Brandon Hutchison to Lead HIDI as New Senior Vice President

Brandon Hutchison, MHA’s Division Vice President of Interoperability and Technical Operations, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of the Hospital Industry Data Institute effective Sunday, May 26, as Theresa Roark transitions to an executive advisory role in coordination with her Aug. 1 retirement. In his new role, Hutchison will be responsible for leading HIDI into the future while ensuring top-level data and technology support for participating hospitals throughout the nation. 

Hutchison has extensive IT experience, including 20 years as a system architect at Cerner Corporation, now Oracle Health, and has been a leader within the HIDI team since 2022. During his tenure, Hutchison’s humble and collaborative leadership style has fostered a culture of innovation and teamwork grounded in strategic planning. He understands the intricate and emerging needs of the industry and is dedicated to protecting HIDI’s distinctly clean and complete data sets, which serve as the springboard for launching new data stratification tools. Most importantly, Hutchison’s commitment to HIDI’s nonprofit mission ensures HIDI services remain affordable and accessible to a wide range of users. 

“We look forward to working with Brandon and the entire team to continue to evolve HIDI’s services to further meet the needs of our hospitals and partners,” said Jon D. Doolittle, MHA President and CEO. 

Hutchison’s promotion signifies a seamless transition and a new era built upon the strong HIDI legacy thanks to Roark. Roark’s tenure spurred growth through partners nurtured by substantial product portfolio innovations and deployments tuned to each market’s needs. 

“I am confident that Brandon’s leadership will keep HIDI moving forward, and that its services will continue to support better decision-making for hospital leaders and health care stakeholders nationwide,” said Roark.  

Planning related to Roark’s well-deserved transition into retirement has been a years-long process, which has included several strategic decisions and multiple hires. Roark will continue to serve in an executive advisory capacity for the immediate few months following her retirement.