, clinical research, medical knowledge, medical imaging, patient care workflow, remote provision of care, regional clinical integration and payer-provider integration. This presentation will discuss these themes, their importance and the initiatives encompassed by the themes at Partners Healthcare System Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts. The use of themes as the foundation for IT strategy will also be reviewed.

John Glaser, PhD, is VP and CIO, Partners HealthCare System, Inc. Previously, he was Vice-President, Information Systems at Brigham and Women s Hospital. Prior to this, John managed the Healthcare Information Systems consulting practice at Arthur D. Little.

John was the founding Chairman of College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and is past President of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He has been a member of the Board of the American Medical Informatics Association. He is currently the President of the Foundation for eHealth Initiative Board. He is a fellow of HIMSS, CHIME and the American College of Medical Informatics. He has been awarded the John Gall award for healthcare CIO of the year. CHIME has established a scholarship in John s name. He was a recipient of CIO Magazine s 20/20 Vision Award. Partners HealthCare has received several industry awards for its effective and innovative use of information technology.

John is on the editorial boards of CIO Magazine, Healthcare Informatics, Biotechnology Healthcare, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, and Journal of Healthcare Information Management. He has published over ninety articles and two books on the strategic application of information technology in healthcare. He holds a Ph.D. in Healthcare Information Systems from the University of Minnesota.

For more information

Shirley Fenton
Managing Director, WIHIR
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4074

Seminar Hosts

This seminar is hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research (WIHIR) and The infraNET Project, University of Waterloo.

The infraNET Project, initiated by the University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to advance Web and Internet technologies. Its founding partners are: LivePage (now part of Siebel), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.

We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of Waterloo.