Spectrum Health System

Spectrum Health Names New Chief Information Officer

Jason Joseph succeeds longtime CIO Patrick O’Hare

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., August 23, 2018 – Jason Joseph has been promoted to chief information officer for Spectrum Health, effective September 16. In this role, Joseph will be responsible for strategic and operational information systems, technology, cyber security and emergency preparedness throughout Spectrum Health.

“Spectrum Health is a high quality organization that attracts, develops and inspires talented, visionary leaders,” said Spectrum Health President & CEO Tina Freese Decker. “I am impressed with Jason’s experience and knowledge of our organization, his strategic thinking and his leadership style.”

Joseph joined the Spectrum Health Information Services leadership team in 2006. He has advanced a variety of strategic priorities, including implementation of an integrated clinical and revenue cycle system, creation and growth of a regional health information exchange, implementation of consumer-facing digital technologies, advancement of business intelligence and analytics capabilities, and pursuit of a culture of excellence and innovation. He currently serves as senior vice president of information services for the Spectrum Health Delivery System.

During his tenure, Joseph has held roles across each of the system’s entities, including Spectrum Health Hospital Group, Spectrum Health Medical Group and Priority Health. Previously, he was vice president, information systems and services, for IdeaSphere, a manufacturer of health and wellness products. As a management consultant with Ernst & Young, LLP and Xede Consulting Group, he specialized in enterprise software development and integration.

Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated at the top of his class and received the John R. Malone Award for the highest academic performance. He also holds a certificate in health care project management from the Harvard School of Public Health and is a graduate of the Spectrum Health Executive Leadership Institute at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Joseph is past board president for the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum and currently chairs the Health Information Technology Strategy Committee for the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.  Joseph is also involved in the Scottsdale Institute, Health Management Academy, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Healthcare Data & Analytics Association. He is also an active supporter of several local faith-based and community organizations and lives in Ada with his wife and two children.

Joseph succeeds long-time Senior Vice President and CIO Patrick O’Hare, who announced his retirement from Spectrum Health in June.



Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan. People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

Tim Hawkins
Media Relations
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