Dr. Jeff Rideout
President & CEO
Dr. Rideout is currently President and CEO of the Integrated Healthcare Association, www.iha.org. The Integrated Healthcare Association is a California statewide multi-stakeholder leadership group that promotes quality improvement, accountability and affordability of health care.
Dr. Rideout holds academic appointments with Stanford University School of Medicine and University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business, teaching on topics related to healthcare technology, services and investment. Dr. Rideout serves as an independent director for the Amedisys Corporation, one of the nation’s largest home health and hospice companies, is an independent director for privately held MatrixCare, was recently a Senior Advisor/EIR to GE Ventures, is Senior Advisor to the American Heart Association’s Worksite Wellness Initiative and frequently advises new health IT and digital health companies.
Previously Dr. Rideout served as the Senior Medical Advisor for Covered California, the state based insurance exchange for California. Together with Medi-Cal expansion, the state of California reduced the number of uninsured in California by 50% in its first year. In this role Dr. Rideout was responsible for quality and network management, including physician and hospital relations.
Previously Dr. Rideout was SVP, Chief Medical Officer for The TriZetto Group, leading strategy around development and delivery of a comprehensive suite of products and services that enable payers, providers and employers improve the cost and quality of care. Dr. Rideout also served as the global leader of the healthcare division for Cisco Systems Internet Business Solutions Group, and Cisco’s Chief Medical Officer, working with health care and public sector leaders to help them use technology to accelerate transformation of the health care industry, and also provided strategic leadership for health benefit value purchasing decisions for Cisco’s 65,000 employees and dependents worldwide. While at Cisco, Dr. Rideout also served as a member of the American Health Information Community (AHIC’s) Chronic Care Workgroup for the US Department of Health and Human Services under the direct leadership of Secretary Michael Leavitt. Prior to Cisco, Dr. Rideout was Chief Medical Officer and SVP for Blue Shield of California and head of Quality Management for Blue Cross of California/WellPoint. Dr. Rideout is currently board chair for Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, which provides permanent housing to low income families in Contra Costa County, California.
Dr. Rideout completed his residency training in internal medicine at University of California, San Francisco and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University. He also holds a master’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.