Blair Kraft is the Director of Information Technology for Coastal Connect Health Information Exchange. He joined Coastal in 2016 bringing with him over 22 years of progressively responsible technology leadership. During his career, Blair has worked in both the private sector as well as the non-profit sector, with over 15 years spent in the education and clinical arenas. Major accomplishments have included the design and implementation of a directory structure and email system for a small New England law college, planning and execution of a secure wireless network topology for a 500 user private school in Baltimore, and facilitating data center organization/consolidation and security audits at a community college in North Carolina. Most recently, Blair spent 13 years as the Director of Information Technology for a behavioral health clinic in Washington, DC where he led the migration from paper records to a full-function behavioral EHR product. In the behavioral health field, he transitioned claims data standards, maintained HIPAA compliance measures, managed network security, and worked to provide systematic analysis of population health data.
Blair has obtained multiple industry certifications from leading IT companies including Microsoft, Novell and Citrix. Originally from the Baltimore area, he has lived and worked in New Hampshire, Washington DC and Northern Virginia before settling in North Carolina.