Shahid Shah is an award-winning Government 2.0, Health IT, Bio IT & digital Medical Device Inventor & entrepreneurial CTO with over 32 years of technology strategy, architecture, and engineering experience. He is an internationally recognized and influential healthcare IT thought leader who is known as “The Healthcare IT Guy” across the Internet. He is a consultant to various federal agencies on IT matters and winner of Federal Computer Week’s coveted “Fed 100” award given to IT experts that have made a big impact in the government. Shahid has architected and built multiple clinical solutions over his almost 20-year career. He helped design and deploy the American Red Cross’s electronic health record solution across thousands of sites; he’s built two web-based EMRs now in use by hundreds of physicians; he’s designed large groupware and collaboration sites in use by thousands; and, as an ex-CTO for a billion dollar division of CardinalHealth he helped design advanced clinical interfaces for medical devices and hospitals.
Shahid also serves as a senior technology strategy advisor to NIH’s SBIR/STTR program helping small businesses commercialize their healthcare applications. Shahid runs three successful blogs. At http://shahid.shah.org he writes about architecture issues, at The Healthcare IT Guy he provides valuable insights on how to apply technology in health care, at http://www.federalarchitect.com he advises senior federal technologists, and at HITSphere he gives a glimpse of the health-care IT blogosphere as an aggregator.