Please Join
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
School of Biomedical Informatics
In Celebrating
The John P. Glaser Health Informatics Society

Monday, October 30th, 2017
Institute of Molecular Medicine Building

4:00-4:30 pm
Welcoming Remarks from Dr. John P. Glaser and Presentation of the
2017 John P. Glaser Health Informatics Innovator Award to
David Westfall Bates, MD, MSc, FACMI, Harvard University 
Institute of Molecular Medicine Building - Beth Robertson Auditorium

4:30-5:30 pm
2017 John P. Glaser Health Informatics Innovator Award Recipient’s Lecture:
“The Use of Big Data to Improve Care”
Dr. David Westfall Bates 
Institute of Molecular Medicine Building - Beth Robertson Auditorium

5:30-6:45 pm
Reception in Honor of
Dr. John P. Glaser, Dr. David Westfall Bates (2017), and Ivo D. Nelson (2016)
Institute of Molecular Medicine Building - Atrium


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

John P. Glaser, PhD, is widely known as a prominent thought leader in the field of health informatics. With more than 30 years in health IT, Dr. Glaser has continuously advanced patient care through substantive collaborative efforts among health information management executives, policy makers, government institutions, health care organizations, academia, and industry. In sum, his career has been focused on the effective use of information to improve health and health care in communities throughout the world. Dr. Glaser currently serves as senior vice president and member of the executive cabinet for Cerner Corporation.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) has established The John P. Glaser Health Informatics Society in order to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Glaser, who is an internationally renowned exemplar of the health informatics field. Applied health informatics is an essential component of SBMI’s research and education mission.

For more information on Dr. John P. Glaser or The John P. Glaser Health Informatics Society click here.

About the 2017 Glaser Award Recipient, Dr. David Westfall Bates...

Dr. David Westfall Bates is Chief of the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women's Hospital; Medical Director, Clinical and Quality Analysis, at Partners HealthCare System, Inc.; Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health.

For more information on Dr. David Westfall Bates, click here.

About Dr. Bates' Lecture, "The Use of Big Data to Improve Care"...

Big data has become something of a buzzword, but there are many ways in which—if it were harnessed—big data could be used to transform healthcare. Dr. Bates will define big data and discuss an array of approaches for harnessing data, both in the near future and over the longer term, to enhance the value of health care and achieve the triple aim, as delineated in the Affordable Care Act, by improving the patient experience, ameliorating population health, and reducing per capita costs.

The 2017 Glaser Society Event Location and a Contact for More Information...

Institute of Molecular Medicine Building
1825 Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030
(Visitor parking is available next door, at 7000 Fannin St.)
For more information, call Judy E. Young at 713-500-3901 or contact her via e-mail at: judy.e.young@uth.tmc.edu.

Previous Glaser Award Recipients

2016 - Ivo. D. Nelson, CEO and Chairman, Next Wave Health - click here to read