Joel Vengco

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Information & Technology, TechSpring Founder

Vengco-Joel.jpgJoel is responsible for the information and technology vision, strategy, and operations of the entire health system as Baystate Health's Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and provided the vision, plan, and execution behind the launch of TechSpring as founder. He serves as Co-Chair of the TechSpring Steering Committee.

Prior to Baystate, Joel was Vice President and General Manager of a global businesses unit within GE Healthcare IT where he developed GE’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.

Joel is currently 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, Joel 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.

Read It’s Our Goal to Change Healthcare – How Will You Contribute? by Joel.