BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ — Mass. Governor Charlie Baker this week announced the appointment of Dr. John Christian Kryder to the Health Policy Commission (HPC), an independent state agency that develops policy to reduce health care cost growth and improve the quality of patient care. Dr. Kryder is a primary care physician who has served in numerous management roles over the last three decades and will fill the board seat designated for a primary care physician.

Governor Charlie Baker

“Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Kryder has been a leader in managing patient care, quality and cost,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “I am pleased to appoint Dr. Kryder to this important Commission as we all work together to improve Massachusetts’ health care system, manage the growth of health care costs and deliver on the needs of patients.”

The HPC’s main responsibilities are overseen by an 11-member board of commissioners. HPC staff and commissioners work together collaboratively to monitor the performance of the health care system, including setting the health care cost growth benchmark; creating standards for care delivery systems that are accountable to better meet patients’ medical, behavioral, and social needs; analyzing the impact of health care market transactions on cost, quality, and access; and investing in community health care delivery and innovations.

Meetings of the HPC’s 11-member Board are held approximately every six weeks throughout the year.

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About John Christian Kryder :
Dr. John Christian Kryder is currently an Executive Partner at Flare Capital, a Boston-based healthcare technology investment group. In addition to chairing the Board of Directors at a telemedicine services organization, InfiniteMD, Dr. Kryder has also recently been an Advisor at GE Ventures, a venture capital subsidiary of General Electric that enables entrepreneurship in the healthcare industry.

He spent twenty-five years as a Clinical Instructor in Medicine in the Medical Engineering and Medical Physics Program at Harvard Medical School, HST Division. Dr. Kryder currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Tufts Medical Center. Previously, Dr. Kryder spent over ten years at several Waltham-based healthcare organizations—as Chief Executive Officer at Verisk Health, Co-Founder of Generation Health and Chief Executive Officer and Founder of D2Hawkeye. Dr. Kryder received a Doctorate of Medicine from Georgetown University and completed his internal medicine residency training in the Harvard Primary Care Program at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. He also received a Master’s in Business Administration from the Sloan School at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Buffalo.