Our Team

Vikas Khosla is CEO of Care Navigator Inc. and its parent company, BluePrint Healthcare IT. Vikas leads Care Navigator forward with a vision of creating truly connected communities capable of transforming the care experience through innovative uses of healthcare technology. In 2016 Vikas charged Care Navigator’s dedicated team of software and care coordination experts with making Care Navigator™ the leading and most innovative care management platform in healthcare.

 

With passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, Vikas initiated the parent company’s path to develop valuable solutions that would accelerate the meaningful use and exchange of healthcare information. Building on the company’s use of disciplined business processes and the real-world implementation experience of its subject matter experts, Vikas led the development of the BluePrint Framework for Transforming Health IT in 2012 which serves as the foundation for every customer engagement.

 

Working in healthcare IT since 1999, Vikas developed one of the first hospital roadmaps for compliance with HIPAA Security and Privacy regulations in 2004. In 2010, Vikas led BluePrint into Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange and care coordination Implementation with frameworks that combined services and software to prepare healthcare systems, IDNs and provider organizations for secure, robust data exchange and care coordination. In 2011, BluePrint's Innovation Exchange program was launched to coalesce the health IT innovation community and accelerate adoption of break-through solutions by providers and payers throughout the industry.

 

Starting in 2012, Vikas engaged clinical, care coordination and technology thought leaders across the industry to envision a disruptive innovation that would profoundly transform the care management experience for patients, providers and caregivers. The direct result of this vision and a two-year development effort resulted in the 2014 release of what is now the core software and flagship product, Care Navigator™.

 

Care Navigator™, continues to gain momentum with customers that have adopted pay-for-performance, medical home, patient and provider engagement initiatives such as health plans, ACOs and others committed to transforming the care delivery experience for their customers. Care Navigator™ represents the culmination of the team’s collective efforts and demonstrates its ability to provide a solution capable of delivering significant, long-lasting value for its customers as the healthcare industry continues to evolve.

 

Vikas has been a board member of New Jersey HIMSS and founding co-chair of the NJ-HIMSS Communications and Security, Privacy and Compliance Taskforce. He has served as a subject matter expert on New Jersey's Health IT Privacy and Security Committee, and frequently speaks on health IT issues. As a member of HIMSS, Vikas has focused on advocacy events nationally and regionally to increase legislative awareness and funding for health IT. Vikas is a graduate of Rutgers University.

Mike leads innovation and marketing initiatives for Care Navigator Inc., along with guiding Care Navigator’s public policy approach to healthcare transformation. Mike’s most recent public policy initiative is  developing the Webinar on Toolkits and Tools for Care Coordination, inspired by the care coordination toolkit developed and published by Care Navigator client, OneCare Vermont, the statewide ACO.  This initiative for sharing best practices in healthcare innovation is in the same spirit as Mike’s leadership of the parent company’s BluePrint Innovation Exchange. (BIX).

 

BIX brought together over 70 provider-based innovation centers in a series of five Innovation Centers Summit Workshops focused on speed dating and best practices and held at Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (Rochester, MN); The Innovation Lab, hosted by the Innovation Institute (Newport Beach, CA); Johns Hopkins Hospital, hosted by Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (Baltimore, MD); Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, (Washington, DC); and Kaiser Permanente Garfield Innovation Center (San Mateo, CA) 2015-2012.

 

The program began with matching health IT innovators and hospitals through a “speed dating” format. This program was recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the White House as a Startup America initiative.

 

Mike has participated in national and regional meetings sponsored by the ONC, as well as state programs focusing on outreach, communications advocacy, and quality care. In addition to co-writing two articles on health IT published in the medical journal, MD Advisor, he jointly developed the patient-centered e-Health graduate course at Stevens Institute of Technology. Mike has created multi-media strategies and conferences reaching physicians, healthcare professionals, hospital CIOs, pharmaceutical marketers, and policy makers.

 

Starting in the e-healthcare sector with Medscape, the physician and consumer portal sold to WebMD, Mike led Elsevier/F-D-C Reports, publisher of The Pink Sheet, and initiated e-Media and news syndication for Elsevier's medical newspapers. He was first exposed to health IT when Medscape merged with MedicaLogic, a pioneer in electronic medical records. He started his sales and marketing career in the newspaper industry after graduating from University of Pennsylvania.

Trish Ambrosio

As VP of Product and Care Management, Trish leads the development of clinical care plans, assessments and educational material for the flagship care coordination platform, Care Navigator™. Trish plays an integral role in defining the product roadmap for Care Navigator™ and assists in the implementation and training process for new customers. Bringing a clinical care coordination perspective to the team, she also focuses on care coordination program design, reporting and analytics.

 

Trish brings over 20 years of experience in a wide array of specialty areas across the entire care continuum. She has held both field and leadership positions with companies such as Healthways, Care Innovations, and Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, where she was involved with product development and helped a variety of healthcare sector customers with the implementation of remote patient monitoring systems into their care management programs. Trish also provided oversight of all accreditation and CQI clinical initiatives (NCQA, HEDIS) and worked with customers to integrate telehealth systems into their existing EHR systems (Horizon, VISTA, Epic). Before moving into the healthcare technology space over ten years ago, Trish spent her time in case management and disease management. She is also a published author and speaker with a patent in remote patient monitoring technology.

 

Trish has a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and Bachelor's degree in Human Health and Development from the University of California, Davis and has been pursuing work toward her Doctorate. In addition to being a Certified Case Manager, Trish is a current member of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing and Case Management Society of America.

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Jodi Goudreau is the Director of Customer Experience for Care Navigator Inc. She works closely with customers, their executive leadership, as well as technical, care management and business teams to ensure the successful implementation, utilization and adoption of the award-winning Care Navigator™ shared care management platform.

 

Jodi’s expertise includes over 15 years in a variety of project, program and implementation management roles for health technology, care management and healthcare service companies like Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, National Sleep Therapy and Health Dialog, Inc.  She has directed a national team of integration specialists charged with increasing utilization across healthcare offerings as well as streamlining technology onboarding and training aspects of implementation.  She has also provided consulting services enabling the design, implementation and launch of a new web-based health management platform supporting the first client and revenue for a startup company. 

 

She lives in New Hampshire and loves spending time with her family.  She enjoys all kinds of outdoor sports and activities, as well as volunteering her time with the Make-A-Wish® Foundation as a Wish Granter.

Marvin bioMarvin leads the mobile and web technology development for the Care Navigator™ product line. With more than 15 years’ experience developing in web technologies, he delivers robust solutions to clients’ challenges and dedication to the unique needs healthcare users. In addition to web and app development for small business to large enterprises, Marvin leads interface and interoperability for Care Navigator™, bring six-plus years of experience to developing interfaces for HL7 v2 and v3.

 

Marvin graduated Cum Laude from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He relishes being on the forefront of web technologies and bringing the Care Navigator™ roadmap to life.

 

ADVISORY BOARD

JimDr. Jim Walton, DO, MBA, FACP, serves as Senior Medical Advisor for Care Navigator. Jim is President & CEO of Genesis Physicians Group, Dallas, and Former Chief Health Equity Office & VP Quality Performance, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas.  Genesis Physicians Group is the largest independent physician practice association (IPA) in North Texas, comprising more than 1,400 physician members representing more than 70 specialties. Joining Genesis in 2013, he led the organization to create one of the region’s only physician-led, clinically integrated accountable care organizations (ACO), providing direction and support to Genesis physicians relative to clinical care redesign and physician collaboration across specialties. He now serves as the President of TXCIN, an ACO collaboration of four North Texas IPAs and various specialty groups. Prior to his current role, Dr. Walton held a number of executive leadership roles within Baylor Health Care System from 1996–2013, including his last role as Vice President of Network Performance for Baylor’s ACO.



In 2015, Dr. Walton was elected to serve as President of the 7,000+ physician member Dallas County Medical Society, and in 2016, he was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians. From 2002–2012, Walton provided strategic leadership and medical direction for the Dallas County Medical Society’s Project Access Dallas, a volunteer network of more than 2,000 physicians and 15 hospitals providing comprehensive health care access to uninsured people throughout Dallas County. Dr. Walton is a 1982 graduate of the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas and is Board Certified by the American College of Internal Medicine. Dr. Walton earned a Master in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 2009.

 

Dr. Walton is married to Dr. Rhonda Walton, and has five adult children and one grandson. In his leisure time, he enjoys backpacking and biking. He is also an active volunteer using his clinical skills serving at a local charity clinic, while also using his business skills working with incarcerated felons in a Texas-based prison entrepreneurship program.

TalliaDr. Alfred Tallia, MD, MPH, serves as Senior Medical Advisor for Care Navigator Inc. Dr. Tallia is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick. He received his B.S. in biological sciences from Fordham University, his M.D. from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and his M.P.H. in healthcare organization and administration from Rutgers. He completed family medicine residency and fellowships at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia.  A university Master Educator, he serves in many university leadership roles, and is a Fellow in the Rutgers Center for Organizational Development and Leadership.

 

Earlier in his career, in addition to managing a university affiliated primary care corporation, he served as vice chair and associate director of research, during which time he fostered the growth of the Family Medicine department’s health system change and quality of care oriented research, which ranks among the top schools in external funding. The author of a popular medical review textbook in its 8th edition, and more than 100 published abstracts, book chapters, and scientific publications, he has been principal or co- principal investigator of multiple broadly funded grants focused on health system quality of care, organization, and function. While leading the medical school's flagship New Brunswick based residency, recognized for providing innovative community based training for family physicians, he won the STFM national Research Award for the landmark study (Academic Medicine 1994) that demonstrated family medicine residencies reduce patient care costs for hospitals and the healthcare system.

 

In 2010 he conceptualized and initiated development of Robert Wood Johnson Partners which serves to bring the research, educational, and clinical resources of Rutgers University and the Robert Wood Johnson Health System to solve contemporary problems in health care delivery for patients across the socioeconomic spectrum. During his time as the founding executive director, this clinically integrated system grew to serve more than 35,000 Medicare and commercially insured lives in seven counties of central New Jersey, included a network of more than 200 primary care and 700 specialty care physicians, five hospitals, and multiple post-acute facilities, and met quality and financial targets to achieve shared savings.  RWJ Partners was recognized in October 2015 by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of ‘100 ACOs to Know.’

 

Nationally, he is a respected member of the executive board (board of directors) of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the organization responsible for development and oversight of competency assessments for physicians in the United States. In addition, he chairs the Composite Committee governing the United States Medical Licensing Examination program, the common licensure assessment pathway for all foreign and domestic medical school graduates. He also has served on the executive committee of the Washington-based Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, the coalition of Fortune 500 payers, providers, and consumers advancing healthcare reform, and on the boards of Horizon (Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey) Health Innovations, and the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Health System. He continues to serve on boards of numerous other public and private health-related organizations.