ABOUT BLUEPATH HEALTH

We are a full service healthcare consulting firm with many years of experience across all segments of the healthcare industry, including health IT, providers and policy makers. Our team brings deep skills in strategy development, policy analysis, technology implementation, data science and communication and design to our client engagements to expand patient access, increase reimbursement, improve practice management and more.

Team

Timi Leslie, Founder

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BluePath Health founder Timi Leslie has worked for more than 20 years with healthcare policy organizations, IT providers and consulting firms. With her “inside the beltway” experience at federal healthcare agencies, Ms. Leslie offers a unique combination of expertise in both national and California health care policy and regulation. She is a recognized expert in health IT and health care policy, analysis and futures, and is frequently asked to join policy committees and to contribute to and speak at industry events.

Ms. Leslie began her career as part of the health care and technology strategy practices at Andersen Consulting and Coopers and Lybrand. She left the consulting industry to lead product management and business development for CareScience’s health information exchange and interoperability division.

After four years at CareScience, Ms. Leslie started a boutique health care consulting firm that later merged with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a legal and health policy firm. Prior to founding BluePath Health, she was a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton where she lead the San Francisco commercial and government health care practice.

Ms. Leslie brings broad-based experience working with public and private boards and executive leadership to her BluePath clients. She has worked with think tanks and policy groups to convene and facilitate summit meetings on health care policy and strategy.

Ms. Leslie is also an expert on the future of health IT. In 2013, she served as a judge for Allscript’s Open App Challenge for which 98 developers entered applications that integrate directly with the company’s EHR software. She is an advisor and judge for the Southern California Health Technology Acceleration Program (HTAP), created in 2011 by the von Liebig Entrepreneurism Center at UC San Diego.

She holds a B.S. in civil and environmental engineering from University of California at Davis.

Elizabeth (Libby) Sagara

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Libby Sagara has deep experience in health care and technology program management, facilitation, business development and communications. Her work focuses on managing clients, teams, technology partners and program funders. Prior to consulting for BluePath Health, she was a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where she managed projects in health information exchange, strategic and operational planning, life sciences process improvement, and not-for-profit business planning. Libby worked at Manatt Health Solutions, the policy and business advisory division of Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP, where she managed health information exchange planning efforts. Her past experience includes instructional design and technology usability management at BenefitPoint, and change management and communications consulting at Cambridge Technology Partners. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from University of California at Davis.

Matt Meyanathan

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Matt Meyanathan provides BluePath clients with analysis and strategic review of issues related to California-based health care policies and practices. Previously, Mr. Meyanathan was a consultant to Health Evolution Partners, a health care private equity firm. He has experience in investment analysis, market research, and operational due diligence.

Mr. Meyanathan began his career at Abbott Laboratories where he was involved in the medical device sector. While a Abbot he worked as a process/quality engineer, improving manufacturing as well as new product development.

Mr. Meyanathan holds a MBA from the University of Toronto and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.

John Weir

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John Weir has over 18 years of senior management experience in healthcare technology, spanning an array of national and regional initiatives. With a rich history in vendor client services leadership, he has paved the way in EHR and population health management software rollout and integrations, building methodologies and teams focused on client satisfaction and product utilization. He has a keen ability to effectively align technology use with strategies to improve outcomes and quality across the care continuum.

Mr. Weir’s skills include developing large-scale programs and new service lines for both private and government clients and completing many large-scale clinical data integration projects for hospitals and physician organizations. He has provided project management of an Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) CMMI grant with 15 healthcare organizations to leverage healthcare data analytics to improve care coordination and population health management. He also led a pioneering EHR adoption program for primary care physicians, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), called DOQ-IT. This program offered insight into technical assistance, financial incentives and EHR systems requirements that could aid CMS in achieving higher EHR adoption rates.

As a client services executive, he has led implementation and account management teams for organizations including Phytel Inc., Allscripts and Lumetra Healthcare Solutions, driving new business and excellent client satisfaction results. As a business leader, he provides strategy development, business planning, and project execution for organizations and is adept at influencing multi-stakeholder groups to ensure team harmonization and delivery of commitments within tight budgets and aggressive deadlines.

John holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in history and political science from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. Additionally, he completed graduate-level courses in computing and information systems at University of Ulster in Northern Ireland before starting his career in healthcare technology.

Emily Brower Auchard

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Emily Brower Auchard has 20 years of experience providing communications, content strategy and editing services for technology, biotech and health care companies of all sizes. Her work at BluePath Health has included white papers on health IT topics, such as telehealth and health information exchange, and isssue briefs on California health IT policy. She also provides content strategy and development for BluePath Health clients for blogs and social media.

Her previous work in health care includes developing user interface copy for consumer-facing health care technology and producing case studies on health care application design and architecture for companies such as Practice Fusion and MedicaLogic.

While working in the the high-tech industry, she provided communications services for a wide range of technology companies including industry leaders, including Apple, NeXT Computer and Sun Microsystems, as well as many start-ups.

Ms. Auchard holds a B.A. with Honors from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

Michael Hogarth, MD, FACP, FACMI

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Dr. Hogarth is a professor of medical informatics and medicine at UC Davis. He currently leads the development and on-going technical operation of the California Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS), the largest electronic death registration system in the United States. His team also developed the Maryland EDRS, which went live in 2015.

Since 2010, he has also served as the Chief Medical Information Officer and informatics lead for the UC-wide Athena Breast Health Network project, which includes electronic patient-reported information from over 100,000 women in California.

Dr. Hogarth is the UC Davis site informatics lead for the pSCANNER network, a PCORI-funded distributed clinical research data network (CDRN) with access to over 30 million patient records. He is also Medical Director of the UCDHS “Clinical Registries” group, which manages over a dozen clinical registries used for quality improvement and clinical outcomes research within UC Davis.

Dr. Hogarth holds a degree in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M and a medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his internal medicine training at the UC Davis Medical Center in 1995 and a fellowship in medical informatics in the UC Davis Department of Pathology in 1997.

Robby Franceschini, JD, MPH

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Robby Franceschini supports BluePath Health’s policy work with his experience and background in law and health policy. While in graduate school, he worked with the health IT contracting group at the Cleveland Clinic’s legal department and on Medi-Cal policy at the National Health Law Program’s Los Angeles office.

Robby also has experience in science and technology policy and ethics. In 2016, while he was an AAAS Emerging Leaders in Science and Society Fellow, he led an interdisciplinary team of graduate students that conducted a yearlong series of stakeholder engagement and policy forums on U.S. drinking water policy.. Additionally, he has worked as a research assistant on NIH- and Wellcome Trust-funded projects focused on clinical research ethics. He was named a David A. Winston Health Policy Scholar and a Judge Henry Clay Agnew Memorial Scholar in 2016.

Robby holds a JD and an MPH from the University of Washington.

Erika Cerutti

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Erika Cerutti has over 20 years of experience in bookkeeping and executive administration for a variety of industries. She brings her combined expertise in technical bookkeeping and professional soft skills to help BluePath Health achieve their objectives.

Managing accounting functions, project schedule coordination, and client service with aplomb, Ms. Cerutti is well-established as an office manager and bookkeeper extraordinaire in Marin County. Skilled at project coordination and developing administrative systems, she also possesses professional empathy and discretion with her background in nursing. Ms. Cerutti began her career as a registered nurse at Berkeley-Orinda Women’s Health and with Marta Spain, M.D., in Greenbrae.

Ms. Cerutti holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Samuel Merritt School of Nursing at Saint Mary’s College. She earned a registered nurse license and public health nurse license, then later obtained a national bookkeeper certification and a certificate of applied accounting.

Summer Interns

Callie Monroe WattsSummer 2016

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Callie Monroe Watts is currently sophomore at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she majors in economics. She has just been accepted to a study abroad program in London for fall 2018.

Her summer working at BluePath Health was an amazing experience. First of all, she worked under people passionate and knowledgeable about their field, which she found very inspiring. She also increased her understanding of the current health care ecosystem, including its structure, its flaws, and its future. Last but not least, she improved her research and synthesizing skills while collecting data and information about different health care companies.

Michael Buhl
Summer 2014

Internship Experience

Mike Buhl graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Systems Engineering and Economics in May of 2016. Mike is currently in his second year with Ernst & Young, where he serves as a technology consultant within the financial services sector. He has consulted for multiple financialinstitutions, including a leading US broker-dealer, a government-sponsored mortgage enterprise, and a banking institution. Mike currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.

During the summer of 2014, Mike was an intern at BluePath Health, which he says was an incredible and valuable experience. He had first-hand experience of the consulting lifestyle, and felt like part of the team. During the summer, he interacted with clients, participated in meetings, took ownership of work products, and learned all about the healthcare industry, telehealth initiatives, and consulting. For one project, he create heat maps and the visualizations of OSHPD specialist data for California counties to highlight specialist needs and pinpoint telehealth opportunities. The skills he gained from his internship still help his career today.

The Story Behind BluePath Health

At BluePath Health, we field a lot of questions about our company name. There are many ‘blue’ entities in healthcare— Blue Shield and Blue Cross to name just two—but the inspiration for our name comes from water. Specifically, an innovative strategy for global water management called “the blue path”, that addresses policy, technology and strategy for sustainable clean water delivery. Quality healthcare requires a similarly integrated approach to improve access, increase efficiency and ensure sustainability.

BluePath Health’s mission is to provide policy organizations, technology innovators and health care providers and payers with innovative solutions that address strategy, policy and technology and deliver sustainable and lasting improvement for community health. Our blue path leads to quality healthcare that is both life giving and life preserving.

BluePath Health

929 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Suite 101C
Kentfield, CA 94904
T: 415 378-3754 

info@bluepathhealth.com