Danny Sands serves as chief medical officer. He is passionate about healthcare transformation, non-visit based care, collaboration in healthcare, and participatory medicine. He spent six years at Cisco, most recently as chief medical informatics officer, where he provided both internal and external health IT leadership and helped key customers with business and clinical transformation using IT.
Previously, Danny was chief medical officer for Zix Corporation, a leader in secure email and e-prescribing. Prior to Zix, Danny spent 13 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he developed and implemented numerous systems to improve clinical care delivery and patient engagement.
Danny has earned degrees from Brown University, Ohio State University, Harvard School of Public Health, and trained at Boston City Hospital and Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. He currently holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School and maintains a primary care practice in which he makes extensive use of health IT.
Danny is the recipient of numerous health IT awards, has been elected to fellowship in both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics, and is a founder and co-chair of the board of the Society for Participatory Medicine. In 2009 he was recognized by HealthLeaders Magazine as one of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.”