Jacob Reider

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Jacob M. Reider

Acting National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
In office
October 4, 2013 – January 13, 2014
Preceded byFarzad Mostashari
Succeeded byKaren DeSalvo
Personal details
Spouse(s)Alicia Ouellette

Jacob Reider is an American physician and expert in health information technology policy.[1]


Reider holds a Bachelor of the Arts in cognitive science from Hampshire College, and a Doctor of Medicine from Albany Medical College.[2]


Reider served as CMIO of Allscripts, a developer of Electronic Health Records, Chief Strategy Officer and later CEO of healthcare analytics startup company Kyron, based in Palo Alto, CA.[when?][3][4] He operated as Medical Director of Clinical Systems at CapitalCare Medical Group and Associate Dean of Biomedical Informatics at Albany Medical College. Reider has authored several papers on primary care topics and health information technology.[5]

Reider was Deputy National Coordinator and Chief Medical Officer of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, a staff division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services[6] in the executive branch of the United States Government. Reider was named acting National Coordinator when Farzad Mostashari resigned in October 2013.[7][8] Reider was recognized[by whom?] for leading the organization's work on clinical decision support, usability and health IT safety.[citation needed] During this time, Reider helped to create the regulatory framework for the United States' $30B of investments in health information technology. 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.[9] He was replaced by Karen DeSalvo on January 13, 2014.[10]

As of 2017, Reider serves as CEO of The Alliance for Better Health,[11] a New York State DSRIP PPS and remains co-founder (with Bryan Sivak) of RS Partners, a consulting firm specializing in health innovation, Chief Health Officer of Physera, a health innovation start-up company, and a member of the Board of Directors of Avhana Health, a Clinical Decision Support company.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Reider's father and grandfather were both psychiatrists. Reider has been married to Albany Law School Dean Alicia Ouellette for 29 years, and the couple has two children.[13] Reider lives in Albany, NY and speaks several languages, including Spanish.[14]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Jacob Reider, MD, FAAFP". Alliance for Better Health. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  3. ^ "Jacob Reider named Kyron Chief Strategy Officer". PR Newswire. 2015-02-09. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  4. ^ "Jacob Reider named Kyron Chief Strategy Officer". Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  5. ^ Search Results for author Reider J on PubMed.
  6. ^ "Leadership". HHS.gov. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  7. ^ Dan Bowman (2013-09-26). "Jacob Reider named Acting National Coordinator for ONC; temporary replacement for Mostashari". FierceHealthIT. Retrieved 2013-11-30.
  8. ^ "BREAKING NEWS: Jacob Reider Named Acting National Coordinator for ONC, David Muntz Resigns | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology". Healthcare-informatics.com. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  9. ^ "Jacob Reider named Kyron Chief Strategy Officer". PR Newswire. 2015-02-09. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  10. ^ Murphy, Kyle (2014-01-14). "DeSalvo delivers first remarks to Health IT Policy Committee". Ehrintelligence.com. Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  11. ^ "Leadership | Alliance for Better Health Care, LLC". allianceforbetterhealthcare.com. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  12. ^ https://angel.co/avhana-health
  13. ^ Robert Gavin (2016-01-01). "Albany Law dean optimistic about profession". Albany Times Union. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  14. ^ "Dr. Jacob Reider MD". US News & World Report. Retrieved 2017-12-10.