Insights from Alan Portela on Healthcare IT Barriers and Opportunities

I’ve interviewed hundreds and maybe even thousands of healthcare IT professionals. I learn a little bit from each of them. However, some people I interview offer me a view of healthcare IT that I haven’t thought about before. That’s what it was like for me when I first interviewed Alan Portela, CEO of AirStrip, 4-5 years ago.

Ever since then, I’ve never turned down a chance to interview Alan Portela. Plus, he’s so insightful that I usually ask him if it’s ok if we turn the cameras on so that everyone can learn from him. That’s what happened at HIMSS when I had a chance to interview Alan.

The focus of my interview with Alan was around the changing world of healthcare IT. I wanted to hear what challenges Alan and his team at AirStrip were facing and also what opportunities he saw for healthcare IT’s future. Like usual, Alan brought out some great insights that will benefit anyone working in healthcare IT.

Watch my full video interview with Alan Portela below:

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About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.