by Rachad Davis
April 18, 2017
Group Vice President and Chief Data Officer,
Providence Health and Services
As the Chief Data Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), Vijay Venkatesan is accountable for the creation of a next generation data and analytics strategy that accelerates the use of data, analytics, mobile-ready apps and machine learning to advance PSJH mission and strategies.
Prior to joining PSJH, Vijay served as vice president of enterprise data management for Sutter Health. Under Vijay’s leadership, Sutter Health made great strides advancing its capabilities around data, reporting and analytics. He was instrumental in advancing several regional and system wide strategic priorities in support of the shared savings program, advanced illness management, Epic clarity reporting and other quality-related initiatives. Vijay also served as vice president of analytics and business intelligence for Sutter’s physician services.
Before joining Sutter, he was VP of management information and analysis with Kaiser Permanente for four years. While there, Vijay helped lead Kaiser’s data transformation.
Vijay holds a bachelor of science degree in computer and information science from Cleveland State University and an MBA from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.