Luis E. Taveras, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Hartford HealthCare (HHC). Hartford HealthCare is the premiere health care network in Connecticut with 15,000 employees and $2 billion in net revenue. HHC includes Hartford Hospital; The Hospital of Central Connecticut; MidState Medical Center; Windham Hospital; The Institute of Living psychiatric center; VNA HealthCare and VNA of Central Connecticut; Clinical Laboratory Partners with more than 50 locations statewide; Hartford Medical Group; MidState Medical Group; Central Connecticut Senior Health Services, which includes five assisted-living and skilled-nursing facilities; Eastern Rehabilitation Network; and two regional behavioral health centers, Rushford and Natchaug Hospital.
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 2007 to 2009, Dr. Taveras was a partner with the Accenture Outsourcing Growth Platform. As a select member of the Outsourcing Multi-Tower sales team, he was responsible for leading the global pursuit of outsourcing opportunities exceeding $500 million in contract value. From 2003 to 2007, he managed Accenture’s Products North American Practice with responsibility for outsourcing delivery within the Accenture practice covering the health care, consumer and industrial business segments in North America. He was responsible for managing more than 900 North America-based employees and more than 6,000 support staff globally. He retired from Accenture in August 2009.
Before joining Accenture, Dr. Taveras was acting Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of N.Y., 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 role, 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. Prior to that, he held 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
Dr. Taveras serves as Vice Chairman of the William G. Forbeck Cancer Research Foundation and is a member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Northeastern Connecticut. He formerly served as president of the Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association.