PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kyron announced today that Jacob Reider, MD has joined as Chief Strategy Officer. Reider will bring his health IT expertise and vision for the future of healthcare to complement Kyron's technology expertise. He will oversee all aspects of the company's strategy and lead its product vision and customer and partnership development.
"We are very excited to have a true visionary join the team," said Louis Monier, founder and CEO of Kyron, and a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur. "Jacob is a well-respected creative thinker who recognizes the value of technology in reinventing patient care."
"Jacob is respected and admired by all the stakeholders in the healthcare IT industry. His credibility, expertise, and leadership are second to none," says John Halamka, the Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
As Deputy National Coordinator and Chief Medical Officer for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Reider was widely recognized for leading the organization's work on clinical decision support, usability and health IT safety. He was Chair of the Health IT Standards Committee and led ONC's policy work on health IT certification and its relationship to the CMS EHR incentive programs.
Prior to this, Reider was Chief Medical Informatics Officer at AllScripts, Medical Director for clinical systems at CapitalCare Medical Group in Albany, New York, Associate Dean of Biomedical Informatics at Albany Medical College and Medical Director of Hospital Informatics at Albany Medical Center Hospital. A board certified family physician and Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Reider practiced family medicine (including obstetrics) at least half-time for most of his career, and remains clinically active.
Kyron is a stealth startup whose mission is to enable personalized medicine through deep analysis of medical data with advanced machine learning. Kyron was founded in mid-2013 and received seed funding from Khosla Ventures. It has assembled a world-class team of software architects, physicians, informaticians, machine learning gurus, health IT veterans and health policy experts. For additional information, please visit http://kyron.com/