Meet the Team
Health Information and Analysis Programs
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Health Care Data Analyst
Mike has been with the Office of Health Care Statistics since 2002. He currently works on the Business Team, performing several office functions including data privacy, compliance oversight, administrative rulemaking, project management and ERISA Opt-In. Mike serves as the OHCS Records Officer and also provides assistance to the Data Use Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the Utah Health Data Committee. Mike is recognized as a Certified Public Manager in the State of Utah and is a Great Basin Public Health Scholar.
Mike graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in economics. Afterward, he received an MBA from the University of Phoenix. During his initial years with OHCS, Mike managed several projects evaluating various Medicaid programs, created news releases announcing HDC products, co-authored a set of consumer reports using HDC data, worked as a Legislative Liaison for UDOH, and served as a part-time staff member for the UDOH Ombudsman Office.
Kimberly Partain McNamara
Senior Research Analyst
Kimberly is the Senior Research Analyst for the Office of Health Care Statistics. She joined the Utah Department of Health in 2000 as a Research Consultant for the Office of Public Health Assessment, where she spent 13 years before moving to her current role with OHCS. During her time with OPHA, Kimberly was the manager of the Utah Health Status Survey and later worked on the IBIS project as the survey’s data manager. Kimberly’s main responsibilities and work with OHCS include managing the CAHPS project, acting as Utah’s representative for the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), and working with facilities data. Her interests include all aspects of survey design and analysis, learning new programming languages and techniques, and the dissemination of data with end-users in mind.
Kimberly has a master’s degree in family ecology with an emphasis in environment and behavior and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Utah. She has over 20 years of SAS programming experience. In her spare time, she serves on the board of directors for the American Migraine Foundation as a patient advocate, is a Girl Scout leader, and works on designing her garden with her family. Her favorite week of the year is when she unplugs and spends time off grid with her family at the cabin her Grandpa built on a very cold creek, high in the Colorado Rockies.
Department of Technology Services Staff
All Payer Claims Database Administrator
David works for the Utah Division of Technology Services, and has supported the Office of Health Care Statistics since 2012, where he serves as the senior database administrator for the All Payer Claims Database. He also assists with data quality and compliance for the APCD, analyzes data using MS SQL Server SQL software, generates reports, provides leadership on claims data and health system reporting; assists stakeholders with access and analysis of APCD data, and serves as an overall technical resource.
As part of the Division of Technology Services team, Matt has over 27 years of experience in the IT industry, including applications, analyst, and database administration positions. He also has experience in the banking and retail food industries. For the past 14 years, he has been focused on managing and administering databases in a variety of formats. Matt’s role with supporting OHCS is to maintain, optimize, and update the databases to make them more accessible and functional.