Joseph Conte is the Executive Director of the Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS). The SI PPS was created to implement the Medicaid redesign program known as DSRIP. Under Joe’s leadership the PPS was recognized by Jason Helgerson, NY Medicaid Director as “leading the way” and the “most advanced” in NY (Crains, 2017). The PPS advanced technology platform links multiple sources of data: electronic health record, Medicaid claim and social determinant of health variables to create a “360 view” of population health and patient utilization. The PPS is implementing innovative programs, which have gained attention in the medical and business fields. The PPS was also awarded the first Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) in the nation to advance value based purchasing initiatives.
Previously, Joe was the Senior V.P. for Administration at Richmond University Medical Center, overseeing multiple departments. Some of his achievements include leading RUMC to be certified for Meaningful Use, achieving the only PCMH designation for hospital outpatient programs on Staten Island. Prior to his position at RUMC, Joe was the Executive Vice President at the Catholic Health Services of Long Island. There, he earned the organization two HANYS Pinnacle Awards, one in Quality the other in Community Service and engineered consecutive bond upgrades. At Northwell, formerly the NS-LIJ Health System, he served for over 15 years in various executive capacities, including Sr. VP for Quality, where his innovative strategies ultimately culminated in the NQF National Quality Healthcare Award and the Codman Award for SIUH.
He completed his doctoral dissertation at the Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences, analyzing the effects of Meaningful Use of EHR on cost, quality, and safety outcomes. Joe has experience in international projects and was recently invited to speak in the Netherlands and the U.K. to discuss healthcare innovation. He has published numerous peer review articles and authored a chapter in the bestselling Health Informatics an Executive Primer. Joe is an innovator, progressive thinker, and a team builder.