Elmwood Park-based data management health care partner names new chief operating officer

Nick Szymanski, ELLKAY COO

ELLKAY, a data management partner, on Wednesday said Nicholas Szymanski has been named its chief operating officer. Szymanski has served in health care technology for over 10 years and previously served as the chief information officer at Signature Healthcare and Richmond University Medical Center.

As the newly appointed COO at ELLKAY, Szymanski will drive the Elmwood Park-based firm’s commitment to revolutionizing health care technology by strategically aligning operational initiatives with the company’s overarching mission.

Szymanski shared: “After an incredible four years with Signature Healthcare, where I had the privilege of serving as the VP & CIO, I’m beyond excited for what the future holds at ELLKAY. ELLKAY’s commitment to innovation and excellence is truly inspiring, and I’m honored to be a part of this remarkable team. Together, we’ll continue to drive positive change and make a meaningful impact in the health care industry.”

Szymanski joins ELLKAY at an exciting time of success and growth. Recently appointed as CommonWell Health Alliance’s Technical Service Provider, ELLKAY will support data exchange to 229 million-plus patients across its nationwide network of over 34,000-plus provider organizations.

This year, ELLKAY powered CommonWell to achieve Qualified Health Information Network designation. ELLKAY was also selected by MEDITECH to provide interface engine services for MEDITECH-as-a-Service implementations of the MEDITECH Expanse Platform. These achievements underscore ELLKAY’s vital role in advancing health care interoperability and data management.

“Nick is an incredible leader in health care IT and we are proud to have him join the ELLKAY team. His extensive experience both in the industry and as a customer brings a unique perspective to this role. ELLKAY’s commitment to innovation, combined with Nick’s laser-focused methodology will not only ensure our customer-first approach remains top priority, but also empower our partners with experienced resources to drive growth and scalability for their future success,” ELLKAY President and Chief Strategy Officer Ajay Kapare said.

Kamal Patel, ELLKAY’s CEO, added: “Nick has been guided by numerous industry thought leaders, resulting in the perfect blend of expertise that he will bring to ELLKAY. His proven track record in driving technological advancements and operational excellence make him an invaluable addition to ELLKAY. We believe he will continue to help ELLKAY excel and grow, driving forward our mission to innovate and provide top-tier solutions for our partners, ultimately enhancing patient care and advancing health care interoperability.”