George Gooch, CIPP/US

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Texas Health Services Authority

CEO

George Gooch is the Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Health Services Authority (THSA), a quasi-governmental state agency responsible for the secure exchange of electronic health information in the State of Texas. Prior to becoming CEO, George served as the THSA’s Director of Policy & Planning. George got his start in public policy by serving as a health policy analyst for the Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services. George currently serves on the Texas Health & Human Services eHealth Advisory Committee, as well as the Care Quality Advisory Committee.

George is a healthcare and data privacy attorney, holding certifications from the Health Care Compliance Association, as well as the International Association of Privacy Professionals. George lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and daughter.