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Vice President and Chief Information Officer
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Baystate Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization serving over 750,000 people throughout western New England. Services include an academic medical center, community hospitals, medical practices, homecare and hospice, regional reference lab, and the i... more.
Chief of Staff
Director of Information Technology and Chief Applications Officer
Massachusetts Health Data Consortium Inc
Boston University Health Policy Institute
GDS International Ltd
Boston University's School of Medicine
Massachusetts Health Data Consortium - Board of Directors
Chief Information Officer, Baystate Health Mr. Joel L. Vengco serves as Chief Information Officer, Information & Technology and Vice President of Baystate Health, Inc. Mr. Vengco is responsible for the information and technology vision, strategy, and operations of the entire health system. Prior to Baystate, Mr. Vengco was Vice President and General Manager of a global businesses unit within GE Healthcare IT where he developed GEâ€™s next generation healthcare solutions focused on population health management and analytics for the global market. Prior to GE he served as Director of IT and Chief Applications Officer at Boston Medical Center (BMC) where he oversaw various enterprise HIT applications and technologies that included primary point of care applications, such as the electronic medical record (EMR), ancillary applications and associated devices, integration technologies, and diagnostic modalities. Mr. Vengco is a Senior Fellow at Boston University's Health Policy Institute. He is also a lecturer at Boston University's School of Medicine, Boston University's School of Management, and Harvard University. He holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College and has Masters degrees from Harvard University and Boston University School of Medicine. In 2010, Mr. Vengco was recognized by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the Top 25 Clinical Informaticists in the country. That same year, he also received distinction from Information Management magazine as one of the Top 25 Information Managers in the country. He was also a recipient of the eHealth Initiative's Advocate of the Year for Business Process Improvement.
Baystate Health - Leadership
Joel L. Vengco
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Information & Technology
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Vengco is chief information officer /vice president of information and technology at Baystate Health.
"With CarePort, Baystate has provided its patients with 'first-of-its kind' technology that helps them decide where to go for post-acute care-a critical decision, as numerous studies show that post-acute providers vary on quality and their ability to care for different types of patients," said Joel Vengco, VP/CIO, Baystate Health.
At the same time, opening up that data can possibly create more vulnerabilities that hackers can take advantage of, said Joel Vengco, vice president and chief information officer at Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass. In this Q&A, Vengco discusses the potential security issues healthcare big data brings to the table, what can be done and whether it's all worth it.
At the same time, opening up that data can possibly create more vulnerabilities that hackers can take advantage of, said Joel Vengco, vice president and chief information officer at Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass. In this Q&A, Vengco discusses the potential security issues healthcare big data brings to the table, what can be done and whether it's all worth it. By: Joel Vengco Vengco: Exactly. Exactly right That's a tough place to be. Vengco: It is a tough place to be … I certainly hate to say it as a CIO, but that's what keeps me up at night. And when you think about these big companies like Sony and Home Depot and Target and even large insurers who, let's just say, have bigger IT budgets and yet they can't seem to stop some of these attacks, it's pretty scary for a lot of health systems, you know? What do you think healthcare organizations can do in order to better protect themselves? Is it about constant vigilance? Is it about developing better security tools? Vengco: It's a little bit of a lot of those things. Vengco: I think they do … When we think about the different things we can discover with the availability of big data, it's limitless.