Business intelligence (BI) is a set of methods and technologies that can provide analytical power to help the healthcare industry to tackle the challenges brought by ever-growing and complex health data. To develop a successful Health Information Technology (HIT) or Health Informatics (HI) curriculum with the component of BI or health data analytics, it is critical to first identify the sets of important skills that a HIT student should possess upon graduation, especially from HIT professionals’ perspective. In this paper, we reported findings from a pilot study in which we surveyed a group of HIT practitioners. The implications of the pilot study are discussed.