Meet Shahid N. Shah MS [Our Newest IT Thought-Leader]

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By Ann Miller; RN, MHA

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Shahid N. Shah is an internationally recognized healthcare thought-leader across the Internet. He is a consultant to various federal agencies on technology matters and winner of Federal Computer Week’s coveted “Fed 100” Award, in 2009.

Professional Career

Over a twenty year career, Shahid built multiple clinical solutions and helped design-deploy an electronic health record solution for the American Red Cross and two web-based eMRs used by hundreds of physicians with many large groupware and collaboration sites. As ex-CTO for a billion dollar division of CardinalHealth, he helped design advanced clinical interfaces for medical devices and hospitals. Mr. Shah is senior technology strategy advisor to NIH’s SBIR/STTR program helping small businesses commercialize healthcare applications.

He runs four successful blogs: At he writes about architecture issues; at he provides valuable insights on applying technology in health care; at he advises senior federal technologists; and at he gives a glimpse of HIT as an aggregator.

Industry Awards

Mr. Shah is a Microsoft MVP (Solutions Architect) Award Winner for 2007, and a Microsoft MVP (Solutions Architect) Award Winner for 2006. He also served as a HIMSS Enterprise IT Committee Member. Mr. Shah received a BS in computer science from the Pennsylvania State University and MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland.


Shahid is also contributing the chapter on HIT in the third edition of our book “Business of Medical Practice” [Transformational Health 2.0 Profit Maximization for Savvy Doctors], now in-progress

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One Response

  1. Mr. Shah,

    John Halamka MD is CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Here is his top 10 barriers to successfully deploying an eHR system:

    PS: Congrats on your nomination as ME-P thought-leader.



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