Steve Wretling Named Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for HIMSS

Steve Wretling Named Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for HIMSS

(June 7, 2018) The Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) is pleased to welcome Steve Wretling as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. In this new executive leadership role at HIMSS, Wretling will strategically guide enterprise-wide initiatives around digital innovations and technology.

Wretling most recently served concurrently as the global chief technology officer for DaVita, Inc. and chief information officer for DaVita Integrated Kidney Care.

As a demonstrated technologist, Wretling delivered key capabilities for DaVita initiatives including a flagship mobile app for chronic patients, a telehealth platform, a health information exchange (HIE) platform, a new electronic medical record system for in-center kidney care, and various physician and clinical team tools.

As a supporter of standards, Wretling’s past teams have submitted numerous contributions to the Federal Health Information Model and Health Level 7/Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources in support of kidney care additions/extensions.

As a proven innovator, Wretling served in a number of progressive roles for nearly 10 years at Kaiser Permanente, the last as vice president of information services for care delivery. He delivered a number of groundbreaking capabilities and platforms for Kaiser Permanente consumers, teammates and physicians including their first mobile consumer mobile application, web and multi-channel architecture for, an HIE platform, a next generation population care and disease management strategy and platform, and a telehealth/telemedicine platform.

“With more than two decades of technology and executive experience, Steve brings a broad range of technical and healthcare operations experience to his role as chief technology and innovation officer for HIMSS,” stated Hal Wolf III, President & CEO of HIMSS. “His leadership, expertise and knowledge will help our global organization drive thought leadership on technical innovation and best practices throughout the health ecosystem.”


HIMSS is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through health information and technology with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care outcomes. HIMSS designs and leverages key data assets, predictive models and tools to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers of best practices in health information and technology, so they have the right information at the point of decision.

HIMSS drives innovative, forward thinking around best uses of information and technology in support of better connected care, improved population health and low cost of care. HIMSS is a not-for-profit, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with additional offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom and Asia.

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