A seasoned healthcare management executive, Steve Lieber has 40 years of experience in healthcare, primarily in healthcare association management.
Currently, Steve works as an independent consultant with a focus on organizational and governance development, business strategy and digital media for associations and early-stage companies. Notable clients have included the care.ai, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and Next Wave Connect.
For nearly 18 years, Lieber served as President and CEO of HIMSS, the largest association focused on healthcare information technology (HIT). Lieber not only served on the Board of Directors of HIMSS and its related corporations, but he also served on numerous other corporate, non-profit and coalition boards and groups. He is one of the founders of the Certification Commission for HIT and the Health Information Technology Standards Panel, two U.S. federally funded initiatives at the foundation of the U.S. interoperability effort.
As a nationally recognized commentator on health policy in general and specifically healthcare IT trends and issues, Lieber is a regular speaker and contributor to corporate strategic planning efforts, government-sponsored policy efforts, private sector initiatives and other non-profit organizations. Lieber was consistently recognized as one of the Top 100 most influential people in US healthcare during his time as HIMSS CEO.
In his strategic leadership role at HIMSS, Lieber established the Society as a global leader on issues such as electronic health records, interoperability, technology standards, IT adoption, and certification. He also brought significant growth to HIMSS by a factor of 10 in terms of audience reach and annual revenues through a series of mergers and acquisitions of both for profit and not for profit organizations as well as through organic growth. Highlights of this growth included the formation of HIMSS Analytics, a market intelligence company, and HIMSS Media, a diversified B2B information company.
Lieber previously served as Executive Director of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) for nearly nine years and as Vice President, Personal Membership Groups, at the American Hospital Association.
Lieber holds an MA from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and a BA in Psychology from the University of Arkansas. Steve has been awarded honorary life memberships at HIMSS, the American Hospital Association and the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management.