Vantage Point

Partner, executive, affiliate and individual members can dial in for these unique dialogs of insight and inspiration. These exclusive interviews with some of healthcare’s most recognized leaders reveal how and why they chose their careers, what they learned on their journey and how to apply these insights to the everchanging future of healthcare. 

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Previous Interviews

Alexandra Drane

Alexandra is co-founder and CEO of ARCHANGELS. She served as Wellness Expert for Prudential, and co-founded Eliza Corporation (acquired by HMS Holdings Corp: HMSY), Engage with Grace, and three other companies (all boot-strapped). A serial entrepreneur, she is also a cashier-on-leave for Walmart. She believes retail is the front line of health, that caregivers are our country’s greatest asset, and that we need to expand the definition of health to include life.

Alexandra takes an active role with the non-profits she feels are doing their best to change the world, including two she co-founded. She sits on the Board of Advisors for RAND Health, the Leadership Council for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, the Entrepreneurs Council for The United States of Care, the Board of Advisors for Open Notes, and Harvard Medical School’s Executive Council of the Division of Sleep Medicine. She is a Governor appointed member of the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a member of the Board of Directors of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), a member of the Board of Advisors at EndWell, and has served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (a Harvard Teaching Hospital). She also serves on the Board of Advisors for MassChallenge HealthTech, and the Board of Advisor’s for Boston Children Hospital’s IDHA (Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator). Alex was named 2019 Top Women in Healthcare’s Entrepreneur of the Year by PR News, one of Disruptive Women in Health Care’s Women to Watch in 2014, and one of Boston Globe’s 2013 Top 100 Women Leaders. She appears on Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and Healthspottr Future Health 100 lists, as well as an inventor on multiple patents.

October 5, 2021

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July 22, 2021

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John Glaser, PhD

John is an Executive-in-Residence at the Harvard Medical School Executive Education. He is a former senior vice president of Population Health, at Cerner Corporation. Previously he was chief executive officer of Siemens Heath Services. Prior to Siemens, John was chief information officer at Partners HealthCare. He was also co-chair of MHDC's CIO Forum.

John 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). He is the former Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Digital Health, World Economic Forum. He is former Senior Advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

John serves on the boards of the Scottsdale Institute, PatientPing, National Committee for Quality Assurance, the American Telemedicine Association, Wellsheet, and Relatient.

Micky Tripathi, PhD 

Micky Tripathi is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he leads the formulation of the federal health IT strategy and coordinates federal health IT policies, standards, programs, and investments.

Mr. Tripathi has over 20 years of experience across the health IT landscape. He most recently served as Chief Alliance Officer for Arcadia, a health care data and software company focused on population health management and value-based care, the project manager of the Argonaut Project, an industry collaboration to accelerate the adoption of FHIR, and a board member of HL7, the Sequoia Project, the CommonWell Health Alliance, and the CARIN Alliance. 

Mr. Tripathi served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative (MAeHC), a non-profit health IT advisory and clinical data analytics company. He was also the founding President and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange, a statewide HIE partnered with the Regenstrief Institute, an Executive Advisor to investment firm LRVHealth, and a Fellow at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

June 3, 2021

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April 20, 2021

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Mark Ganz

Until his retirement, Mark Ganz was, for nearly 18 years, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cambia Health Solutions, a total health solutions company dedicated to transforming health care by creating a person-focused and economically sustainable system for individuals and their families.

As the former chairman of the board and current board member for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), and board member of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Ganz has been an outspoken advocate for consumer-obsession in health care.

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