Rod Piechowski, MA

Vice President, Thought Advisory


Rod Piechowski, MA, is Vice President, Thought Advisory at HIMSS, where he serves as the senior staff liaison to several HIMSS Committees and Communities including Privacy and Security, User Experience, and Innovation.

Rod is a primary strategist and developer of the HIMSS HIT Value STEPS framework, which offers a universal taxonomy for types of value and their optimization using information technology. The STEPS framework is part of a larger collection of resources around value known as the HIMSS Value Suite, as well as a growing database of tangible examples demonstrating the value of health information technology around the world.

At HIMSS, Rod is also the producer and host of two HIMSS podcasts. “STEPS to Value” features interviews with people making a difference in the transition from technology implementation to optimized value. “Code Red” features interviews with thought leaders in the world of information security and healthcare.

Prior to joining HIMSS, Rod was Senior Associate Director, Policy, at the American Hospital Association. He has also served as Vice President, Technology Leadership at the National Alliance for Health Information Technology. His work background also includes experience in broadcasting as on-air talent; publishing in an editorial director role; and executive search in an application development and database administration role.

He holds an MA in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University’s Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, concentrating on organizational ethics and the intersection of emerging technologies. He also holds a BS in English Literature from Northern Michigan University. Rod currently attends University of Denver working toward an MS in Information Security. Rod is based in the HIMSS Chicago office.