CIO Symposium Contributor

Chuck Podesta


Fletcher Allen Health Care

Symposium Roles

Speaker/Panel 2012


Over thirty (30) years experience in Information Technology for Healthcare, the last three years as Senior Vice-President & CIO of Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT.

Fletcher Allen, the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences form Vermont’s academic medical center – one of just 131 such centers in the country. At Fletcher Allen, Podesta is responsible for all aspects of IT Strategic Planning, Implementations and Operations. Beginning in 2007, Fletcher Allen embarked on a 5 yr $88 million dollar IT plan implementing an E.H.R. strategy utilizing EPIC and successfully completed in 2010.

Previously Chuck served as SVP & CIO at Caritas Christi Health Care, now Steward Health in Brighton, MA. Caritas is the second largest health care system in New England with 6 hospitals serving eastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and Rhode Island. At Caritas Podesta was responsible for a $30M IT initiative including an Ambulatory E.H.R. from eClinicalWorks and the advance clinical suite of products from Meditech.

Other positions included CIO at Berkshire Health Systems, Pittsfield, MA Director of IS and Interim CIO for Baystate Health Systems in Springfield, MA. And prior to that, leadership positions at St Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA; UMASS/Memorial, Worcester, MA and Magee-Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

Chuck is a frequent speaker at national conferences and is quoted widely in healthcare publications on a variety of IT topics.