News Release

Chair and Vice Chair of HIMSS Board of Directors Begin Terms

HIMSS has announced that as of July 1, Sebastian Krolop, MD, MBA, FHIMSS, vice president and partner, Philips Healthcare Transformation Services EMEA, began his tenure as board chair, and Hal Wolf, director, national leader of information and digital health strategy, The Chartis Group, began his role as vice chair.  As officers, each holds a one-year term.

This HIMSS Board of Directors  includes 12 members:

  • four members from HIMSS North America
  • one each from HIMSS Media, HIMSS Analytics, HIMSS Europe and HIMSS Asia Pacific 
  • three additional members with expertise in finance and/or international governance and
  • the HIMSS President/CEO in an ex officio capacity.
  • HIMSS North America, HIMSS Analytics, HIMSS Media and HIMSS International each operate as a separate business unit, and under the guidance of their own respective board of directors, within the HIMSS enterprise.

"I am extremely honored to be chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors. I succeed Dr. Carol Steltenkamp, who did a superb term." said Dr. Krolop. “I truly believe healthcare is facing massive disruptive changes. Budget pressure, demographic change, globalization and digitization will constantly transform our global healthcare systems from volume to value. I would love to continue the legendary success HIMSS has achieved during the last decades by developing the right answers to obtain better health. I´m confident that only HIMSS has the unparalleled opportunity to bring together the best international professionals to learn, experience and discuss the latest developments and trends in healthcare. I would dedicate my work to improve the strategic positioning of HIMSS through thought leadership in the sense of our vision: Better health through information technology.”

Dr. Krolop brings knowledge of a medical doctor and economist with strong technological background and over 15 years of global healthcare expertise to role.

"Beginning my term as vice chair of HIMSS is one of the greatest honors of my career in healthcare,” says Hal Wolf, director and digital health leader for The Chartis Group.  "HIMSS stands as a global beacon of learning and sharing to enable better health through information technology.  Today’s healthcare simply cannot be effectively delivered without the utilization of information technology and accompanying analytics to support the consumer, patient and care delivery teams.

"My passion is the development of personalized care, extending the delivery system to each individual at their preferred time and place for the maximum benefit of health needs.  HIMSS will be critical in leading this journey.”

HIMSS has offices in Europe and Asia Pacific with in-person conferences in those locations as well as North America, South America and the Middle East. In addition, the organization’s remote programming is available to interested attendees located anywhere with access to the internet.

Learn more about the HIMSS Board of Directors.

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a global, mission-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes through thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 64,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 640 corporations and 450 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this mission.  HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. 

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