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.
  • Janis L. Curtis, MSPH, MA
  • Douglas A. Gentile, MD, MBA
  • Lindsey P. Jarrell, FACHE
  • Greg Jones

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.

Janis L. Curtis, MSPH, MA.

Janis L. Curtis, MSPH, MA

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, MD, MBA

Douglas A. Gentile, MD, MBA

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.

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.

Greg Jones

Greg Jones

Greg Jones is currently the President and Co-Founder of the HCI Group, a Jacksonville, Florida based Healthcare IT consulting company with operations in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and the Middle East. HCI has been recognized by KLAS, and by INC Magazine (2013 & 2014) as the 3rd & 13th fastest growing company in America across all sectors, and has around 450 employees worldwide.

Greg has a strong international healthcare IT background through his role as United Kingdom Director for TeleTracking Technologies, a company specializing in workflow automation for hospitals. Other experience prior to entering the healthcare information technology industry has included serving as an operations executive for a large multinational retailer. Greg is also a partner in Ocenture, an Inc 500 technology consulting firm, also based in Jacksonville.

Greg was born and raised in Port Talbot, Wales and graduated from the University of Warwick and the University of Bristol in the U.K., holding both bachelor’s and master’s level degrees. He was also the President of the Student Union at the University of Warwick. Greg is based in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife and his six young children.