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Jim St. Clair


Institute for Healthcare Financial Technology


Jim is a senior professional with over 20 years combined experience in risk management, technology and cyber security for numerous organizations in various industries, emphasizing healthcare and public sectors.


Given the dramatic changes in technology and healthcare delivery, Jim recently founded the Institute for Healthcare Financial Technology, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the healthcare value chain to reduce costs and streamline access and delivery of healthcare. IHFT builds on the innovations of financial, insurance and healthcare technology, especially in such concepts as distributed ledgers, blockchain, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).


Jim is also the chair for the Education Committee for the Government Blockchain Association, and co-lead of the HIMSS Healthcare Blockchain Working Group.


He is currently supporting Grant Thornton LLP in several technology efforts, to include Blockchain in government. Previously, Jim has worked with large and small companies focusing on Agile development and project management, cyber security and healthcare information technology. Prior to that, Jim was Senior Director for Interoperability at HIMSS, a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare.

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