Kathleen Conner

Kathleen Connor

Kathleen Conner, MPA

Health Policy, Insurance, Privacy, and Security IT Standards Subject Matter Expert

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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.