Jeffrey Rideout, a physician, was named chief strategy officer of Certify Data Systems.
Rideout, 47, a former Cisco Systems executive, is returning to the vendor side of healthcare after spending nearly one year as chief medical officer of Health Evolution Partners, a healthcare investment firm in San Diego founded by former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Brailer.
Rideout said the chance to work with a company that has a vision for integrating systems was too good to pass up. It was a chance to get back into healthcare IT with an exciting product, he said in an e-mail.
San Jose, Calif.-based Certify Data Systems develops interoperable health information exchange applications.