Ellen Ford-Barton, Senior Vice President Strategy & Operations
As the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Operations, Ellen Ford-Barton is responsible for the overall management, business development, strategic planning, customer satisfaction, quality care program development, and financial planning for Care Navigation Services. With over 18 years of health care experience, Ellen has co-developed, implemented, managed, evaluated and scaled innovative patient management programs resulting in improved customer financial and clinical-quality outcomes and expanded operational reach.
Prior to her tenure at Care Navigation Services, Ellen spent 15 years within the CHRISTUS Health System providing project management, consultative and analytic support in the areas of community health, health informatics, population health, transitional care and telehealth. Specifically, Ellen collaborated with clinical care teams to both manage and support remote patient monitoring and telemedicine programs, all of which demonstrated patient-centered value.
In addition, Ellen’s experience encompasses managing an Institutional Review Board study and clinical trials that focus on improving patient outcomes, developing and implementing quantitative and qualitative research projects, and identifying strategic opportunities for growth.
In collaboration with Shannon Clifton, Ellen has co-authored numerous abstracts, articles and presentations focusing on population health management solutions and was a presenter at the 2016 HIMSS National Conference. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Marketing from The American University in Washington, D.C.