The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has announced the appointment of Harold “Hal” Wolf III as its new president and CEO. Wolf is slated to take over in September and will assume full duties of president and CEO by the end of the year. He will succeed H. Stephen Lieber, who in December 2016 announced his plans to retire as HIMSS president and CEO after more than 17 years of service to the society.

Wolf has served in significant roles that have advanced the impact of technology on healthcare. As an advisor, thought leader, and consultant, he continues to lead internationally in the realm of health policy and technology adoption to increase access and improve care outcomes.

“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,” said Dr. Michael Zaroukian, HIMSS board chair. “His track record of innovation and success spans premier healthcare delivery organizations, digital strategy groups, media companies, global endeavors and more.”

For several years, Wolf has been part of The Chartis Group, a comprehensive advisory and analytics services firm, where he is currently director, practice leader information and digital health strategy, leading the firm in supporting providers and healthcare organizations in the development of integrated information, operations, digital health, and precision medicine strategies.

“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 personalization of care to the individual,” says Wolf. “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.”

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