New CTO Kyle Ryan from Intuit and VP of Product Andrea Kowalski from athenahealth bring extensive experience building scalable cloud-based platforms and market-leading healthcare clinical and business management solutions
IRVINE, Calif., August 9, 2018 –Kareo,the leading provider of cloud-based clinical and business management software for independent medical practices, today announced the appointment of Kyle Ryan as Chief Technology Officer and Andrea Kowalski as Vice President of Product. The two new executives will lead an expansion in product development to deliver enhancements and innovation to the Kareo Platform, an all-in-one technology solution purpose-built to meet the unique needs of independent healthcare providers.
“We’re thrilled to add the leadership, technical expertise, and industry experience that Kyle and Andrea bring to the team,” said Dan Rodrigues, CEO of Kareo. “Kyle led a complex re-platforming effort for Intuit’s TurboTax, working in one of the few industries arguably more complex than healthcare. Andrea led several product initiatives for athenahealth over eight years including an expansion of athenahealth’s clinical solutions and the re-design of their user experience. And both have a strong reputation for building outstanding teams and cultures.”
As Kareo’s new CTO, Kyle Ryan will be responsible for developing the company’s software platform and managing the reliability and security of its network infrastructure. Kyle joins Kareo with 18 years of technology experience in complex industries, including finance, gaming and taxes. He has managed large product and engineering teams to create robust and scalable platforms supporting millions of users. These platforms include TurboTax for Intuit and massively multi-player game titles for Sony. Before joining Kareo, Ryan worked with PwC, consulting on technology strategy and due diligence for private equity clients. Ryan holds a B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.
As Kareo’s new VP of Product, Andrea Kowalski will be responsible for designing new products and enhancements and managing the company’s roadmap and product launches. Andrea joins Kareo with over eight years of experience building clinical product lines, including athenaClinicals for medical specialties, re-designing a more streamlined user interface for the entire athenahealth platform, and moving the company into the hospital market. Prior to athenahealth, Kowalski spent seven years as a software developer and then development manager for Citigroup, creating software for electronic trading. Andrea holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Boston University and an MBA from Babson College.
The expansion of the executive team with these two positions demonstrates Kareo’s continued commitment to helping independent practices succeed. Kowalski and Ryan will oversee a significant expansion in Kareo’s product development efforts to bring new enhancements and innovation to the Kareo Platform. Kowalski and Ryan join an established leadership team at Kareo with extensive experience in healthcare, cloud-based platforms, and high growth software companies well positioned to drive continued growth and market leadership for Kareo in the large and dynamic U.S. healthcare market.
“We believe in the power of independent practices,” continued Rodrigues. “We think it’s the best place for doctors to practice and for patients to receive quality care. We’re honored to help enable their success, so they can continue to play such a vital role in the healthcare system. Kyle and Andrea are the perfect leaders to help us strengthen our market leading clinical, billing and patient engagement solutions and contribute to our positive and unique company culture.”
Kareo is the only cloud-based complete medical technology platform purpose-built to meet the unique needs of independent practices in more than 45 specialties. Today Kareo helps over 45,000 providers in all 50 states run more efficient and profitable practices, while delivering outstanding patient care. The Kareo technology platform is the first to help independent practices find more patients, manage their care with a fully certified and easy-to-use EHR, and get paid quickly all in one complete and integrated package. Kareo has received extensive industry recognition, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 5000 and Black Book's #1 Integrated EHR, Practice Management and Medical Billing vendor as well as the top of the Leader Quadrant in the Frontrunners Software Analysis of EHR. Kareo's growth further demonstrates the expansion and vitality of the independent practice market in the U.S. With offices across the country, Kareo’s mission is to help independent practices succeed in an ever-changing healthcare market.More information can be found at www.kareo.com.