Scott Blanchette

Scott Blanchette

CIO

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Compassus

Scott Blanchette is a globally-recognized technology executive with more than twenty five year’s experience in healthcare, academia and government.  He served for more than a decade as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a broad range of publicly- traded healthcare organizations, including CIO roles in hospital, insurance, post-acute, and population health companies.  He was the 2013 recipient of the MIT Sloan School of Business “CIO of the Year” award.    

Mr. Blanchette currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for Compassus, a subacute operator of home health, hospice, and palliative care across 35 states and more than 300 sites of care.  Compassus is private-equity backed and is the largest private operator of hospice care in the US.  

Mr. Blanchette also serves as Managing Director of Rear Echelon Capital, an early stage venture capital and private equity investment and advisory group.  In this capacity he invests in or advises numerous companies, with a focus on healthcare services and technology, in particular healthcare analytics.  

From 2018 to 2020, Mr. Blanchette served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer for private-equity backed healthcare technology and services firm myNEXUS.  

From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Blanchette served as an Independent (Non-Executive) Director for Healthcare at Home, the largest private home health and home infusion services company in the EU and UK.  

From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Blanchette served as Chief Information Officer for Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) where we was the corporate executive responsible for the end-to-end integration of the nation’s largest home health provider (Gentiva Health) and leading inpatient rehabilitation provider Centerre Health.  In addition to leading concurrent integrations, he championed technology programs across all Kindred lines of business, including home health, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and long-term acute care hospital divisions for a Fortune 500 company with more than 110,000 colleagues.

From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Blanchette served as Chief Information Officer for Vanguard Health Systems (formerly NYSE: VHS), a leading operator of healthcare companies, including 30 hospitals, 1,000 clinics and physician practices, two lab companies, six health plans, seven accountable care organizations, and post-acute assets.  After taking Vanguard public in 2011, Tenet Health acquired Vanguard in October 2013 for more than $4B.    

From 2006-2011, Mr. Blanchette served as Chief Product Officer and Chief Information Officer for well-being and population health pioneer Healthways, Inc (formerly NASDAQ: HWAY).  He had end-to-end responsibility for the design, development, implementation, and support of more than 250 clinical, financial, and analytics platforms.  Under his leadership, Healthways platforms processed data sets for more than 100M unique patients across the US, Europe, South America, and Australia.  

Earlier in his career, Mr. Blanchette served as IT Director and Chief Information Security Officer for Stanford University Medical Center and led a small consulting practice at Ernst & Young.  Prior to corporate life, Mr. Blanchette served for more than a decade in the U.S. military in infantry, intelligence, and special operations roles, including the US Army 1st Special Forces and Navy SEAL Team Three.  He possesses MBA, MS, and BA degrees from the University of Maryland University College, the University of North Texas, and James Madison University, respectively.

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