Cerner appoints Glaser head of its population health unit

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Cerner has named John Glaser as leader of its population health organization, effective April 1, with continued focus on governmental policy development.

Glaser joined Cerner in 2015 as a part of the Siemens Heath Services acquisition, where he was CEO. Prior to that, he was vice president and CIO at Partners HealthCare in Boston. He also was the founding chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the past-president of HIMSS.

“Cerner is committed to working with our clients to manage the health of populations, improve outcomes and reduce the cost of healthcare,” said Zane Burke, Cerner's president, in a release. “John has devoted his career to advancing healthcare through innovation and is incredibly prepared to lead Cerner’s strategy and champion further advancements in the population health space.”

“Population health management is the future of healthcare as the industry transitions to new payment models and focuses more on providing care outside the four walls of the hospital,” said Glaser. “Cerner will continue innovating to bring the best solutions to market and enable organizations to develop near- and long-term strategies to manage their populations.”