Turning Healthcare IT On Its Ear


With access to the cutting-edge technology and highly-skilled engineering personnel of the two organizations, Baystate Health and VertitechIT have announced the formation of a new company to meet the increasingly complex IT needs of medical practices, clinics, and healthcare social service organizations in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut.

BaytechIT is a first of its kind independent joint venture, providing monitoring and management of information technology networks, telephony, clinical engineering support, and other IT-related consulting and engineering expertise previously unaffordable to the local healthcare community. Already serving Baystate Health, its operating medical practices, and several large and mid-sized offices and clinics, baytechIT currently has 150 clients and manages/monitors more than 16,000 endpoint devices.

“While we’re rooted in technology, baytechIT focuses on how to make IT useful and valuable to our clients. Rather than seeing IT as a cost or an imposition, we want to make it an invaluable asset woven into the fabric of a medical practice,” says baytechIT President Patrick Streck. “This requires a highly specific set of skills and experience in healthcare IT that most independent practices either don’t have or can’t afford,” added baytechIT Executive Vice President Steve Shaw. “Meeting this need will ultimately have a positive impact on patient care throughout our community.”

BaytechIT will be headquartered in Holyoke with additional offices throughout western Massachusetts.