by Jasmine Phiri
February 12, 2019
Director, Policy and Government Affairs,
Doctor On Demand
Latoya Thomas is the Director of Policy and Government Affairs for Doctor on Demand and has a deep expertise in shaping statutory and regulatory policies nationwide that facilitate better delivery of care, cost reduction, internet connectivity and transparency between consumers, providers and insurers. She is a published author, has spoken extensively on matters involving digital health including testimony before legislative and regulatory bodies, and works with a range of stakeholders including providers, health plans, tech companies, startups, and state officials to ensure that the use and deployment of telehealth is achieved through affective policymaking.
Prior to joining Doctor on Demand, Latoya worked as a Director of Policy for the American Telemedicine Association, 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.