John Crawford has joint responsibility for the development of IBM’s Healthcare Business in Europe. He is a member of several healthcare IT industry associations, including COCIR and Continua, and he is currently Vice President of the European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL). He served on the Industry Team for epSOS, and is the lead IBM representative for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging (Action Area B3 – Integrated Care).
He is often invited to provide expert commentary about developments in eHealth, and has spoken at many conferences and events including MedTec Europe, European Radiology Congress, World of Health IT, European Health Forum Gastein, Global eHealth Forum, HIMSS CIO Summit, European Telemedicine, Economist Digital Horizons, Danish eHealth Observatory, and the NHS Confederation Conference. In 2012 he contributed to the World Economic Forum report on Sustainable Healthcare Systems, and in 2010 he designed and taught a class on the evolution of eHealth at the J&J European Health Leadership Programme at the INSEADBusinessSchool.
With over 33 years’ experience in the IT Industry, he is a strong advocate for the transformation of healthcare using information technology, and he regularly provides briefings on IBM’s Healthcare Business and eHealth to the press and analysts.