Josh Gluck is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Management of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is also the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Weill Cornell Medicine’s Information Technologies & Services (ITS) department. With more than 20 years of experience as an IT executive and architect, Josh uses his expertise to advance the college’s mission of education, biomedical research, and patient care by investigating and implementing new and emerging technologies. In his current role, Josh oversees various spans of technology – from high-speed networking to security standards – that support over 10,000 users in the clinical, research, and administrative fields. Prior to his current role at Weill Cornell, Josh served as the Director of Information Technology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, providing direction for computing, storage, database, project delivery, software asset management, and service desk needs. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from New York University, as well as a Master’s in Technology Management from Columbia University.
This course describes the growing involvement of government in stimulating and directing the development of information technology in healthcare organizations. Included is a discussion of attempts to exchange information for the purposes of improving the quality of personal healthcare and public health. Methods for determining the financial value of information technology are described. Techniques for insuring the security and privacy of health information are presented. How information systems and technology can improve the quality of service provided to consumers and the clinical quality of health care is examined.