New York eHealth Collaborative Announces David Horrocks as New CEO

February 22, 2022

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New York eHealth Collaborative Announces David Horrocks as New CEO

Founding President & CEO of CRISP, Maryland’s Health Information Exchange, Horrocks
Joins NYeC as the SHIN-NY Continues to Grow, Improving Health Care & Reducing Costs

ALBANY, NY – New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) Board Chair John D. Bennett, MD (President and CEO, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan) announced today the hiring of NYeC’s new CEO, David Horrocks. Horrocks succeeds Valerie Grey, who departed at the end of 2021 after more than five years at the helm.

Horrocks has been the President & CEO of CRISP, Maryland’s designated Health Information Exchange (HIE), since its formation in 2009. While at CRISP, he launched CRISP Shared Services, an innovative HIE affiliation by which five state designated HIEs share a single technology operation to gain economies of scale and share best practices. In 2012, under David’s leadership, CRISP developed an ADT-based encounter notification system which became a model for the country’s HIEs.

“David has the skills, smarts, and leadership abilities that make him the ideal person to guide NYeC and the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) forward as we work to improve health care outcomes and reduce healthcare costs for New Yorkers,” Dr. Bennett said. “On behalf of everyone at NYeC – and New York’s healthcare community – I want to welcome David. I would also like to thank Jordanna Davis for leading the Board’s search committee and all the members of the committee for their good work.”

Prior to joining CRISP, Horrocks was Senior Vice President at Erickson Retirement Communities, serving in several startup ventures and also serving as Chief Information Officer. During Horrocks’ time as CIO, Erickson was among the very first senior living organizations to deploy electronic medical records to facilities, which spread across eight states. He previously spent five years as a technologist and department manager for AbiliTech, a nonprofit that provided technology services to people with disabilities.

Horrocks holds a BS in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, and a Master’s in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he continues to pursue studies. He and his wife, Amy, have six children.

“It is an honor to join the team at NYeC and all those who contribute to the work of the SHIN-NY. New York has built a strong foundation from which to innovate and advance healthcare interoperability, in support of New York State’s healthcare stakeholders, including patients and public health agencies, that are served by the SHIN-NY,” Horrocks said.

Board Search Committee Chair Davis (President, Rockingstone Group) said: “We were fortunate to have many exceptional candidates from New York and across the country. David stood out for the depth of his experience in creating, managing and overseeing HIEs, his broad understanding of all aspects of the health care system and his commitment to collaboration. The search committee was enthusiastic in recommending David and we look forward to working with him.”

The SHIN-NY was created by New York State to allow healthcare professionals statewide to share patients’ clinical information, enabling collaboration and coordination of care to improve health outcomes, reduce unnecessary and avoidable tests and procedures, and lower costs. Based on current participation and use, the SHIN-NY is associated with reductions in unnecessary health care spending across the state of roughly $200 million annually with significantly higher savings if the system were fully utilized.

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About the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC):
NYeC is a nonprofit organization working in partnership with the New York State Department of Health and others to improve healthcare by collaboratively leading, connecting, and integrating health information exchange across the state.