Dr Pat Salber chats with C. Anthony Jones, MD at HiMSS 2013 in New Orleans.
Dr. Jones is the Chief Marketing Officer for Philips Healthcare’s Patient Care and Clinical Informatics business group, a $2 billion global business. In this role, Dr. Jones oversees all strategic marketing activities, messaging, partnerships and alliances as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Dr. Jones’ experience in healthcare information is grounded in an academic background that includes a degree in medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship in medical informatics at Columbia University. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kentucky where he received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and presently resides in the Boston area with his wife.
Before Philips, Dr. Jones was the President and CEO of Next Lifesciences, a marketing strategy firm catering to a broad array of healthcare and life sciences companies. Next developed growth initiatives for global organizations such as Medtronic, Baxter, and Reliance Industries (India) as well as several mid-sized, venture-backed companies.
Prior to starting Next Lifesciences, Dr. Jones was a strategy consultant – first at Deloitte Consulting, then as Vice President of Global Health and Wellness at Scient, the leading ebusiness services company of its time. At Scient, he led major strategic projects for Fortune 500 companies and is considered an expert on digital eCare platforms – remote therapy management solutions for monitoring patient care, compliance and adherence. While at Scient, he led the strategy and implementation for one of the market’s first global eCare platforms that was deployed in nearly a dozen countries and five different languages.
Before his consulting career, Dr. Jones was Director of Online Services at Reuters Health, a division of Reuters America. In that role, he directed the development of ReutersHealth.com, the Internet’s first healthcare news licensing business that ultimately became Reuters’ first successful foray into the healthcare information market and one of its first profitable, purely online businesses.