Joel L. Vengco

Mr. Vengco is the Vice President of Information & Technology and Chief Information Officer at Baystate Health, one of the largest health systems in Massachusetts serving the western half of the state.  The health system has four hospitals, over 80 medical practices, a commercial health plan, and is one of the largest employers in Massachusetts with over 11,000 employees.  In his role, Mr. Vengco oversees the technology vision, strategy, and operations for the entire health system. Under his leadership, Baystate Health established the Pioneer Valley Information Exchange (PVIX), western Massachusetts’s regional health information exchange platform. He is also the founder of TechSpring, Baystate Health’s technology innovation center.

Prior to Baystate, Mr. Vengco was Vice-President and General Manager of one of the four global businesses that make up GE’s $1.58B Healthcare IT business unit.  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.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Vengco was a Senior Medical Informaticist at Partners HealthCare, where he led projects such as the enterprise medication terminology architecture and medication web services development.  He was also a co-founder and senior manager of the SunClinical Data Institute, a division of Eclipsys Corporation, whose mission was to develop an integrated clinical and financial national data warehouse for analytics. 

In 2010, Mr. Vengco was named one of the Top 25 Clinical Informaticists by Modern Healthcare.  That same year he was also named one of the Top 25 Information Managers by Information Management.  In 2013 and 2014, Mr. Vengco was named as one of the 100 CIOs To Know by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Mr. Vengco is a senior fellow at Boston University’s Health Policy Institute.  He holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College and has Masters degrees from Harvard University and Boston University School of Medicine.