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Mr. Joel L. Vengco

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Vice President and Chief Informat...

Baystate Health
280 Chestnut Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01199
United States

Company Description: At Baystate Health, comprehensive Cardiac Services are offered at all three of our member hospitals: Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Baystate Franklin...   more

Employment History


  • undergraduate degree
    Boston College
  • Masters degrees
    Boston University's School of Medicine
  • Masters degrees
    Harvard University
48 Total References
Web References
Baystate Health - Leadership, 26 Sept 2014 [cached]
Joel L. Vengco Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Information & Technology
GE Healthcare Convenes Thought Leaders to Address Sustainable Health Information Exchanges | Advertiser Talk, 25 Oct 2013 [cached]
Micky Tripathi, President and CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative; Jennifer Covich, CEO, eHealth Initiative, City of Washington, DC; Janet Marchibroda, Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT; Rachel Block, Deputy Commissioner, NY State Office of Health Information Technology Transformation; Simon Kennedy, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group; Keith Hepp, CFO & VP of Business Development, Healthbridge (HIE serving Cincinnati and Northern Ky.); Blackford Middleton, Corporate Director of Clinical Informatics, Research and Development, Partners Healthcare System (Boston), and Joel Vengco, Director and Chief Applications Officer, Boston Medical Center.
HIMSS - News: Achieving Interconnected Healthcare through HITSP Real-Life Scenarios, 26 Jan 2009 [cached]
"Boston Medical Center and its Community Health Center partners use a vendor ambulatory EMR with a vision to achieve interoperability among the EMRs from these partnering sites," said Joel L. Vengco, director, ambulatory practice systems, Boston Medical Center. Vengco explained that the Safety Network has four different types of EMRs with BMC and the 12 community healthcare centers positioning themselves to electronically exchanging health information for patients they share. "HITSP has been the foundation for the interoperability architecture of our health information exchange initiative. Our HIE work will be the cornerstone for at least the next two to three years of our EMR roadmap."
Vengco noted that the multi-vendor EMR environment has created silos, preventing an interoperable state.
Joel Vengco, vice president ..., 24 Feb 2014 [cached]
Joel Vengco, vice president and CIO, Baystate Health
At HIMSS, Joel Vengco, vice president and CIO for Baystate Health, will lead a discussion focused on "Liberating Data to Improve Engagement and Outcomes," highlighting the approach Baystate is taking to liberate their most valued asset-data (beyond the EMR)-so that it can work to improve health and engage Baystate's patients and community. He will speak to the health system's efforts to crowd source innovation around the possibilities that emerge from liberated data, and how this approach might benefit the ACO, the hospital, IDN and the payer/provider entering into new care and risk models.
It's estimated that only 10% of ..., 7 May 2014 [cached]
It's estimated that only 10% of the American public uses a digital personal health record, and according to Joel Vengco, vice president and CIO at Baystate Health, a four-hospital health system based in Springfield, Mass., only 16-22 percent use a patient portal.
At the Health IT Summit to be held on May 13-14, 2014 in Boston, and sponsored by the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2), Vengco and his colleagues will address this and several related issues during the panel discussion entitled "Tools and Strategies to Engage Your Patient Population. The panel will explore the latest mobile health and telehealth models and discuss several proven patient engagement strategies. They will also outline the role that providers need to play in engaging and activating their patients, and more globally identify the systemic implications of rethinking the medical model with the activated patient in mind.
Population Health Management Drives Patient Engagement
During a recent interview, Vengco pointed out that the healthcare industry's interest in patient engagement stems in part from the need to address population health management, which has become a national priority. The federal government is now forcing health systems to take a closer look at metrics like 30-day hospital readmission rates. And hospitals realize that one way to reduce these rates is to address the needs of their patient population--not just during a hospital stay but before and after it.
At Baystate, they are developing a patient engagement platform that not only provides patients with as much information as possible about their care, it will also serve as a channel for them to connect to their primary care physician or care manager, and act as a resource for educational materials about their disease and upcoming procedures, as well as the benefits from their health plan.
But patient engagement can go even further, says Vengco. It can also offer mobile apps to monitor health and well-being, securely message clinicians, and offer unique tools like "way finding," the ability to physically navigate one's way around a large medical campus. "We're focused on ways of achieving high touch for patients through technology," explained Vengco.
Solving the Indifference Issue
The Baystate CIO also points to one reason why so few patients actually use currently available patient portals. Many patient portals are little more than electronic bulletin boards, according to Vengco.
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