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Shahid Shah
Health IT Thought Leader

Shahid is an internationally recognized and influential healthcare IT thought leader who is known as “The Healthcare IT Guy” blogger and has served as a health IT advisor to programs within the National Institutes of Health, CTO of Cardinal Health’s CTS unit, Chief Systems Architect for the American Red Cross, and Senior Vice President of Healthcare Technology at COMSYS. In addition to his executive role at simplifyMD, Shahid serves as an on-going consultant to the Executive Office of the President (White House), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Shahid earned his Master’s Degree in Technology Management from the University of Maryland and his Computer Science Bachelors Degree from Penn State University.


He is an influential thought leader and a winner of Federal Computer Week’s coveted “Fed 100″ award given to IT experts that have made a big impact in the government and runs three successful blogs. At he writes about architecture issues, at he provides valuable insights on how to apply technology in health care, at he advises senior federal technologists, and at he gives a glimpse of the health-care IT blogosphere as an aggregator.