Stephen Lieber, president and chief executive officer of HIMSS, the not-for-profit body that focusses on promoting better health through technology, has announced his intention to retire as of the end of 2017.
Lieber, 63, assumed this role in April 2000 and has led HIMSS through a period of significant change in healthcare and information technology. During his tenure, HIMSS has become an influential association voice, thought leader, resource and advisor driving global transformation of health and healthcare through the best use of IT.
Lieber has been a significant figure within HIMSS, the American healthcare community and globally as governments, care delivery organizations, clinicians and others have embraced health IT as a primary asset in addressing problems associated with the cost, quality and access of health and care.
HIMSS has initiated a global search for a successor, retaining Egon Zehnder to lead the search process. The process is expected to be completed by summer with the new president and CEO serving alongside Lieber over the final months of 2017 to ensure a smooth transition.
“HIMSS has seen tremendous growth in size, reach and influence during Steve’s leadership,” said Dr. Sebastian Krolop, HIMSS chair and VP & partner, Philips Healthcare Transformation Services EMEA, Berlin, Germany.
“Steve has provided the right balance of strategic and operational leadership necessary for HIMSS to transform from a small, US-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.”
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