Division of Clinical Informatics // People
Dr. Daniel Sands
Dr. Danny Sands
is passionate about healthcare transformation, non-visit based care, collaboration in healthcare, and participatory medicine.
A practicing physician with training and experience in clinical informatics, Dr. Sands most recently worked for six years as chief medical informatics officer at Cisco, where he provided both internal and external health IT leadership and helped key healthcare customers with business and clinical transformation using IT.
Dr. Sandsâ€™ prior position was chief medical officer for Zix Corporation, where under his leadership ZixCorp became a dominant force in secure e-mail and e-prescribing.
Before taking this position, he spent almost 14 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he developed and implemented numerous innovative systems to improve clinical care delivery and patient engagement, including clinical decision support systems, an electronic health record, and one of the nationâ€™s first patient portals.
Dr. Sands has been elected to fellowship in both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics, and is a founder and immediate past-president of the Society for Participatory Medicine.
is the recipient of numerous health IT awards, including recognition in 2009 by HealthLeaders Magazine
as one of â€œ20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.â€
Dr. Sands has earned degrees from Brown University, Ohio State University, Harvard School of Public Health, and trained at Boston City Hospital and Bostonâ€™s Beth Israel Hospital.
currently holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School
and for twenty years has maintained a primary care practice in which he
makes extensive use of health ITâ€"much of which he
helped to introduce during his
tenure at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center