BluePath Health's team of industry experts have years of experience working at the cross section of health care, policy and technology. We work together on delivering health care through telehealth, mobile devices and more to improve care quality, lower costs and make Californians healthier.
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.
Libby Sagara brings 15 years of experience in program management, technical writing and facilitation to BluePath Health. Her previous work includes management, business development and communications planning experience in technology and health care, and is skilled in managing clients, teams, technology partners and program funders.
Prior to joining BluePath Health, Ms. Sagara was a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where she managed projects in health information change; strategic and operational planning; life sciences process improvement; and not-for-profit business and transition planning. Before Booz Allen, Ms. Sagara worked at Manatt Health Solutions, the policy and business advisory division of Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP, where she led health information exchange planning and readiness for state and provider organizations.
Ms. Sagara’s prior experience includes instructional design and technology usability management at BenefitPoint; change management and cultural awareness consulting at Cambridge Technology Partners; and high school and middle school teaching in the Bay Area.
She holds a B.A. in International Relations from University of California at Davis.
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.
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.
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.
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.