HIMSS names Harold 'Hal' Wolf III as new President and CEO

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  • HIMSS has named Harold 'Hal' Wolf III to be its new President and Chief Executive Officer, following an extensive search process, the association announced today.
  • Wolf has more than three decades of experience working in healthcare and technology, with deep expertise in integrated care models, consumer engagement, broadband and other IT innovation.
  • “It is a great privilege and honour to be chosen to lead HIMSS, an organisation whose purpose is to improve healthcare and care outcomes," said Wolf.

CHICAGO, US - (HealthTech Wire / News) - HIMSS has named Harold “Hal” Wolf III to be its new President and Chief Executive Officer, following an extensive search process, the association announced today. 

He will succeed H. Stephen Lieber, who is stepping down as HIMSS CEO after more than 17 years.

Wolf has more than three decades of experience working in healthcare and technology, with deep expertise in integrated care models, consumer engagement, broadband and other IT innovation.

Most recently, he has served as director of information and digital health strategy at The Chartis Group, where he helped health systems in the development of integrated information, operations, digital health and precision medicine strategies.

Prior to that, Wolf spent 10 years as COO of Kaiser Permanente’s Federation, where he focused on care delivery, data governance, population health management and more.

He also worked as CIO for Quest Communications/USWest, and started his career in the media industry at MTV Networks and Time Warner, where he was an innovator in the development of video on demand and broadband.

Wolf has served HIMSS for four years, as an advisor to the board and as a member of the board of directors, and recently as vice chair. He also serves as a board member and officer of the International Care Delivery Alliance.

"The search process focused on finding the right candidate possessing some key characteristics: healthcare and technology expertise, global experience and prior work in and with both for-profit and not-for-profit companies," Lieber said. "Hal checks all of these boxes in spades.

"Hal is a globally respected thought leader and he has been part of the HIMSS leadership as a board member for the past four years," Lieber added. "He knows the issues and he knows the organisation. That's an incredible combination and contribution to HIMSS' work to achieve better care through IT. "

“Hal Wolf brings to his new role as president and CEO of HIMSS the powerful combination of broad, deep and relevant knowledge, expertise, experience, energy and accomplishments, along with a deep love of and longstanding commitment to HIMSS. His track record of innovation and success spans premier healthcare delivery organizations, digital strategy groups, media companies, global endeavors and more,” added Michael Zaroukian, MD, HIMSS board chair.

“It is a great privilege and honour to be chosen to lead HIMSS, an organisation whose purpose is to improve healthcare and care outcomes," said Wolf.

"Across the globe, healthcare is challenged to harness the power of information and technology, to solve for the unique environments of each health system and to support the personalisation of care to the individual," he added. "In alliance with the growing membership of HIMSS and the expansive capabilities of our organization, our collective task is to enable innovation across the full healthcare ecosystem."

Source: HealthTech Wire

 

 

HIMSS

HIMSS is a global voice, advisor, convener, and thought leader of health transformation through the best use of IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of health and healthcare. Through its network of over 1 million professionals, including 64,000-plus members, HIMSS advises leaders, stakeholders and influencers globally on IT best practices to ensure decision-makers have the right information at the right time to make the right decisions.  HIMSS North America, HIMSS Analytics, Personal Connected Health Alliance, HIMSS Media and HIMSS International (HIMSS Europe, HIMSS Asia and HIMSS Middle East) are the five business units of HIMSS.  A not-for-profit headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS has additional offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom, and Asia.