Karen Dyer is the Director of the CLIA program at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Baltimore, Maryland. She is a registered Medical Technologist with certification in Laboratory Management. She received a BA degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Health Science and Policy. She is the CLIA subject matter expert on Electronic Health Records and the Patient Access regulation. Prior to joining the CLIA program at CMS, Karen was employed by the Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical Laboratories, as an Affiliate Laboratory Supervisor and Point of Care Testing Coordinator.