Dr. Luis E. Taveras is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Barnabas Health with responsibilities for information technology and biomedical engineering. In addition to his CIO responsibilities, Dr. Taveras is also responsible for clinical quality and safety, two Accountable Care Organizations, and clinical effectives across the system. Barnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest integrated health care delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than two million patients each year. Barnabas Health offers a broad depth and breadth of services and is one of the leading health care systems in the nation, receiving widespread recognition for clinical excellence and patient safety. Barnabas Health’s network includes six acute care hospitals, two children’s hospitals, a behavioral health center, including a statewide behavioral health network, ambulatory care facilities, geriatric centers, specialized women’s health services, and comprehensive home care and hospice services. Our 4,600 doctors and 18,200 employees deliver top quality care to 1.5 million outpatients, 198,000 inpatients, and 452,000 Emergency Department patients, and deliver 18,300 babies each year.
Dr. Taveras was most recently in the same capacity at Hartford HealthCare, the largest health care network in Connecticut with over 16,900 employees and $2.4 billion in revenue and five acute care hospitals. Two of the systems hospitals, Hartford Hospital and MidState Medical Center have been named among the nation’s 100 Most Wired hospitals by Hospitals and Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association, for several years.
Prior to moving to his Hartford HealthCare role in 2009, Dr. Taveras served as the Program Manager for creating an internal information technology organization for The Hospital of Central Connecticut, guiding the hospital’s transition from a fully outsourced environment to an in-house model.
From 2003-2009, Dr. Taveras was a Partner with Accenture where he was responsible for leading the global pursuit of outsourcing opportunities exceeding $500 million in contract value. Prior to that, he managed Accenture’s Products North American Practice with responsibility for outsourcing delivery covering health care, consumer and industrial business segments.
Before joining Accenture, Dr. Taveras was the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York, a $1.5 billion integrated delivery system consisting of eight hospitals as well as nursing homes, primary care clinics and behavioral health facilities. Prior to that, he was a Senior Partner and Vice President responsible for Computer Sciences Corporation’s East Coast Health Care Practice and a member of KPMG Consulting’s Health Care Technology Practice. Dr. Taveras also spent nearly two decades in a number of leadership positions with IBM’s Health Care and Higher Education Practices.
Dr. Taveras earned his Ph.D. at the University of Sarasota, his MBA from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science from Wesleyan University.
Dr. Taveras is past Chairman of the William G. Forbeck Cancer Research Foundation. He is a resident of Ortley Beach, NJ and formerly served as president of the Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association.
Dr. Taveras is among the 100 global cross industry CIO’s who serve as advisors to the Wall Street Journal and is frequently sought by financial analyst firms for information on various aspects of the healthcare industry and the information technology industry, in general.
He has been married for 30 years and has three adult children.