To honor his contribution to healthcare information technology, the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland awarded the prestigious O Moore Medal to H. Stephen Lieber, CEO and President of HIMSS. As current chair of the board of directors of HIMSS it was a fine moment for me, and I am sure the entire HIMSS organization, to see Steve recognized for his decade-plus long effort to promote the use of HIT to improve the quality, safety. and cost of healthcare delivery throughtout the world. Under Steve’s leadership, HIMSS has grown to more than 20,000 members from all parts of the globe with conferences held in North America, Asia, and the Middle East. At this critical time, Steve provides exceptional leadership to the healthcare arena.
Please take a moment to watch the presentation of the medal to Steve and his acceptance remarks (Dublin, Ireland, November 19, 2009).
Barry P. Chaiken, MD, FHIMSS