HIMSS Appoints Two Leaders to Executive Team Bringing World-Class Strategic and Clinical Expertise to its International Operations

Public Health England Senior Advisor Dr Charles Alessi and business strategist Bruce Steinberg join HIMSS to lead the global evolution of the organisation as it transitions to a new era.

LONDON, UK - (HealthTech Wire / News) -The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced it has appointed Dr Charles Alessi as Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS International, and Bruce Steinberg as Managing Director, Executive Vice President, HIMSS International, with the aim of addressing the global need and demand of transforming health through information and technology.

Their extensive clinical and strategic expertise will strengthen the HIMSS international presence and deliver new value to members.

The HIMSS full spectrum of capabilities in health information and technology will serve as a basis for Dr Alessi and Mr Steinberg to forge the industry ahead through impactful thought leadership programmes, while developing the breadth and reach of its evaluation tools - starting with the established Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

About Dr Charles Alessi:

Dr Charles Alessi has over 25 years’ experience of all aspects of healthcare policy and clinical practice globally. He is the immediate past Chairman of the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) and has been active in a series of external facing positions for governments and executive agencies on a national and international level. He will continue in his role as Senior Advisor for Public Health England along with his responsibilities for HIMSS.

Dr Alessi said in regards to his appointment:

“Health and care systems all around the world face enormous challenges to speed up deployment of digital technologies and start extracting insights from the data they hold to drive sustainable transformation, fit for the future, for better care.

“I am delighted to be joining HIMSS to support colleagues in spearheading our mission and supporting growth in the organisation’s clinical membership globally.”

About Mr Bruce Steinberg:

Mr Steinberg has more than 30 years of international experience in enabling the growth and transformation of innovative businesses, from MTV Europe, UK Gold, Fox Kids to Sky and People Tree. Prior to joining HIMSS, Mr Steinberg was CEO of Big White Wall, which offers a safe and anonymous 24/7 digital resource for mental health and wellbeing support.

He has been at the forefront of the expanding social impact business model and he will continue to be a member of the Council for Beyond Type 1 (Diabetes) and a trustee of the Unforgettable Foundation (Dementia).

Mr Steinberg said in regards to future opportunities for HIMSS:

“This is a crucial time in healthcare and it is absolutely vital to continue leading the dialogue globally, and collaborate with our partners, members, and the wider industry.”

“I am excited to be joining the organisation and, with the recent addition of Health 2.0 and Healthbox, I am sure we will continue to advance our mission and support the transformation of the health and care ecosystem on the international stage.”

Commenting on the appointments, Hal Wolf, HIMSS President and CEO, said:

“HIMSS has been making tremendous strides in fostering innovation and sustainable transformation of health on a global level. The appointments of Bruce and Charles signal our deep commitment to our mission.”

Mr Wolf, Mr Steinberg and Dr Alessi will be made available to the press at the UK e-Health Week conference in London, on 15 – 16 May, and the HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 conference in Sitges, Spain, on 27 – 29 May. Interested parties should contact Leontina Postelnicu on lpostelnicu@himss.org.

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