Scott Blanchette, MS, MBA, CISSP, CISM – HIPAA-HITECH Compliance, Healthcare and Technology Expert, is currently corporate Senior Vice President of Information & Technology Services at Vanguard Health Systems (NYSE: VHS), a $7B a year health and health care services delivery company.
Concurrently, he serves as President of Hangar9 Solutions, an IT services company that provides infrastructure and computing services to small and mid-sized healthcare entities. He is responsible for the delivery of services to a diverse portfolio of health and health care-related organizations, including more than 30 hospitals, five health plans, three lab companies, more than 1,000 clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, home health, imaging, life flight, emergency and critical care companies, and a number of health care educational institutions and programs.
Prior to joining Vanguard, Scott served as the senior product and technology executive at Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY), the world’s leading provider of health and wellness programs. As the Senior Vice President of Business Technology and Product Development, and Chief Information Officer, he managed the design, development, operations, and support for Healthways industry-leading portfolio of technologies. He managed development and computing operations delivered by more than 700 resources around the globe. Under his leadership, Healthways garnered numerous technology and innovation awards, including recognition by Information Week as the 8th (2010) and 35th (2009) most innovative technology organization in the Americas. In 2010, he was on CIO Magazine’s CIO-100 list and received the 2010 “CIO Impact” award for the technology leader who delivered the greatest societal impact on the US.
Prior to joining Healthways, Mr. Blanchette served as the Director of IT and Chief Information Security Officer at Stanford University Medical Center. In addition to his operational duties, Mr. Blanchette served as special assistant to the Stanford Hospital President and CEO as representative to President Bush’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC). He continued to support the NIAC in President Obama’s administration. In addition to the NIAC, Mr. Blanchette was appointed as a member of the Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council by Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson. Mr. Blanchette further served as a founding member of the Gartner Healthcare Advisory Board.
Prior to Stanford, Mr. Blanchette served in the consulting industry. Most recently, he served as the National Practice Leader for Ernst & Young’s Government Security and Technology Solutions Practice. Previously, he served at Booz-Allen & Hamilton as a consultant to the Department of the Navy’s Chief Information Security Officer, and served as the primary management consultant responsible for the administration of the Navy’s $100M+ information security budget.
Mr. Blanchette served more than a decade in the US military, including roles in infantry, intelligence, and special operations. Mr. Blanchette served more than seven years in the US Special Operations Command. He continues to be an active member of the Disabled American Veterans service organization, and also maintains his security clearances. Mr. Blanchette currently sits, or previously served, on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Technology Council, the Institute of Computer Related Disciplines at Belmont University, the National Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (educational subsidiary of the National Security Agency), the Institute for Information and Infrastructure Assurance at James Madison University, the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security, and the Governor’s (VA) Security and Technology Advisory Council.
Mr. Blanchette possesses an MBA, MS, and BA from the Universities of Maryland, North Texas, and James Madison, respectively. As an undergraduate, he was awarded a fellowship from the George C. Marshall Foundation to study at the Virginia Military Institute. He completed the executive programs at Rice University and the University of Chicago Graduate Schools of Business. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).