Partners HIT chief takes industry job

 John Glaser, long time head of health information technology (HIT) at Partners and an advisor to the federal HIT effort, is going to work for Seimens. Here’s an 2009 BHN interview

Here’s the press release:

Federal government advisor and longtime Partners HealthCare VP, CIO joins Siemens Health Services

 MALVERN, Pa., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Today, Siemens Healthcare announced the appointment of John Glaser, Ph.D. as chief executive officer (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 robust Global Services arm, and Siemens’ world-renowned Information Systems Center.
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