HIMSS leadership changes in 2017

HIMSS President and CEO H. Steve Lieber has announced he is stepping down next year after 17 years as the head of the nation’s most prominent association for healthcare information technology professionals.

Lieber, 63, is generally credited with bringing the organization onto the global stage with educational events in several countries and growing its membership to more than 65,000 professionals. Lieber also was one of the founders of the Certification Commission for Health IT, which became the primary certification body for information systems, including electronic health records.

The organization has begun a search process for a replacement, hoping to choose a successor by summer 2017 to allow the new resident to serve alongside the outgoing Lieber until the end of the year.

“The past 17 years at HIMSS have been the most exciting and rewarding time of my professional life,” Lieber said in a HIMSS statement. “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.”

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