Joseph Conte

Executive Director
Staten Island Performing Provider System
A Senior Health Care Executive with 25 years experience at the nation’s top health systems, Mr. Conte is currently the Executive Director of the Staten Island Performing Provider System (SIPPS). The SIPPS was created to implement the Medicaid redesign program known as DSRIP. The project will focus on achieving the “Triple Aim” for the 180,000 Medicaid patients in the community. The PPS will coordinate the efforts of the local teaching hospitals and over 50 community based collaborators. Previously, Mr. Conte was the Senior VP for Quality, Risk and Health Information Technology at Richmond University Medical Center. He led the RUMC health IT program to be certified for Meaningful Use by the Office of the National Coordinator and to access $11MM in bonus payments. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President of Catholic Health System of Long Island, where he engineered consecutive bond upgrades and earned $100MM in operations in 2010 and 2011. At the NS-LIJ Health System, where he served for over 15 years in various executive capacities, his system-wide programs ultimately culminated in recognition by National Quality Forum as top Health System in the US. An expert in ambulatory care, healthcare accreditation, legal, health information technology, insurance and regulatory matters, Mr. Conte has served on numerous panels and advisory committees. He has experience growing hospital, ambulatory and continuing care programs serving large geographic and population centers. An accomplished speaker and researcher, Mr. Conte is a professor at Wagner College in the Business School and Department of Biological Science as well as adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Public Health. He has published numerous peer review articles and recently authored a chapter in the best selling Health Informatics an Executive Primer.