Kelly ThompsonKelly Hoover Thompson
As SHIEC CEO, Kelly Hoover Thompson is responsible for working collaboratively with the SHIEC board of directors and its members to develop and actively advance an organizational strategy that ensures SHIEC’s success. Her goal is to elevate the awareness, stature, and perception of HIEs on the national healthcare landscape.

Before joining SHIEC, Thompson was Deputy Secretary at the Pennsylvania Department of Health. While there, she created a new long term care partnership in care delivery and oversight. Under her leadership, the eHealth Partnership achieved statewide connectivity, offering electronic health information exchange in every county of the Commonwealth. She also co-founded and led the Commonwealth’s Privacy and Security Practice Group.

Prior to this, Thompson was a senior advocate of policy and regulatory matters for The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. In that role, she advised providers on health policy, regulatory and legislative matters. She established the Annual Organ & Tissue Donation Hospital Campaign and was a primary drafter of the Commonwealth’s deemed status legislation, aimed at ensuring timely standards for health care facility oversight.

Thompson serves on the board of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg. She holds an appointment to the Lower Swatara Township Civil Service Commission.