HIMSS appoints Hal Wolf as new CEO
- HIMSS has named Harold “Hal” Wolf III as its new president and CEO, replacing H. Stephen Lieber. He will take the reins by the end of the year.
- Currently, Wolf serves as director of practice leader information and digital health strategy at The Chartis Group, where he guides providers and healthcare organizations in developing integrated information, operations, digital health and precision medicine strategies.
- Lieber, who has led HIMSS for 17 years, announced plans to retire last December.
During Lieber’s tenure, membership at HIMSS grew from about 10,000 to 64,000, and the group expanded its footprint to 35 countries. As IT has become more integrally entwined with healthcare, the organization has become a major voice on issues ranging from EHRs, clinical communications, patient engagement, cybersecurity and other issues.
Wolf brings a number of assets to HIMSS. His areas of expertise include integrated care models, mHealth, product development, marketing, distribution, IT and innovation implementation.
Prior to working for The Chartis Group, he was SVP and COO of Kaiser Permanente’s Permanente Federation, which focuses on standardizing patient care and performance. There, Wolf oversaw the development and launch of strategies for critical care delivery, population health management and novel solutions for large-scale programs that affect end-to-end operations, among others.
He has also served as CIO for the e-business, corporate systems and wholesale division at Quest Communications/USWest and held senior management positions at Time Warner and MTV Networks.
Wolfe currently sits on HIMSS’ board of directors and serves as an officer on its International Care Delivery Alliance.