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Michael LaRocca

Founder and CEO

Trust is everything to me, and I am here to earn your trust.

Michael leads the effort at Ready Computing, a passionate group of technologists exclusively focused on the advancement of information technology and interoperability. Our goal is to help both end user organizations and solution providers define their IT strategy, taking into account all of the ever-changing regulatory, clinical, and technical influences that drive the industry, and realize that strategy through sales, marketing, product development, and end user implementation work.

Michael's expertise includes a thorough understanding of the standards, protocols, technologies, and architectures prescribed by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), the Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), Health Level 7 (HL7), the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), and the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC).  Michael is also very active in consortiums and workgroups including those run by IHE, HL7, the Multi-State / Multi- Vendor Coalition, the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and the World of Health IT (WoHIT).

Prior to starting Ready Computing in July 2011, Michael worked at InterSystems Corporation for nearly 16 years.  As Senior Product Manager, Michael was responsible for the strategic direction, functional role, technical design, and overall adoption of HealthShare worldwide. Michael was the Health Information Exchange "domain expert" within InterSystems, and represented the company in key sales calls, marketing events, press interviews, technical workgroups, and other public activities.  Michael also designed and executed the internal sales and technical training on HIE and HealthShare.

In 2005, Michael led InterSystems' participation in the national EHR project in the Netherlands, called NICTIZ. Here, InterSystems Ensemble to build a custom solution in a joint effort with Computer Science Corporation (CSC). InterSystems' HIE product strategy was born out of this project.  Later, in 2006, Michael architected and wrote the prototype for what became the InterSystems HealthShare product, based on The Markle Foundation's and CSC's Connecting for Health (CfH) architecture.

In 2007 Michael adapted HealthShare to the integration paradigm defined by the IHE IT Infrastructure domain, and since then managed the ongoing effort to "certify" HealthShare against IHE profiles at "connectathons" around the world.  Michael also managed InterSystems' participation in key events such as the NHIN Trial Implementations and the Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS, WoHIT, and RSNA.


Senior Product Manager, HealthShare InterSystems Corporation (2005–2011)

Senior Product Manager, Ensemble InterSystems Corporation (2003–2005)

Senior Sales Engineer InterSystems Corporation (1996–2003)

Senior Support Engineer InterSystems Corporation (1995–1996)


Boston University

Ready Computing Leadership

Executive Team

Michael LaRocca
Michael LaRocca Founder and CEO
James Gallagher
James Gallagher Chief Operating Officer
Jeremy Derby
Jeremy Derby Chief Services Officer
Chad Root
Chad Root Vice President of Managed Services
Todd Johnson
Todd Johnson Vice President of Product Development
Trudy Wade
Trudy Wade Vice President of Finance and Administration

Management Team

Laurie Blount
Laurie Blount Director of Implementation—Federal
Mario Carranza
Mario Carranza Director of Finance
Steve Orman
Steve Orman Director of Implementation—International Sector
Jim Powers
Jim Powers Director of Implementation—State and Commercial
Olivia Reyes
Olivia Reyes Director of Human Resources
Anthony Simonetta
Anthony Simonetta Director of Compliance and Risk Management
Matthew Simpson
Matthew Simpson Director of Solution Architecture
Kate Skrocki
Kate Skrocki Director of Software Development
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor Director of Product Strategy

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