Patagonia Health was founded by a team of health industry and IT experts to specifically address the needs of medical practices and behavioral health agencies. Our cutting-edge solution focuses on providing world-class EMR solutions and superior customer support at a price physicians or behavioral health agencies can afford. Our mission at Patagonia Health EMR is all about making EMR fun and simple while helping practices/agencies maximize efficiencies and improve the quality of patient care.

Executive Team
Ashok Mathur
Co-founder & CEO

Ashok has held prior positions as Head, North America software development for Sony Ericsson Mobile and Managing Director, Nortel Networks, International software operations, which is where he gained invaluable knowledge that helped him as the founding executive for Long Board Inc. While leading Long Board he led the paradigm shift from traditional circuit switching to Internet based voice over IP.  He helped the organization raise $37 million from venture capital funding.

Prior to starting Patagonia Health, Ashok served as the Director of Software Development at Misys Healthcare Systems for five years. Based on a deep understanding of healthcare IT market and emerging Software as a Service SaaS business models, Ashok laid the foundation for Patagonia Health.

Abhi Muthiyan
Co-founder & CTO

Prior to co-founding Patagonia Health EMR, Abhi worked to identify markets gaps and revenue streams to develop products and features at Symantec. As an architect and innovator, he holds patents in Storage Area Networking space. He also holds an MBA in New Product Development from NC State University and a BS in Computer Engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune India.
Abhi is a strong customer advocate who designs products and features that solve real business problems.

Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Jennie Byrne, MD, PhD.

Dr. Byrne is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who treats adults with dementia, attention deficit, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems. She also has a doctorate in neurophysiology and has done extensive research on attention, memory and depression. Dr Byrne’s mission is to bring cutting-edge research to the treatment of people with cognitive problems like attention deficits and memory loss. She believes that good communication is essential to medical care and she uses the latest technology to actively communicate with patients, families, caregivers and other health care providers. Her treatment approach includes medication management, cognitive behavioral therapy, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, cognitive testing, and psychoeducation.

L. Faith Birmingham, MD.


Dr. Birmingham received a BS Chemistry from NCSU and graduated from Duke University’s School of Medicine in 1981, followed by a residency at Duke Family Medicine through 1987. She worked for five years in urgent care and locums tenens at Physicians Immediate Care, Raleigh, while raising her young children. In 1993, she joined Kaiser Permanente Family Practice, eventually becoming Chief of Clinical Quality Assurance, Chief of Primary Care, and a board member for the Permanente Medical Group in 1998-99. In a quest for more independence, she joined Family Medical Associates of Raleigh – 4 physicians -- in 1999, ultimately forming her own private practice – Raleigh Family Health Care – in 2003. Dr. Birmingham is a board certified family practice and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Board of Advisors

Tom Skelton

Tom Skelton, with 25 years of experience, is a seasoned Chief Executive with international and public company board experience plus strong knowledge of the technology and healthcare markets. Currently, Tom is CEO of the Foundation Radiology Group, a pre-eminent diagnostic imaging, radiology service bureau and physician practice group. Prior to joining FRG, Tom was President of MED 3000, a national provider of healthcare management & technology services across the nation. Earlier, Tom assumed increasing responsibilities at Misys Healthcare system, a top Healthcare IT company in the USA. As CEO of Misys Healthcare Systems, over six years, Tom grew the revenue from $260M to almost $600M. Tom has served on the Boards of Misys Plc, Microfocus, Plc, the Wake Education Partnership, and the Robert Morris University School of Nursing. Mr. Skelton earned a B.S.B.A. from Robert Morris University, Pittsburg, Pa.

Charles Lambert

Charles Lambert has 11 years experience in the Healthcare IT industry. He is currently CFO of Capario Inc, a healthcare insurance claim clearing house based in California.
Prior to that he spent 10 years as CFO of Misys Healthcare Systems, a division of Misys plc, based in North Carolina. During his tenure at Misys, Charles was involved in a number of acquisitions & divestures. Charles acted, at separate times, as interim president of the Misys clearinghouse division and president of the homecare division as well as sponsoring the roll out of Lean Six Sigma across the division.
Charles has extensive international experience having lived and worked in both the UK and Asia. In his 30 year career he has held executive-level positions at public and privately-held companies in the healthcare, technology and industrial sectors.