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Daniel Cidon
Chief Technology Officer

With an unwavering commitment to innovation and success, Daniel Cidon has been a pioneer in the health information technology industry for the last twenty years. As CTO and co-founder of NextGate Solutions, Inc., a global leader in enterprise health data integration specializing in patient ID matching, Dan has been focused on leveraging technology to turn problems into opportunities to make a difference.

 

As far back as the early 1990s, Dan noticed a significant increase in the amount of duplicate and incomplete patient data while implementing interface engines. The issue only proliferated as adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) to replace paper charts became more widespread. With the goal of finding a way to compare and accurately link together medical data, Dan co-founded NextGate to solve the issue of poor patient record management and identification in healthcare.

 

Today, Dan is responsible for shaping NextGate’s long-term technical vision and turning emerging technologies into leading-edge solutions. As a specialist in the intricate domain of pattern analysis and probabilistic matching algorithms, he brings innovative and pragmatic solutions to the company’s product portfolio. Dan believes that in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare environment, information technology companies cannot settle for incremental improvements, but rather undergo relentless transformations to help hospitals and health systems thrive in a data-rich, interconnected era.

 

Dan is a credible industry thought leader, educator and mentor in the areas of healthcare interoperability, standards development and integration, frequently speaking and writing about the quality, operational and safety issues related to siloed and incomplete patient data in healthcare. As a respected voice in patient identification technology and biometrics, Dan is the author of several published articles and a sought-after expert in health IT. He is a regular contributor to Health Data Management magazine and was recently recognized as a CTO of Year nominee by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

 

Dan holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. When Dan is not wearing his CTO hat, he enjoys playing piano, woodworking, photography and building cool stuff with his kids.