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Shahid Shah is an award-winning Government 2.0, Health IT, Bio IT & digital Medical Device Inventor & CTO with over 33 years of technology strategy, architecture, engineering, entrepreneurship, speaking, and writing experience.

Speaking Schedule

Upcoming speaking appearances


Tolga U. Ural

Founder & CEO at Clinical Referral Directories and Imagine Media Partners

January 16, 2014, Tolga U. worked with Shahid but at different companies

I had the pleasure of attending Shahid's social media webinar and found it to be very informative, full of great tips for next month's HIMMS. His direct style really makes you take a good look at where you stand to improve your messaging and how best to prioritize solving the customer's problems and see things from their perspective.

Jeff Lamkin

Serial Entrepreneur

December 1, 2013, Shahid worked with Jeff in the same group

Shahid is a man you can count on! When times get tough and you look around to see who will fight the fight with you, Shahid will be by your side. He is self motivated, extremely smart and capable of getting it done. He is a superb manager and also willing to roll up his sleeves to do it himself when that is the best solution. We can all learn a few things from Shahid!

Eduardo G.

Senior Technology Architect at Accenture

May 10, 2013, Eduardo worked with Shahid but at different companies

I met Shahid at the Dell Think Tank on Healthcare earlier this year. He was very knowledgeable about the economics behind HITECH and the widespread adoption of EMR technology, and how these fit within the regulatory framework. He obviously has a great deal of experience in the industry, and provides thought leadership. I look forward to working with Shahid in future projects and/or initiatives.

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Tim Histalk

Cynical Blowhard Healthcare IT Blogger

June 23, 2016, Shahid worked with Tim in different groups

Like Tim, I'm a health IT blogger and I read HIStalk because the writing is prescient, accurate, useful, and relevant. Getting healthcare technology content right and keeping it readable is really tough but somehow Tim makes it look so easy. As a fellow blogger I've often read articles on HIStalk which makes me say "gosh, I wish I wrote that!" I've read Tim and his publications from day 1, will continue to read them on my own, and will continue to recommend them highly to everyone else who wants intelligible advice on healthcare technology.

Stephen Passalacqua

SVP Care Logistics, a Jackson Healthcare Company

November 12, 2014, Stephen worked with Shahid in the same group

As simplifyMD, a SaaS based EHR, moved from its seed startup to venture funded growth and scale phases we asked Stephen to lead us as our COO. His command of operations leadership skills has all the strengths of precision when required but with enough agility to make sure a modern SaaS based software platform like ours could succeed. He came in and systematized our delivery process, regularized customer acquisition steps, formalized our services, deepened our support team, and basically did everything that goes into making a software company successful. If you need a senior leader with significant health IT skills that knows how to get things done, Stephen's your man

Susan Beecham

Product Manager at ChronicCareIQ

October 14, 2013, Shahid was senior to Susan but didn’t manage directly

Susan is one of those rare individuals in business that just loves working with customers, especially physician offices and their staff. She was a big reason for the early success of simplifyMD and Susan was one of the main the reasons why customers loved the company. Susan's leadership on the product design, customer support, and especially training teams priceless.

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Media Coverage

Past Speaking Engagements

Cofounder, Chairman of the Board
Citus Health

Jan 2016 - Present | 1 yr 7 mos
Greater New York City Area

Citus Health is bringing breakthrough technology to home healthcare. It is our mission to modernize an industry saddled with outdated processes, and give patients reliable, convenient, user-friendly medical technology while reducing the provider's bottom line.

Netspective Communications

Feb 2001 - Present | 16 yrs 6 mos
Washington D.C. Metro Area

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.

Entrepreneur in Residence and Strategic Adviser for the Innovation Lab
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

Jan 2015 – Present | 2 yrs 7 mos
Washington D.C. Metro Area

Serving as Strategic Adviser and Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) for AHIP's Innovation Lab ("AHIP IL"). AHIP's IL is a 26,000 sq ft facility located at Chicago's West Loop which is an invaluable resource for member health plans to use for ideation and implementation of innovative initiatives. Shahid helps the IL run Solution Working Groups for AHIP's individual payers and helps incorporate the broader healthcare ecosystem of providers, manufacturers, MedTech, and the Lab's trusted and crucial Inaugural Partners.

AHIP IL believes that the major problems in healthcare now requires significant collaboration by and between health plans, health systems, innovative companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, retail pharmacies, and most importantly patients.

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Chairman, Strategic Board of Advisors
OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance)

May 2012 – Jan 2016 | 3 years 9 Months
Washington D.C. Metro Area

Advising new DoD and VA founded organization on formation of open innovations and open source software for healthcare industry.

co-Founder and CTO

May 2007 – Dec 2013 | 6 years 8 Months
Greater Atlanta Area

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

Sep 2002 – May 2004 | 1 years 9 Months
Washington D.C. Metro Area

Helped develop technology strategy for a new healthcare products and services division of COMSYS after the purchase of Physia intellectual property assets

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