About Us

Influential Networks is one of the largest networks of healthcare IT influencers combined with a premium healthcare IT ad network. Through the Influential Network, we help both marketers and publishers reach their goals within this powerful niche market.

For marketers, Influential Networks advertising solutions include both brand marketing and direct response by leveraging expertise, reach, extensive targeting and optimization to accomplish marketing objectives.

Influential Networks serves as a strategic growth partner for an exclusive set of healthcare IT publishers. We offer an experienced sales force and a suite of tools that allows them to deliver ads relevant to their content and their audience, in order to maximize revenue through their online media inventory.

Influential Networks goal is to connect influencers with publishers beyond just advertising.


Shahid Shah Managing Partner

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 http://shahid.shah.org he writes about architecture issues, at http://www.healthcareguy.com he provides valuable insights on how to apply technology in health care, at http://www.federalarchitect.com he advises senior federal technologists, and at http://www.hitsphere.com he gives a glimpse of the health-care IT blogosphere as an aggregator.

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John Lynn Managing Partner

John Lynn is the editor and founder of the nationally renowned blogs EMRandHIPPA.com,EMRandEHR.com and the HealthcareScene.com blog network. Begun in December 2005, John has published close to 2000 articles on Electronic Medical Record (EMR) focusing on EMR selection and EMR implementation as a physician’s advocate. These EMR-related articles have been viewed over 6.4 million times.

John has hands-on experience in the EMR industry working as the EMR Manager for the University of Nevada’s Health and Counseling Center. In this position he converted a paper-based office to an electronic medical record one in four months. He has written articles for MDNG, MedScape and For the Record. He has been featured in Forbes, The Financial Times and Smart Money Magazine.

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