HIMSS CEO announces retirement at end of 2017

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H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), will be retiring at the end of 2017.

“HIMSS has seen tremendous growth in size, reach and influence during Steve’s leadership,” said Sebastian Krolop, MD, HIMSS Board of Directors Chair. “Steve has provided the right balance of strategic and operational leadership necessary for HIMSS to transform from a small, U.S.-only based professional society to a large, globally focused diversified organization. I would therefore like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to Steve for his passion, constant dedication and outstanding efforts.”

Lieber has been a member of many organizations such as the American Society of Association Executives and Association Forum of Chicagoland as a past chairman, has been awarded life membership at the American Hospital Association and the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management, the Board of Directors of HIMSS and has been a Certified Association Executive since 1994.

“The past 17 years at HIMSS have been the most exciting and rewarding time of my professional life,” said Lieber. “I feel that our work at HIMSS has resulted in considerable improvements to the quality of care delivered to patients, to the safety of the treatments they receive and to the value of care provided. I hope that, in some way, I can continue this work of making care better and safer through information technology.”