Ed Ricks

Ed Ricks


Managing Director

+1 (843) 521 7191

Ed Ricks is a managing director with Baker Tilly’s healthcare information technology consulting group. He has over 21 years of executive level experience as a CIO and COO in health systems. Ed also has five years of experience leading advanced patient care solution strategies for a large healthcare IT integrator. His primary focus is on operational excellence creating efficiencies to reduce expense, improve outcomes and improve clinician and patient experience through strategic utilization of IT systems.

  • Workflow automation using artificial intelligence systems to improve the clinical care delivery process, reducing expense and improving experience
  • Data center optimization strategies, reducing the complexity of IT environments with proven cloud strategies keeping a focus on clinical care continuity
  • Healthcare IT strategic planning
  • Healthcare IT leadership mentoring
  • Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) through College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)
  • National speaker at CHIME, HIMSS and other U.S. and international healthcare IT events
  • Selected as “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review in multiple years and named a finalist for “CIO of the Year”
  • Led Health Systems to achieve a “Most Wired Hospital” status as designated by CHIME 12 times


Chicago, IL


Master of Health Administration

University of North Carolina

Bachelor of Science in computer science

Central Michigan University