Charles Alessi

Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS

Charles Alessi, MD, is Chief Clinical Officer for HIMSS, a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. In this role, Alessi travels the world assisting governments, large corporations, hospital chains and HIMSS members in the utilization of data and information to improve the health and wellbeing of citizens.

A globally recognized and trusted leader in health information and technology, Alessi brings a wealth of experience around health systems and the interface between healthcare, social care and the personalization of wellness. He is a physician in London with more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of clinical practice in the UK National Health Service.

Alessi is also senior advisor to Public Health England, leading thought leadership around productive, healthy aging — including dementia and targeting risk reduction. He has extensive experience in military medicine, being a past medical director and director of clinical governance for the British forces in Germany. He was a past chairman of the National Association of Primary Care.

Alessi holds a variety of international academic positions both in Europe and the Americas and has published widely in the media and journals. He is an adjunct research professor in clinical neurosciences at the Schulich School of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario, Canada and Visiting Scholar at the Odette School of Business in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.