Jacob Reider is a family physician who wants the world to be more healthy. He has worked for decades to improve the health of our communities through the innovative use of technology, and the promotion of benevolence in business.
Jacob recently served as the Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services. In his three years at HHS, he was responsible for the policies and programs designed to improve health through the development and implementation of safer, more resilient, reliable, usable, helpful and interoperable information technology.
He has more than 20 years of experience in health information technology with a special interest in user experience, clinical decision support and information portability. He formerly served as Medical Director of Hospital Informatics at Albany Medical Center, and as Associate Dean for Biomedical Informatics at Albany Medical College where he continues to teach on an adjunct basis. He co-founded three successful health IT start-up companies, served as the CMIO Allscripts, of one of the nation’s largest health IT developers, and was on the Executive Committee of the HIMSS EHR Association,as well as the Board of Trustees of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Jacob has also held leadership roles in the American Medical Informatics Association and the New York State Academy of Family Physicians. His interests include organizational leadership and culture, shared clinical decision-making and evidence-based management of common outpatient conditions.