Daniel Z. Sands, MD, MPH

Chairman and Co-Founder, Society for Participitory Medicine, Newburyport, MA
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Dr. Danny Sands is passionate about healthcare transformation. A practicing physician with training and experience in clinical informatics, Dr. Sands has worked in a variety of capacities in the health care IT industry for almost 25 years. He spent almost 14 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he developed and implemented innovative systems to improve clinical care delivery and patient engagement, including clinical decision support systems, an EHR, and one of the nation’s first patient portals. This was followed by leadership positions at Zix Corporation and Cisco. Dr. Sands is the recipient of numerous healthcare honors, including recognition in 2009 by HealthLeaders Magazine as one of "20 People Who Make Healthcare Better." He is the co-author, with e-Patient Dave deBronkart, of Let Patients Help. Dr. Sands holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School and for over twenty years has maintained a primary care practice in which he makes extensive use of health IT - much of which he helped to introduce during his tenure at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition to practicing, Dr. Sands works with a number of innovative companies. He is a popular speaker and consultant, who blogs at DrDannySands.com and is active on Twitter as @DrDannySands.