John Blair, III
A. John Blair, III, MD, F.A.C.S., CEO of MedAllies, is a health care and technology executive with broad experience across the health care industry. MedAllies facilitates provider adoption of health information technology and integrates the health care community to facilitate care coordination and patient-provider communication. In 2011, MedAllies was selected by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to provide the MedAllies Direct Solution software platform for one of the seven Reference Implementations of Direct. In 2012, the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) chose the MedAllies software platform to run the Direct Network portion of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY).
MedAllies went live as a National Direct Health Information Service Provider in 2013; it has achieved full EHNAC/Direct Trust accreditation. Today, MedAllies runs the leading national Direct Network.
Blair also serves as president of Taconic IPA (TIPA), a nearly 5,000-member physician group at the forefront of transforming healthcare delivery in New York’s Hudson Valley through meaningful use of health IT and pay-for-performance incentives.
Blair is chair of the Direct Trust board and serves on the Direct Directory Policy Workgroup of the Federal Advisory Policy Committee of the ONC. He is a member of various committees and boards, including the NCQA Committee on Performance Measurement.
A board-certified general surgeon, Blair spent 15 years in academic medicine and private practice before becoming president of TIPA. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical School in Chicago and completed his surgical training at the University of Texas Medical Center in Dallas. He performed a gastrointestinal fellowship at the Middlesex Hospital in London, England.