The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) has brought in just one of the rock stars of the health and fitness information trade earth, using the services of David Horrocks, president and CEO of CRISP, Maryland’s HIE, as its new CEO.

The nonprofit NYeC oversees the Statewide Overall health Facts Network for New York (SHIN-NY). Pronounced “shiny,” it facilitates the protected electronic trade of patient health facts statewide. In partnership with the New York Condition Office of Wellbeing, NYeC made and manages the technological innovation system that connects New York’s Skilled Entities (QEs) and permits the sharing of info statewide. The SHIN-NY connects 100 percent of the hospitals in New York State, more than 100,000 healthcare gurus, and represents hundreds of thousands of folks dwelling in or receiving care in New York.

Horrocks has been the president and CEO of CRISP because its formation in 2009. Although at CRISP, he introduced CRISP Shared Products and services, an iHIE affiliation by which 5 state-specified HIEs share a single know-how procedure to obtain economies of scale and share greatest procedures. In 2012, CRISP produced an ADT-based encounter notification process that turned a product for the country’s HIEs.

Horrocks succeeds Valerie Grey, who departed at the finish of 2021 following far more than 5 several years at the helm.

Horrocks has manufactured the case for thinking of HIEs as precious health info utility simply because they are able to combine and enhance facts. “Think about a COVID situation file and the automobiles that we have had for lots of yrs for general public wellness to obtain data. If you merge a COVID circumstance file with continual issue flags from Medicaid, Medicare and professional promises, you improve that file in a way that would be extremely difficult for community overall health to do by placing new reporting mandates in the subject,” he mentioned during a panel discussion past calendar year.  “I feel this job of combining data to enrich info is exclusive. And mainly because we are trusted, and for the reason that we are regulated to have extra patient privacy protections, I imagine it’s uniquely a position that we are able to participate in.”

NYeC Board Chair John D. Bennett, M.D., also serves as president and CEO of Money District Physicians’ Overall health System. In a assertion, he stated, “David has the skills, smarts, and management skills that make him the perfect human being to information NYeC and the Statewide Health and fitness Information and facts Community for New York (SHIN-NY) forward as we do the job to enhance health treatment outcomes and reduce healthcare prices for New Yorkers.”

Prior to joining CRISP, Horrocks was senior vice president at Erickson Retirement Communities, serving in numerous startup ventures and also serving as chief data officer. All through Horrocks’ time as CIO, Erickson was amid the extremely to start with senior residing businesses to deploy electronic clinical data to services, which distribute across eight states. He previously invested 5 yrs as a technologist and section manager for AbiliTech, a nonprofit that supplied technology providers to folks with disabilities. 

“It is an honor to join the group at NYeC and all people who add to the function of the SHIN-NY.  New York has built a strong basis from which to innovate and advance health care interoperability, in aid of New York State’s healthcare stakeholders, including patients and general public well being businesses, that are served by the SHIN-NY,” Horrocks claimed in a statement.