Shahzad Ahmad

Shahzad Ahmad

Senior Biomedical and Health IT Consultant

Shahzad Ahmad has extensive understanding and knowledge of the enterprise healthcare IT landscape in both EHR systems as well as medical devices.

He joins Quandary Peak from Haemonetics, a leader in haemostasis blood management space. There he worked in a global landscape and applied industry best practices, standards, and regulatory requirements to own the entire software development life cycle of a medical device designed to characterize blood clotting. Prior to this, Shahzad worked as a technical problem solver and project manager to implement the Epic EHR across the nations top hospitals. Specifically, he provided technical oversight, project management, and designed solutions to implement Epic modules for population health, reporting, outpatient care, telehealth, and patient portal access.

Shahzad holds a Bachelors of Science in Bioengineering with Minors in both Business and Chemistry from the University of Illinois. While there, Shahzad was part of a research team aiming to create technologies for early detection of cancer biomarkers. Shahzad also worked to increase exposure to the field of nanotechnology through production and distribution of interactive web content.

Shahzad now focuses on honing and applying his skills in the EHR space to help clients navigate regulatory standards, software quality, project management, and patient safety.

Audits and Compliance Consulting

  • eClinicalWorks, LLC and Office of the Inspector General


    Serve on the Software Quality Oversite Organization under the Corporate Integrity Agreement between eCW and the OIG of HHS
    Act as an independent auditor and oversight organization covering a technical review of EHR software and development processes as it relates to patient safety.
    Provide recommendations to align company practices with industry best practices and foster a patient safety culture.
    Authored numerous reports and memorandums documenting findings and adherence to recommendations regarding software quality, project management, DevOps, quality assurance, clinical informatics, security, and standards.

Litigation Experience

  • Tony L. Sylvester v. University of S. Alabama Health Services Foundation et. al. (representing named defendant, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings)


    Jurisdiction: Circuit Court, Mobile County Alabama
    Counsel: Lewis Rice, LLC
    Nature of Matter: Medical Malpractice
    Description of Services: Review and analyze electronic health records, audit logs, interface messages (HL7) relevant to the case. Provide expert analysis on industry standard laboratory information system (LIS) integration with EHR systems.

  • Angela Prieto v. Rush University Medical Center


    Jurisdiction: Circuit Court, Cook County Illinois, Case No. 18 L 003531
    Counsel: Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP
    Nature of Matter: Medical Malpractice
    Description of Services: Review and provide analysis of electronic health records, audit logs, and system configurations for the Epic EHR.

  • Byron Foxie v. Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Almost Home


    Jurisdiction: Circuit Court, Cook County Illinois, Case No. 19 L 7430
    Counsel: Barker, Castro & Steinbeck, LLC
    Nature of Matter: Medical Malpractice
    Description of Services: Assist with the review and discovery production of electronic health record information relevant to the case. Provide analysis of electronic health records, audit logs, and system configurations for the Epic EHR.

  • Estate of David Rose and Carol Ann Rose, individually and as Executrix of the Estate of David Rose and Surviving Spouse v Medical Information Technology Inc. (MEDITECH), Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Dr. Rajveer Sangera, Dr. Aaron Vanhise, Walgreens Pharmacy, John Does 1-10 and ABC INC 1-10 (fictitious names and entities)


    Jurisdiction: Superior Court of New Jersey
    Counsel: Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
    Nature of Matter: Medical Malpractice
    Description of Services: Perform forensic analysis to evaluate and recreate medication prescription generation and transmission of prescriptions to pharmacies. Review and analyze electronic health record audit logs, system configurations, and system generated artifacts.

  • People of the State of California; Aetna Health of California et. al. v Dr. Shahrokh Dayyani et. al.


    Jurisdiction: Superior Court, State of CA, County of Los Angeles
    Counsel: Kennaday Leavitt PC
    Nature of Matter: Healthcare Billing Fraud
    Description of Services: Assist with the review and discovery production of electronic health record information relevant to the case. Provide analysis regarding industry standards for electronic health record audit logs.

Meet Some of Our Experts

Juan M. Vasquez - Director of Information Security & Audit Services

Juan M. Vasquez, CISM, CISA

Director of InfoSec & Audit Services Chicago

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Litigation Consulting Expert
Focus Area Technology Risk & Controls
Area of Expertise Technology Risk & Controls
Isaac Pflaum - Expert Witness

Isaac Pflaum

Director of Complex Software Litigation Chicago

Isaac Pflaum has more than a decade of experience as a scientist, attorney, and consultant to Fortune 100 technology companies and state and local government agencies. He currently serves as an expert witness in software-related litigation…

Litigation Testifying and Consulting Expert
Focus Area Government Contracts & Health Exchanges
Gordon Mackay - Senior Software Consultant

Gordon MacKay

Senior Software Consultant San Antonio

Gordon MacKay is a software and systems expert and technical executive with experience in telecommunications, network security, and SaaS/Cloud platforms. Gordon has led development and QA teams in architecting, developing and deploying a…

Litigation Consulting Expert
Focus Area Cloud Computing & Application Security
Area of Expertise Cloud Computing & Application Security
George Edwards - Software Expert Witness

George Edwards, PhD

President & Principal Computer Scientist Los Angeles

Dr. George Edwards has more than a decade of experience as a scientist, engineer, and technical consultant to academic research labs, government agencies, and technology companies, and he has served as a software expert in various…

Litigation Senior Testifying Expert
Area of Expertise Mobile Devices & Apps
Ajit Dhavle

Ajit Dhavle, Pharm.D, MBA

VP of Health IT, Audits & Life Sciences Nashville

Ajit Dhavle is a healthcare technologist, clinician, entrepreneur and a problem solver with 15+ years of experience in digital health, quality, e-medications, Health IT standards, and patient safety.

Focus Area Health IT & Life Sciences
Nenad Medvidovic - Software Expert Witness

Nenad Medvidović, PhD

Senior Computer Scientist Los Angeles

Nenad Medvidović is a Professor and Associate Chair for Ph.D. Affairs in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California. From 2009 to 2013, Medvidović was Director of the USC Center for Systems and Software…

Litigation Senior Testifying Expert