baystateSPRINGFIELD, MA  October 17, 2014 — Looking to maintain its leadership role as one of the largest and most technically advanced health systems in New England,  Baystate Health has launched a new IT infrastructure redevelopment effort to be managed by Holyoke-headquartered VertitechIT. Baystate Vice President and Chief Information Officer Joel Vengco announced the initiative which includes updates to critical IT technologies and migration to a new, advanced data center.  “Our doctors, nurses, and clinicians need access to critical records at all times, in all of our facilities, and on multiple platforms.,” says Vengco.   “This initiative, including our data center move to a new facility in downtown Springfield, will allow our more than 10,000 employees to better serve more than a million patients every year and fully utilize the technology that has made us a keystone of the western Massachusetts community.”

Vengco has called on VertitechIT, one of the fastest growing healthcare technology consultancies in the country, to manage the project.  “Baystate is among the most respected institutions of its kind in the nation,” added company CEO and founder Michael Feld.   “It’s our job to make sure they have the infrastructure to continue to provide seamless care between the academic medical center, two community hospitals, and numerous outpatient and primary care facilities.  And from a purely selfish standpoint, it’s nice to have such a prestigious client in our own backyard!”  VertitechIT opened its new national headquarters at Open Square in Holyoke on October 17, 2014.