Published: July 20, 2015 | MarketWatch.com
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Seasoned Healthcare IT Executive to Lend Expertise & Counsel to Situational Awareness Company
BOSTON, MA, Jul 20, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Aventura, the leading provider of situational awareness technology for the healthcare industry, today announced the appointment of healthcare veteran John Glaser, PhD, to its board of directors. Glaser is a senior vice president at Cerner Corporation CERN, -0.61% and is responsible for driving its technology and product strategies, interoperability and government policy development. Previously, Glaser was CEO of Siemens Health Services, a company acquired by Cerner in February 2015.
"John has spent his career working in and helping to define the healthcare technology space, particularly with respect to interoperability and the technology needed to transform the industry," said John Gobron, CEO, Aventura. "We are delighted to add John to our board at this stage in our company's growth and look forward to leveraging his proven experience and knowledge."
Prior to joining Siemens, Glaser was vice president and chief information officer at Partners HealthCare, Inc. Previously, he was vice president, information systems at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 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). He is also past president of the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and is a fellow of HIMSS, CHIME, and the American College of Medical Informatics.
Aventura situational awareness technology is being utilized across the U.S. by healthcare providers to help address strategic initiatives pertaining to Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption and value-based care. Most recently, the company introduced Sympatica(TM), a platform for integrating the EHR with third-party applications at the point of care. Leveraging Aventura's awareness computing capabilities, Sympatica delivers patient-centric, contextual views from analytics and performance measurement applications. As a result, relevant and useful clinical information is brought directly to providers in real-time.
"Situational awareness of the user, patient, location and device type has significant potential to improve care delivery, increase provider productivity and enhance operational efficiency. The introduction of awareness to a clinician's interaction with an EHR not only brings gains today but also will evolve to transform the user experience and the EHR from a static application to one that is dynamically configured based on context," said Glaser. "I am looking forward to working with a terrific management team, an exceptional board and a great current and future customer base."