When Steve Lieber joined HIMSS as President and CEO in 2000, he brought over 30 years of extensive experience in healthcare to the global organisation.
Overseeing HIMSS WorldWide, a group that includes the global, cause-based membership societies HIMSS and HIMSS International, market research and data services group HIMSS Analytics, and HIMSS Media, Lieber serves on the Board of Directors of HIMSS and its related corporations, in addition to being a board member of other corporate, non-profit groups and coalitions.
He enjoys a solid reputation as nationally recognised commentator on health policy, healthcare IT issues and trends, and contributes regularly to corporate strategic planning efforts, government-sponsored policy efforts and private sector initiatives.
Consistently named in the list of the Top 100 most influential people in US healthcare between the years 2004 and 2012, Lieber was one of the founders of the Certification Commission for HIT and the Health Information Technology Standards Panel.
Having received an MA in Health Policy and Administration from the University of Chicago and a BA in Psychology from the University of Arkansas, Steve has been a Certified Association Executive (CAE) since 1994, and a member of the American Society of Association Executives and Association Forum of Chicagoland. The American Hospital Association as well as the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management have awarded him with awarded honorary life memberships.
Before his career with HIMSS, Lieber held the position of CEO of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) for nine years, following which he moved on to the American Hospital Association as Vice President, Division of Personal Membership Group. He also gained experience as VP with the Illinois Hospital Association among other posts.
Steve believes in the bright future of technology and healthcare in connection with the Internet, and he is passionate about systems integration, data confidentiality and utilising data for clinical decisions.