SAVE-THE-DATE

Please Join McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houston
In Celebrating the 7th Annual John P. Glaser Health Informatics Society Proceedings


-Friday, October 25, 2024-


4:00-4:30 pm
(Guests should plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early, if possible)

Welcoming Remarks, Induction Ceremony, and
Presentation of the 2024 John P. Glaser Health Informatics Innovator Award
to Epic Founder and CEO, Judy Faulkner
By McWilliams School Dean Dr. Jiajie Zhang, and Dr. John P. Glaser

Institute of Molecular Medicine Building - Beth Robertson Auditorium
1825 Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030
(Visitor parking is available next door, at 7000 Fannin Street)


4:30-5:30 pm
A Conversation Focused on Health IT—Evolution and Current/Future Trends—
Featuring John Glaser, Judy Faulkner, and Ivo Nelson

Institute of Molecular Medicine Building - Beth Robertson Auditorium
1825 Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030
(Visitor parking is available next door, at 7000 Fannin Street)


5:30-6:45 pm
Reception in Honor of
Judy Faulkner and Dr. John P. Glaser

Institute of Molecular Medicine Building – Atrium
1825 Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030
(Visitor parking is available next door, at 7000 Fannin Street)


Please Note: Due to space limitations, an RSVP is required. To RSVP or to obtain more information, contact Judy E. Young at judy.e.young@uth.tmc.edu. If your plans change at any point, as a courtesy, please advise.


About Dr. John P. Glaser and The John P. Glaser Health Informatics Society

John P. Glaser, PhD, is an Executive-in-Residence at the Harvard Medical School Executive Education Program. Previously, he held the posts of Senior Vice President of Population Health, Cerner Corporation; Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Health Services; and Chief Information Officer, Partners HealthCare (now, Mass General Brigham). In addition, he was Founding Chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME); President of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS); Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Digital Health, World Economic Forum; and Senior Advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). He serves on the boards of the Scottsdale Institute, Neu Health, Lumeon, National Committee for Quality Assurance, Wellsheet, Relatient, and the Student Conservation Association. Glaser has received numerous awards, including the John P. Glaser Health Informatics Innovator Award (established by McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics in 2015), the William B. Stead Thought Leadership Award (American Medical Informatics Association), and a Lifetime Achievement Award from CHIME. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota, and has written over 200 articles and three books on the strategic application of IT in health care. Glaser is on the faculty of McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics and the Harvard School of Public Health; he formerly served on the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

The John P. Glaser Health Informatics Society (Glaser Society) was initiated in 2015 by McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houston in recognition of the expertise and leadership of John P. Glaser, PhD, who is a universally recognized thought leader in the field of health informatics. The Glaser Society was created to acknowledge outstanding innovators in the field of health informatics through the John P. Glaser Health Informatics Innovator Award. The attendant annual Glaser Society Proceedings and related events provide education, collaboration, and networking opportunities for the broader community of health informatics professionals, clinicians, and students.

In 2016, Ivo D. Nelson, a notable health information technology entrepreneur, was accorded the first John P. Glaser Health Informatics Innovator Award (Glaser Award); Dr. David Westfall Bates, Harvard’s internationally renowned patient safety expert, was presented the Glaser Award in 2017; H. Stephen Lieber, former President & CEO of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), received the 2018 Glaser Award; and Grahame Grieve, Founder of HL7 FHIR and FHIR Product Director at HL7 International, accepted the 2019 Glaser Award. In 2020, it was the Glaser Society’s intent to honor Clement “Clem” J. McDonald, MD, Chief Health Data Standards Officer of the National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine; however, the pandemic and resultant UTHealth Houston policy prohibited any live events at the university throughout 2020 and 2021, as well as during the spring and summer of 2022. With the resumption of live events in the fall of 2022, we honored Dr. Clem McDonald with the 2022 Glaser Award, and Dr. Marion Jokl Ball, an international proponent of health informatics, received the 2023 Glaser Award. On October 25, 2024, we will honor Judy Faulkner, Founder and CEO of Epic, with the 2024 John P. Glaser Health Informatics Innovator Award.


About the 2024 Glaser Award Recipient - Judy Faulkner, Founder and CEO of Epic

Judy Faulkner, Founder and CEO of Epic, began a doctorate in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin in 1965. In the early 1970s, Faulkner started working with a physicians’ group at the University of Wisconsin, developing a database to track patient clinical information over time. Faulkner wrote all the code on a Data General Eclipse 16-bit minicomputer, which was roughly the size of a refrigerator. Several years later, Faulkner founded Epic in 1979.

Over the past 4+ decades, Epic has grown to more than 14,000 employees worldwide, with 12,000 individuals located at its 1,600-acre Intergalactic Headquarters in Verona, WI. More than 325M patients across the globe have a current patient record in Epic.

Faulkner holds a BS in Mathematics from Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA) and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI). She has received honorary doctorates from the University of Wisconsin, Rush University (Chicago, IL), Temple University College of Public Health (Philadelphia, PA), Dickinson College, and The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY, NY). Currently, she is a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Leadership Roundtable, The Scottsdale Institute, and the Aspen Health Strategy Group.

Previous Glaser Award Recipients

2023 - Dr. Marion Jokl Ball, Executive Director and Founding Director of the Multi-Interprofessional
2022 - Dr. Clem McDonald, Chief Health Data Standards Officer of the NIH National Library of Medicine
2019 - Grahame Grieve, Founder of HL7 FHIR and FHIR Product Director at HL7 International
2018 - H. Stephen Lieber, Principal of Avisos Partners, LLC, and former President & CEO of HIMSS
2017 - Dr. David Westfall Bates, Harvard University
2016 - Ivo D. Nelson, CEO and Chairman, Next Wave Health

About D. Bradley McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houston

McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth Houston is the largest biomedical informatics program in the nation, the sole program of its kind to exist as a free-standing school named by the transformational gift of a generous donor, and an international leader in Medical AI research and education. With 68 regular faculty, 65+ adjunct faculty, 140 research staff, 50 administrative staff, and more than 400 graduate students, McWilliams School has diverse course offerings across its three departments: Health Data Science and AI, Clinical and Health Informatics, and Bioinformatics and Systems Medicine. The mission of the school is to collect, process, and convert data—ranging from molecules to populations—into actionable information, knowledge, and intelligence; to educate current and future leaders, innovators, and problem-solvers across Texas, the nation, and the world; and to disrupt, transform, and innovate to elicit biomedical discoveries, improve healthcare delivery, and aid in disease prevention by conducting outstanding basic and applied research and developing impactful information technology products and solutions. McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics offers a unique collaborative research/learning environment focused on transdisciplinary programs—bringing together the engineering, computer, and biomedical sciences. True to its vision, McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics is Transforming Data to Power Human Health™.

Last Update: 04/16/2024