H. Stephen Lieber, CAE

President & CEO, Emeritus

HIMSS

Steve Lieber is President and CEO, Emeritus of HIMSS, a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT).  HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes through information technology.

A seasoned healthcare management executive, Lieber brings to the HIMSS over 35 years of experience in healthcare, primarily in healthcare association management.  From 2000 through mid-2017, Lieber served as President and CEO of HIMSS and its related organizations.  The HIMSS enterprise consists of HIMSS and HIMSS International, mission-based, global membership societies; HIMSS Analytics, the market research and data services group; HIMSS Media, the diversified media and publishing division; and Health 2.0, the early stage HIT thought leadership and events group—all focused on better health through information technology. Lieber not only served on the Board of Directors of HIMSS and its related corporations, but he also serves on numerous other corporate, non-profit and coalition boards and groups. He was one of the founders of the Certification Commission for HIT and the Health Information Technology Standards Panel, two U.S. federally funded initiatives at the foundation of the U.S. interoperability effort.

As a nationally recognized commentator on health policy, in general, and specifically on healthcare IT trends and issues, Lieber is a regular speaker and contributor to corporate strategic planning efforts, government-sponsored policy efforts, private sector initiatives and other non-profit organizations.  Lieber was consistently recognized as one of the Top 100 most influential people in US healthcare during his tenure at HIMSS.

In his strategic leadership role at HIMSS, Lieber orchestrated the organization’s expansion in scope and reach. Today, HIMSS operates in more than 40 countries.

Lieber previously served as CEO of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) for nearly nine years before accepting a position with the American Hospital Association as Vice President, Division of Personal Membership Groups. Prior experience includes Vice President of Operations for the Illinois Hospital Association; Senior Budget Analyst for the Illinois Bureau of the Budget; and Assistant Administrator, Research and Statistics for Arkansas Social Services. 

Lieber holds an MA from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, a BA in Psychology from the University of Arkansas, and has completed additional course work at the graduate schools of business at both universities and at the Keller Graduate School of Management.  Steve has been a Certified Association Executive (CAE) since 1994, is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and Association Forum of Chicagoland and has been awarded honorary life memberships at the American Hospital Association and the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management.