Shahid Shah is a Gov 2.0, Digital Health, Life Sciences & Med Device Innovator/Inventor, Speaker, Entrepreneur, CTO
Washington D.C. Metro Area | Computer Software
Iâ€™m a company builder. I love making products that require complex engineering skills but need to be easy to deploy and use. My passion is innovation that improve peopleâ€™s lives in measurable ways. My experience has been in regulated, security-conscious, safety-critical industries such as Med Devices, Digital Health (health IT), Life Sciences, and Gov 2.0 because theyâ€™re usually creating the most important products and services.
I'm a C-suite native that can easily blend in with technical and engineering teams that need to deliver revenue-generating solutions to the marketplace. I have years of leadership experience that have helped transform product teams from marginal to high performance. My strategic foresight, thinking, and execution capabilities help companies understand their technology strategy weaknesses and help renovate their architecture and engineering groups into business focused technology units that can deliver high margin, high revenue, and high value solutions.
My communications skills are top notch. I can easily explain complex technical topics to non-technical colleagues in board rooms as well as stand up and speak about industry trends or deep technology topics at public and private events in front of thousands of people. Iâ€™ve spoken at dozens of conferences and many of my presentations are publicly available at www.SpeakerDeck.com/shah. I love sharing my skills and knowledge as both a social media influencer (author, blogger) and a private consensus-builder (when leading projects).
My software/hardware engineering and cybersecurity body of knowledge is up to date because I roll up my sleeves to create code when appropriate & dive into system architecture and design when required. I also conduct technology due diligence exercises for corporate acquisition or product integration requirements. My deep engineering and communications skills are both on display at my blog www.HealthcareGuy.com.
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Member Board of Directors (2014 - Present)
Chairman, HealthIMPACT Conferences (2013 - Present)
Information Management Network (IMN)
I chair the IMN HealthIMPACT forums which bring together health system CIOs, CMIOs, physician IT leadership, group practice managers, and innovators to evaluate and implement technologies that have measurable IMPACT on care delivery and organizational performance.
Investor, Member Board of Directors (2012 - Present)
Chairman, Strategic Board of Advisors (2012 - Present)
OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance)
Advising new DoD and VA founded organization on formation of open innovations and open source software for healthcare industry.
Investor (2008 - Present)
Angel investor in this innovative real estate tech firm.
Managing Editor (2005 - Present)
I founded and run one the web's oldest healthcare IT aggregators where the daily conversations of dozens of premium health technology bloggers is curated into one convenient site.
co-Founder and CEO (2001 - Present)
Netspective Communications LLC
Netspective is a provider of technology strategy, sales and marcomm expertise, as well as architecture and engineering solutions to government agencies/contractors, systems integrators, health IT vendors, med device manufacturers, and life sciences customers.
From ideation to execution, we extend your enterprise in these ways:
* Leadership Augmentation via Fractional CTO Services, Roadmapping & Planning, plus Mentoring & Coaching
* Extend R&D teams through Tech Strategy Development, Outsourced Coding & Engineering, Outsourced QA & Validation, and Regulatory Strategy development
* Extend Product Marketing teams with Ideation, Requirements & Prototyping, Product Management, and Market Validation
* Extend Sales groups via Market Education, Sales Strategy Development, Social Sales & Collaboration, and Lead Gen Assistance
All of our capabilities are centered around deep technical talent and senior executive experience that can applied to help create high margin, high revenue, and high value solutions.
co-Founder and CTO (2007 - 2013)
Co-founded and served as CTO of this digital healthcare startup that created a Meaningful Use Certified Electronic Health Records (EHR) solution for small to medium sized medical offices. simplifyMD merged with Azalea Health in 2014.
SVP Healthcare Technology Strategy (2002 - 2004)
Helped develop technology strategy for a new healthcare products and services division of COMSYS after the purchase of Physia intellectual property assets.
co-Founder and CTO (1999 - 2001)
Co-founded this healthcare-focused Internet ASP startup and reported to Chief Executive Officer; created, grew, and led the team that built and deployed a high-volume healthcare transaction processing site.
Developed and managed large-scale complex software applications with integrated hand-held (mobile, Palm, PocketPC) and e-mail functionality. Managed the Intellectual Property associated with all software applications.
Developed a unique, highly-personalized, dbms-agnostic integrated OLTP and data warehouse for the healthcare community that could manage millions of patient records for any healthcare participant (clinics, hospitals, insurance companies).
Translated business needs into technical specifications and technical needs into business specifications, managed project plans, and created realistic project schedules on "Internet-time".
Senior System Architect and Lead Software Engineer (1995 - 1999)
Northrop Grumman (formerly TRW)
As a contractor for Northrop Grumman, led the technical team responsible for the development of the American Red Cross National Biomedical Computer Systems (NBCS) Releases 1.0 and 1.1. The Red Cross NBCS system is the largest automated blood collection and distribution system in the world, responsible for delivery of over 50% of the blood supply in the United States. NBCS is deployed over a heterogeneous, distributed client/server environment with IBM AIX and Microsoft NT servers, and host-based and Microsoft Windows clients. Responsible for team leadership, software specifications, software development (ANSI C/C++ and UNIX Shell scripts), design reviews, code reviews, code management, scheduling, interviewing, and hiring.
Led the technical team responsible for the development and deployment of several client/server components of NBCS Release 1.1. These include medium-size applications that perform centralized reporting services (using Web/CGI applications, Crystal Reports and Delphi) and telerecruiting (using the web).
Computer Scientist (Software Engineer) (1990 - 1994)
Worked as civilian researcher at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in White Oak, MD (which later moved to Dahlgren, VA). Developed C++ software on a team project. C++ application was for ground-based UNIX workstations to perform simulation and testing of ship-based computer software and hardware.
Developed MS-Windows and OSF Motif software tools in C++ and Borland Pascal to perform reverse engineering and analysis of over fifty megabytes of code and data used on AEGIS-class cruisers and destroyers. Required complete database analysis and design specifications, communication with end-users, downsizing to client/server paradigm, programming the software, and documentation.
Enhanced programs in FORTRAN and C to support underwater (submarine) vessel simulation projects.
Worked on MARS project for support of low-level networking to enhance war games and hi-res 3D graphics for fleet combat simulation programs.
Wrote and had published technical reports and highlights. Served as chairman of the OOP subcommittee of the Navy Next Generation Computer Resources group.
Skills & Expertise