Kathy J. Chorba
Executive Director, California Telehealth Resource Center
Kathy Chorba’s background includes 18 years of telemedicine and health informatics experience, gathered from her previous roles at the Center for Connected Health Policy, the University of California Davis, in the Center for Health and Technology, and the Health Informatics Program. Ms. Chorba was a founding member of the UC Davis Center for Health and Technology (CHT) Telemedicine Program, which began in 1996. She continued working with CHT until 2008.At that time she transitioned to the Health Informatics Program, which teaches the incorporation of information and patient care technologies as tools for the researcher, patient care provider, and general population.
As a member of the Telemedicine Program’s development team, Ms. Chorba played an active leadership role in clinic development, strategic visioning and the development process of new programs and joint ventures. She served as Instructor for the Center for Health and Technology’s Telemedicine Learning Center (TLC) from 1999 to 2008, and assumed the role of TLC Director from 2006 to 2008. As an invited guest speaker, Ms. Chorba has presented telemedicine topics at national and bi-national conferences throughout the United States.
Throughout Ms. Chorba’s history with the UC Davis Health System, she has acquired an extensive clinical operations background in primary care, rural health, and the delivery of specialty care. In her role as Telemedicine Operations Manager, Ms. Chorba has successfully implemented more than 30 UC Davis specialty clinics at more than 40 community hospitals and clinics throughout California. Ms. Chorba’s exposure to the diverse medical needs of California’s rural communities provides her with a wealth of knowledge regarding the challenges and successes of telemedicine.