Leadership and Board of Directors
HIMSS Analytics is driven by an esteemed roster of industry and subject matter experts. Our ability to fulfill our mission and vision is due in part to those who lead the organization.
John P. Hoyt, FACHE, FHIMSS
Executive Vice President, Organizational Services
John joined HIMSS in 2008 as Vice President, Healthcare Organization Services, where he led the HIMSS organizational affiliate program that allows healthcare providers to join HIMSS as corporate members to help foster and grow IT professional identity throughout the organization. He also managed the HIMSS Senior IT Executive community, where senior-level leaders can connect with each other, contribute to HIMSS objectives and advocacy positions and continue to develop their professional careers through learning. Read More
In 2010, John advanced to Executive Vice President, and is responsible for providing executive leadership and direction to HIMSS Analytics and other HIMSS departments focused on services or companies and organizations. John reports to HIMSS President & CEO H. Stephen Lieber.
Throughout his healthcare career, John has been instrumental in defining business and IT strategy as well as selecting, implementing and integrating mission-critical healthcare information systems across the enterprise. Before joining HIMSS, John served in Senior Management and Chief Information Officer positions with various healthcare organizations and consultancy practices, including: IBM Healthlink Services; Martha Jefferson Health Services in Charlottesville, Va.; and First Data Health Systems Group.
John holds a BS/BA in Economics from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and an MHA from St. Louis University in Missouri. He is a HIMSS Fellow and a Fellow and active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Lorren Pettit, MS MBA
Vice President, Market Research
In his current role as Vice President, Market Research, Lorren works with an expert team offering clients strategic guidance toward achieving sustainable growth and market leadership positioning. Before joining HIMSS Analytics in 2011, he served as Managing Consultant with Press Ganey Associates, Inc. working with hospital executives throughout Canada and the United States on efforts to improve relationships between administrators and physicians/employees. Read More
Lorren has been a health care strategist for more than twenty years, with experience in health care operations and corporate planning. He has held strategic planning roles in various acute and non-acute health care settings, as well as within the hospital group purchasing and hospital services industries.
His extensive background and experience provides a solid foundation for his current role. Examples include counseling senior executives in over 300 U.S. and Canadian hospitals, leading the market demand and strategic planning fon behalf of various organizations, launching new products and services, developing and executing multiple marketing plans and playing a key role in responding to a US Senate subcommittee on hospital GPO practices.
A native of Canada, Lorren completed his undergraduate work at the University of Winnipeg before completing a Masters of Science in Gerontology from Baylor University, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Dallas. He currently serves on the faculty of Indiana University teaching Medical Sociology and Gerontology.
John H. Daniels, FACHE, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, CHPS
Vice President, Healthcare Organizational Services
John H. Daniels is Vice President of Healthcare Organizational Services at HIMSS. He brings a wealth of expertise in healthcare program management with specializations in hospital administration and healthcare information technology. In his current role, Daniels leverages his relationship-building abilities to forge valuable partnerships with industry executives, grow organizational and corporate memberships, lead the HIMSS Senior Executive engagement strategy, and support HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model validation activities. He is actively involved in every stage of program development, from devising strategic approaches for outreach, marketing, and communications to ensuring members receive the full value of membership benefits. Read More
Daniels is also active in teaching others about healthcare IT issues and trends serving on the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Board of Governors Examination Review Course faculty and having served as Adjunct Professor for the graduate program in health administration at Pfeiffer University.
Before joining HIMSS, Daniels served as Senior VP and CIO at Evolvent Technologies, Inc., and as Vice Chair and Financial Director on the HIMSS Board of Directors. Previously, Daniels served as CIO at the U.S. Air Force Academy Hospital, VP of IT Operations for Harris County Hospital District, and in other healthcare positions throughout his career.
Daniels holds a BS in Computer Science from West Texas A&M University and a MS in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University. He is a HIMSS and ACHE Fellow.
Board of Directors
Allana is Chief Information Officer at Northeast Georgia Health System in Gainesville, Georgia, where she oversees the information technology, clinical informatics and telecommunications departments. Allana has served as CIO since March 2010. Prior to joining the Northeast Georgia team, she served as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Children’s Omaha where she was responsible for information technology, health information management and business process improvement. Read More
During Allana's career, the teams she has worked with have received national recognition for efforts in implementing electronic medical records and other technologies to advance the safety of patient care including: Information Week 500 award (2009), Most Wired (2009), ECRI Health Devices Safety Award (2008), InfoWorld 100 award (2007), and Most Wired Most Improved (2006 & 2005), Advance Magazine National HIM Team of the Year 2006 at Children’s Omaha and National HILM Team of the Year Runner-up (2005) at Children’s Atlanta.
Allana holds a BS degree in Organization Leadership from Mercer University in Atlanta and an Executive MBA from the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University. In addition, Allana is a certified professional in healthcare information and management systems (CPHIMS), Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) and has also earned her project management professional (PMP) certification.
Adrienne, FCHIME, is Vice President and CIO for St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho and has 25 years of healthcare information systems experience. As the Information Officer for National Health Plan systems for Kaiser Permanente she led the program to achieve compliance with Medicare Part D for the Kaiser regions and developed the first deductible plan capabilities for the California regions. As Regional CIO for the Sacramento Region and Information Officer, Northern California for Catholic Healthcare West, Adrienne managed the process of integrating systems for hospitals joining the region and developing shared systems for multiple regions within CHW. Prior to these positions she served as Practice Director, Pacific Northwest, for First Consulting Group where she led a number of strategic IT planning engagements, vendor selections, contract negotiations and application implementation projects for healthcare financial and clinical systems. Read More
Her background also includes experience as a consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co. and as Product Manager for clinical systems development and Director of Implementation for system projects to support 90 hospitals and associated divisional and corporate users at American Medical International.
Adrienne holds a BA in English from the University of California at Davis, and an MA in Applied Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She is a charter member and past Board member of CHIME and a long-term member of HIMSS.
R. Scott Holbrook
Scott has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare IT. He has been with both vendor and healthcare provider organizations and is best known for a stream of successful operations, dedicated employees, sterling customer relationships, and do-it-together leadership. As the Executive Vice President of Medicity, he is responsible for all customer experiences in a company that provides health care web products to RHIOs, IDNS, large laboratories, payers, hospitals and clinics. Read More
Scott built a multiple hospital system at Intermountain Health Care called MedSeries and was the thought leader and a key executive at Sunquest during the 1990’s. He is one of the founders and owners of KLAS and founded a consulting and web services/integration firm. Scott is currently a member of the HIMSS Enterprise Solution Committee and the HIMSS Analytics Board.
Prior to Medicity, Scott was a cofounder of Park City Solutions (1998-2004), Inc. which was a healthcare IT consulting firm. He led the company’s overall business development, sales, and marketing efforts and managed the acquisition of the web portal division by Medicity in early 2006. In a turnaround experience, Scott served as the Executive Vice President/COO of Integrated Medical Networks (IMN) – an Oracle-based Hospital Information System company. In 18 months the organization went from nearly zero revenue to $15M, and was sold to Quadramed in 1998.
H. Stephen Lieber, CAE
A seasoned healthcare management executive, Steve brings to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) more than 27 years of experience in healthcare, nearly 25 of them in healthcare association management. Read More
Since 2000, Steve has served as President and CEO of HIMSS. Steve not only serves on the Board of Directors of HIMSS and its two related corporations, but he also serves on numerous other corporate, non-profit and coalition boards and groups. He is one of the founders of the Certification Commission for HIT and the Health Information Technology Standards Panel, two US federally funded initiatives at the foundation of the US interoperability effort.
As a nationally-recognized commentator on health policy in healthcare IT trends and issues, Steve is a regular speaker and contributor to corporate strategic planning efforts, government-sponsored policy efforts, private sector initiatives and other non-profit organizations. He has been recognized as one of the Top 100 most influential people in US healthcare in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Steve holds an MA from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, a BA in Psychology from the University of Arkansas, and has completed additional course work at the graduate schools of business at both universities and at the Keller Graduate School of Management. He has been a Certified Association Executive (CAE) since 1994, is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and Association Forum of Chicagoland and has been awarded honorary life memberships at the American Hospital Association and the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management.
Richard (Rick) Skinner
Rick is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Cancer Care Ontario. Cancer Care Ontario is the provincial agency responsible for improving cancer and other chronic disease services. Rick is a healthcare IT Executive with more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare information systems, including positions as the CIO for hospitals and health systems, an insurance company, a medical research laboratory, and has worked as a consultant and as project manager for the development and implementation of the Department of Defense’s global medical information system. Read More
Rick is a former Director at Navigant Consulting, a global professional services firm specializing in healthcare and litigation support. Previously, he was Vice President – IS and CIO for the Providence Health System, a multi-state health system operating hospitals, physician practices, a health insurance company, home health and other healthcare businesses. Rick formed a new company to consolidate and standardize IT infrastructure, implemented advanced clinical systems, and standardized the organization’s business systems, all contributing to Providence’s excellent financial performance and clinical quality reputation.
Rick was also an Army officer, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, after leading the Army’s healthcare IT initiatives as a program manager as well as in different Army CIO roles. He is an author and frequent speaker on healthcare information technology and has been a leader in US national organizations such as the College for Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology.
He was the recipient in 1994 of the Healthcare Information Executives Forum, Crystal Award for Excellence. Most recently, he received the John Gall Award for Healthcare CIO of the Year at the 2002 HIMSS Conference.