Google Ventures-Backed Health Tech Company Expands Board of Directors to include Industry Innovator and Thought Leader
Boston, MA (May 17, 2016) – PatientPing, an innovative health technology company that allows care providers to get notified in real-time when their patients receive care anywhere, announced today the appointment of John Glaser, PhD, to their Board of Directors. Dr. Glaser has served as the CIO of Partners Healthcare, the CEO of Siemens Healthcare IT, and currently as Senior Vice President, Population Health at Cerner Corporation.
“I had the joy of learning from Dr. Glaser as a student in his eHealth class at Wharton many years ago. I’ve always thought of board members as the people I’d die to hire but can’t; Dr. Glaser is second to none in his command of the health technology industry,” said PatientPing CEO, Jay Desai. “John also happens to be a decent, kind, and hilarious person who I’m excited to join our already fantastic board and team on our journey of building the fastest-growing national care coordination network. With his insight, we’ll continue our rapid nationwide expansion so that any two or more providers anywhere in the country that share a patient can simply coordinate with one another.”
“PatientPing has developed a uniquely disruptive, valuable and elegant solution that allows providers to share critically important information about their patients in an exciting, new, and engaging way. I look forward to working with Jay, his exceptional board and team to continue the nationwide adoption of their technology,” said Glaser.
Glaser was the founding chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the past-president of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). In addition to PatientPing, he has served on numerous boards, including eHealth Initiative and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He is a former senior advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and has written over 200 articles and three books on the strategic application of IT in health care. Glaser serves on the faculty of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Medical University of South Carolina, the School of Biomedical Informatics at the Texas Health Science Center and the Harvard School of Public Health.
PatientPing’s nationwide community includes more than 12,000 providers and has a presence in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and in April, was adopted state-wide by Vermont. PatientPing is backed by Google Ventures, F-Prime Capital (the VC funds of FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity), First Round Capital and SV Angel.
PatientPing is a Boston-based health technology company that is building a national community of engaged providers who are sharing information, coordinating care, and working together to get patients healthier faster. By joining the PatientPing community, providers get notified in real-time when their patients receive care elsewhere and are able to share care instructions with other providers. PatientPing’s national care coordination community includes physicians, nurses, case managers, and care coordinators across hospitals, emergency departments, accountable care organizations (ACOs), physician practices, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation centers, payers and other providers. By connecting care teams through real-time information sharing, PatientPing enables providers to deliver higher quality and more cost effective care, improving patient outcomes and experience. For more information, please visit www.patientping.com.