Vikas Khosla, President and CEO
Vikas Khosla is President and CEO of BluePrint Healthcare IT. Vikas leads BluePrint forward with a vision of creating truly connected communities capable of transforming the care experience through innovative uses of healthcare technology. With passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, he initiated the 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 BluePrint's core software and flagship product, Care Navigator™.
Vikas is 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.
Mark E. Ferrari, MS, PMP, CISSP, HCISPP, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Mark Ferrari brings over 20 years of healthcare IT experience to BluePrint with the unique perspective of working both for provider and vendor organizations. Prior to joining BluePrint, Mark served on Siemens Health Services Corporation’s Protected Information Management Council and managed compliance audit preparation and information security accreditation initiatives for Siemens. Mark also held a project leadership role at a Main Line Health, a multi-hospital health system, where he led enterprise-wide clinical and financial systems implementations. Mark currently sits on the New Jersey Health Information Management Systems Society (NJHIMSS) Security and Privacy Task Force. Prior to his involvement in healthcare IT, Mark served as an officer in the United States Air Force. In this role, he commanded a Minuteman nuclear missile system and was responsible for all system operations, security, and constant combat readiness.
Mark received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University, earned a Master of Science in Emergency Management from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and holds certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP), and a HITRUST Certified CSF Practitioner (CCSFP).