Steve Wretling

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Steve Wretling most recently served concurrently as the Global Chief Technology Officer for DaVita, Inc. and Chief Information Officer for DaVita Integrated Kidney Care. With more than two decades of technology and executive experience, Steve brings a broad range of technical and healthcare operations experience to his new role as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for HIMSS.


Steve delivered key capabilities for DaVita initiatives that included their flagship mobile app for chronically ill patients, telehealth platform, HIE platform, new clinical EMR for in center kidney care, population health technology strategy, master data management, enterprise terminology services, physician and clinical team tools, re-platform of to public cloud, machine interfaces (IoT) for dialysis machines, stealth innovation and pilots that included artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies. A supporter of standards, his teams have submitted numerous contributions to the Federal Health Information Model (FHIM) and HL7 in support of kidney care additions/extensions.


Previous to DaVita, Wretling served in a number of progressive roles for nearly 10 years at Kaiser Permanente, the last as Vice President, Information Services for Care Delivery. He delivered a number of groundbreaking capabilities and platforms for Kaiser Permanente consumers, teammates and physicians including their first consumer mobile application and telehealth platform.


For his leadership in establishing a Service Oriented Architecture, Wretling was awarded the Kaiser Permanente IT Summit award in 2010. In 2014, he and the DaVita team won the Dorland Health ‘Case In Point’ Platinum Award for Best Disease Management/Population Health. A leader in innovation, Wretling received the IBM Innovation Award in 2016.


As CTIO, Steve serves as HIMSS senior technical leader and advisor, driving our thought leadership on technical innovation and best practices which includes PCHAlliance and the HIMSS Innovation & Conference Center.


Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas and resides with his family in Denver, CO.