About Himss Analytics

HIMSS Analytics is a global healthcare advisor, providing guidance and market intelligence solutions that move the industry forward with insight to enable better health through the use of IT. As a trusted healthcare research and advisory firm, the industry depends on HIMSS Analytics' resources, benchmarks, predictive models and assessment tools to improve decision making regarding their IT strategic roadmap and market strategy.

HIMSS Analytics is uniquely positioned and differentiated through its industry focused offerings which include a Healthcare IT market intelligence tool, Healthcare IT insights and Healthcare IT benchmarks and services. LOGIC, HIMSS Analytics' most comprehensive and intuitive market intelligence tool delivers access to the largest technology data set with unmatched breadth and depth needed for guiding healthcare IT strategies. HIMSS Analytics research and advisory consultants uncover unique insights on how to optimally use IT to tackle today's healthcare challenges faced by both healthcare delivery organizations and IT companies. Additionally, utilizing maturity models, they identify best practices and outline a strategic roadmap that leads transformational change. HIMSS Analytics has helped hospitals and clinical practices track and benchmark their EMR adoption and utilization goals since 2005 through the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM). EMRAM provides a roadmap and guidance along an 8 -stage model with comparisons to healthcare organizations in the same country and around the world.

HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned subsidiary of HIMSS, is the healthcare research and advisory firm for healthcare delivery organizations, IT companies, governmental entities, and financial, pharmaceutical, consulting and emerging technology solution partners worldwide.




Janis L. Curtis, MSPH, MA.

Associate Director

Janis L. Curtis, MSPH, MA, is the Associate Director of Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs) in the Office of Research Informatics at Duke Health. Ms. Curtis has responsibility for establishing and managing the technical infrastructure and processes at Duke needed to respond to requests for clinical data and/or for recruitment of co-investigators and study participants is support of clinical research. Duke is actively involved in two CDRNs. She is a long-time Duke employee and has held a variety of senior IT management and leadership positions including Business Relationship Management Executive for Outpatient Services and Associate CIO for Entity Support where she was responsible for IT operations at Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Home Care and Hospice, and the Duke Primary Care. As Duke’s representative, Ms. Curtis has served on several State of North Carolina committees related to HIE governance, development of HIT Strategic Plan, etc. Prior to joining the Duke executive management team, she was the Deputy Commissioner and Executive Director for the NC Medical Database Commission. She currently serves as Chair of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Davies Enterprise Committee and in 2013 received the HIMSS John A Page Outstanding Service Award. She served on the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA) Board of Directors and on several NCHICA Committees. Ms. Curtis received her MSPH with concentration in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health and her MA in Liberal Studies from Duke University.

Douglas A. Gentile, M.D., MBAe


Dr. Gentile is the Chief Medical Information Officer at the University of Vermont Medical Center. In that role, he is responsible for all clinical application, business intelligence, and project portfolio management. Dr. Gentile did his undergraduate training at Duke University and received his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Following residency training at the University of Rochester, he joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University in Emergency Medicine. In 1991, he was awarded a Hartford Foundation Fellowship to study health policy, and received a master’s degree in business administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. In 1995, Dr. Gentile joined Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, where he was the Chief Medical Officer leading clinical product strategy until 2013. Dr. Gentile continues to practice Emergency Medicine at the UVM Medical Center.

R. Hal Baker, M.D. FACP

Senior VP Clinical Improvement & CIO

R. Hal Baker, MD, FACP, Senior VP Clinical Improvement and CIO - WellSpan, a regional integrated health system that serves four counties in central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. In this capacity, Dr. Baker leads quality and safety initiatives as well as the use of information technology as a means to create a reliable patient experience across the health system’s hospitals, physician practices and ambulatory facilities. Under Dr. Baker’s leadership, WellSpan developed a patient centered approach to leveraging technology for clinical benefit. WellSpan’s EHR journey has been distinguished by an innovations in several areas such as an internally developed patient portal that offers patients same day access to patient notes, imaging results and laboratory values as well as online self-scheduling. WellSpan was also the pioneer development partner in the first ever implementation of closed loop IV pump integration with an EHR. As a practicing internal medicine physician, Dr. Baker continues to provide primary care services to the York community in the same practice he has served in for over two decades. Dr. Baker joined WellSpan York Hospital in June 1995 as associate program director of the WellSpan York Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Baker came to York after completing a general internal medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology and a medical degree from Cornell University.

Lindsey P. Jarrell, FACHE

CEO and Founder

Lindsey is the CEO and Founder of Healthlink Advisors. He has built a career working as a consultant and chief information officer in some of the nation's largest health care delivery systems. He enjoys mentoring top talent to be increasingly accountable for large-scale operations and executing complex plans. He is respected for his natural leadership style and his sometimes "witty" communications and finds great satisfaction in cultivating a friendly, high-performing work environment. Lindsey has a genuine belief that healthcare can be improved and has been recognized by various organizations for his work including CHIME, AHA, InformationWeek and CIO Magazine. Lindsey co-authored a book titled Consumer-Centric Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges for Providers published by Health Administration Press and earned his B.S. and M.S in Health Administration Services from Auburn University and Nova Southeastern University. Lindsey is a member of HIMSS and ACHE.

Press Release

Brendan FitzGerald   1 year 5 months ago
HIMSS Analytics has released its most recent 2016 Essentials Brief: Precision Medicine Study, which provides a high level view of how healthcare organizations are approaching the emerging field of...