NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - March 8, 2010 - The TriZetto Group, Inc. today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Rideout, M.D., as senior vice president, care and cost management, and as chief medical officer. Dr. Rideout will lead the systematic expansion of TriZetto's cost and quality of care solutions sets, including value-based benefits, value-based reimbursement and pharmacy utilization management, to help the company's payer customers drive greater value in care for members and providers.
A 15-year veteran of the healthcare industry, Rideout offers TriZetto extensive experience in care and disease management, in healthcare I.T. and in managing healthcare-focused strategic investments. "Only rarely is an organization both positioned and committed to driving meaningful change in healthcare," said Rideout. "TriZetto's Integrated Healthcare Management vision encompasses three areas for payers -- administrative costs, supply-driven costs and demand-driven costs. TriZetto has become well recognized as having the leading administrative solutions that increase efficiency for payers and their employer customers and members. Our new Systematic Health Management effort focuses on the supply and demand drivers to address clinical cost and quality challenges that primarily manifest themselves in unwarranted variations in care, which create significant waste."
Rideout supplies a unique blend of experience to this important position. As former chief medical officer for Blue Shield of California and Cisco Systems, and as the head of quality management for Blue Cross of California/WellPoint and UCSF Stanford Healthcare, Rideout brings broad perspective on how to systematically optimize the coordination of care for consumers in cooperation with their healthcare providers and payers. Dr. Rideout's additional experience in strategic investments, partnerships, early-stage companies and consulting includes work with RelayHealth (now a part of McKesson), Resolution Health (now a part of WellPoint), Certify Data Systems, the HealthVest Fund, Tenet Ventures, APM, and Booz, Allen and Hamilton.
Rideout holds an M.D. from the Harvard Medical School, an M.A. in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University, a B.S. in biology from Stanford University and is a former Rhodes Scholar. He is a faculty member at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business where he teaches a course on healthcare innovation, Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco. Rideout is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He also serves on the board of directors of Medical Teams International, an international medical relief organization that commissions more than 150 volunteer teams a year for global disaster relief and health improvement.