CA HIT Day 2016Speaker Bios
Principal Security Engineer
Christopher Clark, a twenty-two year veteran of the Information Technology world, is a Principal Security Engineer at Synopsys Inc. Chris utilizes his extensive background and experience to help organizations effectively integrate meaningful security practices into their environment.
Director, Informatics, Data Analysis, and Research
Dr. Tamayo-Sarver is the Director of Informatics, Data Analysis, and Research at CEP America. He oversees the organizational data strategy, evaluates the effects of programs and practices, and leverages data to provide the information needed for CEP America to provide the highest quality and most efficient patient care. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics. Dr. Tamayo Sarver received his bachelor's degree with honors in biochemistry from Harvard University, a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, and a 10X10 certificate in medical informatics from Oregon Health Sciences University. He completed his PhD at Case Western Reserve University in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, where his dissertation was the development and publication of a novel model describing how physicians make clinical decisions in practice. He has been a principal investigator and co-investigator on federal research grants and has over 20 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Tamayo-Sarver also spent a year working as an EMT and health educator in El Salvador before he completed his residency in emergency medicine at Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles and joined CEP America in 2008.
Director, State Policy Resource Center
American Telemedicine Association
Latoya Thomas is the Director, State Policy Resource Center for the American Telemedicine Association. In this capacity, she works with ATA members, affiliates, and state officials on legislative and regulatory issues affecting the use and deployment of telehealth services.
Prior to joining the ATA, Latoya worked as an Associate Director of Government Affairs for the National Association for Home Care and Hospice to advance the use of technologies within the home health care industry, and also to ensure equitable access to health information technologies for all involved in the care continuum. She served as Research and Communications Strategist for the National HIT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT) to promote their core message of using health IT as a tool to reduce health disparities, and improve patient engagement and access to care.