Kathleen Conner, MPA
Health Policy, Insurance, Privacy, and Security IT Standards Subject Matter Expert
Delivering targeted, innovative results by leveraging global thinking and finessing industry relationships
based on over 20 years of health information technology and policy domain expertise: Kathleen Connor
has worked in the health policy and information technology arena for over 20 years, and is keenly aware
of their interdependencies. Her particular areas of interest are semantic interoperability, privacy and
security standards and technologies, and in improving the efficiency of healthcare business processes and
electronic information exchange.
Kathleen is president of Baycliffe Strategies, Inc. a Washington State woman owned small business
consultancy founded in 2011, which provides subject matter expertise to projects focusing on
interoperability standards for healthcare privacy, security, financial, and quality measures.
For three years to founding her consultancy company, Kathleen held the position of Principal Program
Manager for Health Standards and Interoperability within the Microsoft Health Solutions Group (HSG),
where she was responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and participating in the development of policies and
standards that impact Microsoft Amalga and HealthVault products and services.
For seven years prior to her Microsoft position, Kathleen was the Director of Health Information
Standards and HIPAA Architect for FOX Systems, Inc., a Scottsdale, Arizona health consultancy firm,
which primarily serves clients in the government health care sector including Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services (CMS) and state Medicaid Agencies for HIPAA and the Medicaid Information
Technology Architecture; the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) for the
Behavioral Health Information Technology Architecture.
For eight years prior moving to the private sector, Kathleen held policy and information technology
positions at the Washington State Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Insurance
Commissioner, and Utilities and Transportation Commission.