Healthcare Visionaries Dr. John Glaser and Dr. Christine Cassel Join Advisory Board

By

Craig Limoli

June 12, 2020

Healthcare Visionaries Dr. John Glaser and Dr. Christine Cassel Join Advisory Board

Wellsheet is transforming the EHR experience, reducing physician burnout and improving patient care. We are grateful for the tremendous response of healthcare providers but know that it takes an ecosystem to accomplish our mission. I am very proud to announce today that healthcare industry veterans Dr. Christine Cassel and Dr. John Glaser share in our mission and have joined our Advisory Board.

Christine Cassel, MD is senior advisor on strategy and policy for the Department of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. Previously she was Planning Dean of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine and served on the Board of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals. She has been a leader in geriatric medicine, biomedical ethics and quality of care.  Dr. Cassel was President & CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Quality Forum, and a longstanding member of the National Academy of Medicine. She served under two U.S. Presidents as a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry.

Dr. Christine Cassel, UCSF Presidential Chair, Former CEO ABIM


John Glaser, PhD led major healthcare transformations aimed at improving the quality of patient care as CIO of Partners Healthcare and CIO of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and was CEO of Siemens Health Services and Executive Senior Advisor at Cerner. He serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of InTouch Health, the Scottsdale Institute, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), NCQA and eHealth Initiative. Dr. Glaser is a former senior advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the former Chair of the Global Agenda Council on Digital Health, World Economic Forum. Dr. Glaser is a lecturer in the Healthcare Management Department at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is on the faculty at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

“Wellsheet is integrated directly into the EHR and delivers a thoughtful redesign of workflows designed with doctors in mind to ensure that each clinician is able to quickly and easily extract customized, actionable patient data, receive immediate alerts, and make quality-based treatment decisions” said Dr. John Glaser, Wellsheet Advisory Board Member. “The response from clinicians to Wellsheet is game-changing as the need to reduce the EHR burden on physicians has become a top priority for healthcare providers.”

“Physician burnout is a national epidemic, according to a recent report of the National Academy of Medicine which concluded that up to one half of doctors and nurses experience symptoms of burnout. 1,2 Other research3 of almost 9,000 physicians found that ‘poor EHR user design and inadequate EHR interoperability’ now surpass arguing with insurance companies as the top frustration identified by physicians,” said Dr. Christine Cassel, Wellsheet Advisory Board Member. “Wellsheet reduces time in the EHR, and it’s exciting to see the results healthcare providers are experiencing today and to await the long term impact it will have on overall clinician well-being and patient care.” View a video of Dr. Cassel addressing Physician Burnout here.

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