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CRISP’s Horrocks to Direct New York eHealth Collaborative

The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) has brought in 1 of the rock stars of the health and fitness data exchange world, hiring David Horrocks, president and CEO of CRISP, Maryland’s HIE, as its new CEO.

The nonprofit NYeC oversees the Statewide Health and fitness Data Community for New York (SHIN-NY). Pronounced “shiny,” it facilitates the safe digital exchange of affected person wellbeing facts statewide. In partnership with the New York State Section of Health, NYeC made and manages the technological innovation system that connects New York’s Competent Entities (QEs) and permits the sharing of facts statewide. The SHIN-NY connects 100 percent of the hospitals in New York Point out, about 100,000 health care pros, and represents hundreds of thousands of individuals residing in or getting care in New York.

Horrocks has been the president and CEO of CRISP considering that its formation in 2009. When at CRISP, he launched CRISP Shared Providers, an iHIE affiliation by which five condition-specified HIEs share a one technology operation to gain economies of scale and share most effective practices. In 2012, CRISP created an ADT-based come upon notification program that became a product for the country’s HIEs.

Horrocks succeeds Valerie Grey, who departed at the end of 2021 soon after far more than 5 decades at the helm.

Horrocks has created the situation for thinking of HIEs as useful wellness data utility for the reason that they are equipped to combine and enrich facts. “Think about a COVID scenario file and the motor vehicles that we have had for quite a few years for community overall health to get info. If you merge a COVID scenario file with continual issue flags from Medicaid, Medicare and business promises, you increase that file in a way that would be incredibly complicated for general public wellness to do by placing new reporting mandates in the subject,” he explained in the course of a panel discussion previous calendar year.  “I imagine this position of combining data to boost data is unique. And since we are trusted, and for the reason that we are regulated to have excess affected person privacy protections, I feel it is really uniquely a function that we are able to engage in.”

NYeC Board Chair John D. Bennett, M.D., also serves as president and CEO of Funds District Physicians’ Overall health Program. In a assertion, he explained, “David has the capabilities, smarts, and leadership qualities that make him the excellent particular person to manual NYeC and the Statewide Health and fitness Information and facts Community for New York (SHIN-NY) forward as we perform to improve well being care outcomes and reduce healthcare costs for New Yorkers.”

Prior to joining CRISP, Horrocks was senior vice president at Erickson Retirement Communities, serving in a number of startup ventures and also serving as main info officer. Through Horrocks’ time as CIO, Erickson was amongst the really 1st senior living corporations to deploy electronic clinical documents to services, which unfold throughout 8 states. He previously expended 5 a long time as a technologist and department supervisor for AbiliTech, a nonprofit that supplied technological innovation solutions to individuals with disabilities. 

“It is an honor to join the staff at NYeC and all those people who contribute to the work of the SHIN-NY.  New York has designed a powerful basis from which to innovate and advance healthcare interoperability, in guidance of New York State’s healthcare stakeholders, such as patients and community wellness agencies, that are served by the SHIN-NY,” Horrocks explained in a assertion.