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 lead 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.

Board of Directors

  • R. Hal Baker, M.D.
  • Adrienne Edens
  • Steve Heck
  • Lindsey P. Jarrell, FACHE
  • Rick Schooler

R. Hal Baker, M.D.

R. Hal Baker, M.D.

R. Hal Baker, M.D., serves as senior vice president for clinical improvement and chief information officer for WellSpan Health, 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.

Dr. Baker joined WellSpan York Hospital in June 1995 as associate program director of the WellSpan York Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program. He has also been the lead physician at Apple Hill Internal Medicine, which is part of the WellSpan Medical Group, since 2001. 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.

Adrienne Edens

Adrienne Edens

Adrienne Edens joined Sutter Health as the Regional CIO for the East Bay Region in 2012. She was previously with St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho, where she was System Vice President and Chief Information Officer and served as a member of the Board of the Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE) the state-wide Health Information Exchange.

Adrienne is a healthcare information technology executive with over 30 years of experience. She served as a Regional CIO with Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West) and as the national Information Officer for the health plan at Kaiser Permanente. As the Pacific Northwest Practice Director for First Consulting Group, she worked with many healthcare system clients to develop strategic plans and to select and install information technology solutions.

Adrienne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of California at Davis and a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She is a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) and is a Fellow and past Board member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). She is currently a member of the faculty for the CHIME CIO Boot Camp and serves on the Board of Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics.

Steve Heck

Steve Heck

Heck has over 35 years of healthcare information technology experience. This includes consulting and sourcing skills in the provider, payer and life sciences segments of the healthcare industry. Due to his reputation for specializing in technology planning, executive advisory services, outsourcing agreements and benchmarking, many of the country’s leading healthcare organizations seek his leadership and advice with investment, planning and deployment strategies. Heck has functioned in a variety of executive leadership roles at professional services firms including CEO, President and Partner. He has also served as an expert witness on numerous IT related litigation cases. During the last thirty plus years, he has worked with dozens of the most sophisticated health systems in the country.

Heck started his career as a software engineer, designer and project manager. He joined Price Waterhouse as a Senior Consultant in 1977 and moved into the healthcare practice in 1979. Steven became one of the first industry specialist Partners in 1985 and was responsible for all healthcare consulting services in the Great Lakes Region. Steven joined First Consulting Group (FCG) as a Regional Vice President and stayed with the firm for nearly twenty years as EVP, COO, President and Interim CEO. FCG grew from $6M in annual revenue to $275M during his tenure there. In 1997, CHIME was surveyed and 43% of provider CIO’s identified FCG as the best IT planning firm in the industry. FCG was named the “Best in KLAS” professional services firm in 2005. Since 2007, Steven has stayed very active as an expert witness in major outsourcing litigations; with performance improvement projects; and as a client services partner transitioning application portfolios to meet ARRA requirements.

Heck continues active Board service with the Scottsdale Institute and HIMSS Analytics. He has a passion for effective IT Governance and a strong belief that technology related investments must yield more obvious and quantifiable benefits in the future. He is also a frequent speaker at Scottsdale Institute, HIMSS, CHIME and the Outsourcing Congress.

Lindsey P. Jarrell, FACHE

Lindsey P. Jarrell, FACHE

Lindsey is a Partner at PwC and a leader in PwC’s healthcare information technology practice focusing in the provider and payer sectors. He also leads the firm’s revenue cycle transformation practice. He is a highly accomplished leader with over 19 years of experience and an exceptional record of achievement in consulting leadership, clinical transformation, strategic planning, and CIO leadership in a large integrated delivery network. Lindsey works with clients throughout the country on the most challenging healthcare delivery questions involving health information technology.

He has led multiple projects at large IDNs planning the transformation and implementation of enterprise systems including, benefits analysis, total cost of ownership planning, governance creation, change management, and support infrastructures. Prior to joining PwC Lindsey was the Chief Information Officer of a 3000+ bed, 12-hospital system in the Tampa Bay, Florida region, Lindsey led the system through a clinical transformation that aligned technology and application platform with the organization’s overall strategic plan resulting in transformative clinical and administrative benefits over a 5 year time frame.

He is also the Coauthor of the Book: Consumer-Centric Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges for Provider – Published by Health Administration Press – November 2010

Lindsey has a Master and Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration.

Rick Schooler

Rick Schooler

Rick Schooler joined Orlando Health in October, 2001 as Vice President/Chief Information Officer. His current areas of responsibility include Information Technology, Telecommunications, Clinical Informatics, BioMedical Engineering, Supply Chain, Retail Pharmacy and a Group Purchasing Organization. Prior to joining Orlando Health, he was the Vice President and CIO for Central Georgia Health System. From 1991 to 1994, Rick served as Director of Systems Integration for the Methodist Hospital of Indiana. His previous employers also include Ameritech, General Dynamics, and Computer Systems Corporation.

Rick earned his Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis and his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Technology from Purdue University.

Rick is a member of the following professional organizations: American College of Healthcare Executives (Fellow), College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (Fellow and former Board Member) and the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (Fellow and Board Member.)

Rick currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Coalition for the Homeless (Orlando, Florida) and the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS.) He is also a member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the Purdue University College of Technology (department of Computer and Information Technology,) the KLAS CIO Advisory Board, the Healthcare Informatics magazine Editorial Board and the University of Central Florida Regional Extension Center (REC) advisory board.