GREAT NECK, NY -- Jeffrey Kraut, senior vice president for strategy and business informatics at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, has been designated as chair of the state Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC). The announcement was made by New York State Health Commissioner Howard J. Zucker, MD, JD. Mr. Kraut succeeds William Streck, MD, who served as chair for the past 10 years.
Mr. Kraut, a resident of East Meadow, NY, was appointed to the state Hospital Review and Planning Council (SHRPC) in 2004 and served as its chair from 2007 through 2011, when it was merged with the Public Health Council to form the PHHPC. Since 2011, Mr. Kraut has served as its vice chair.
The PHHPC traces its origins to 1913 and today possesses a broad array of advisory and decision-making responsibilities with respect to New York State's public health and health care delivery system. It is charged with adopting and amending the Sanitary Code and health care facility, home care agency, and hospice operating regulations. The PHHPC also makes decisions concerning the establishment and transfer of ownership of health care facilities, home care agencies and hospice programs. It makes recommendations to the Commissioner of Health concerning major construction projects, service changes, and equipment acquisitions in health care facilities and home care agencies. It also advises the Commissioner on issues related to the preservation and improvement of public health.
Mr. Kraut currently serves as a key member of the senior leadership team of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Beyond his role in leading the health system’s strategy and business informatics efforts, he serves as assistant professor of science education and associate dean for strategy at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He joined North Shore-LIJ in 1994.
In addition to his significant activities in health policy, strategy development and analytics, Mr. Kraut has been a leader in fostering interoperability and sharing of health data through the development of regional health information organizations (RHIOs). He served as the founding chair of the Long Island Patient Information Exchange (LIPIX) and facilitated its merger with its New York City counterpart, NYCLIX, to form Healthix, the largest RHIO in New York State.
Mr. Kraut is a board member of the American Hospital Association’s Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves on the Standards Council of the Commission on Accreditation on Healthcare Management Education. He was the recipient of the 25th Anniversary Leadership Award of The New York State Society for Health Planning, an organization of which he served as past president. He serves on various committees of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) and on the board of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council.
Mr. Kraut is also involved in regional economic development and community building activities as a board member of the Long Island Regional Planning Council, Sustainable Long Island and The Brookville Center for Children Services. Mr. Kraut serves as a health policy advisor to the Long Island Index and ERASE Racism.
Mr. Kraut received an MBA in Healthcare Management from Baruch College/Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and is a graduate of Stony Brook University.
About North Shore-LIJ Health System
One of the nation's largest health systems, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a visionary approach to medical education highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and healthcare coverage to individuals, families and businesses through the CareConnect Insurance Co. Inc. North Shore-LIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 19 hospitals and more than 400 outpatient physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,400 beds, employ nearly 11,000 nurses and have affiliations with about 10,000 physicians. With a workforce of about 54,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest private employer in New York State. For more information, go to www.northshorelij.com.