Long Island City, NY, May 31, 2012 -- Morris Stemp, CPA, MBA, CPHIMS, and CEO of Stemp Systems Group, Inc., published the second in a series of technology articles for Dermatology World, a publication of the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
The article focuses on interoperability of EHR with other practices and hospitals. Stemp explains that interoperability goes beyond just sharing medical records back and forth between provider and provider or provider and hospital; it also encompasses the ability to integrate electronic diagnostic equipment with a patient's medical record. In order to achieve interoperability, there must be a defined set of standards by which the sender and receiver communicate. In addition to describing how interoperability works and providing a scenario showing its benefits, a sidebar to this article provides a description of the progress being made toward achieving interoperability in New York and a look at whether interoperability can reduce health care costs.
After hearing Morris speak about "Technology considerations in implementing EHR" at one of the Academy's conferences in NYC, Dermatology World asked Morris to be a contributing columnist on subjects related to healthcare technology in its monthly publication. Stemp's first article focused on crisis management related to planning for a systems crash in key clinical or operational systems that would adversely affect the smooth and effective delivery of vital patient services. The next article, scheduled to be published in October 2012, will be about photo storage and options dermatologists have for accessing photos in their electronic records.
Mr. Stemp is the author of the book The EHR Guru, a parable about implementing an Electronic Health Records system. He is also the CEO of Stemp Systems Group, a Healthcare IT services provider in New York City. The tag line of his company is "wisdom for a wired world." Through this Technically Speaking column, Stemp shares his wisdom about interoperability in the healthcare system.
Morris Stemp earned the designation of Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) in 2010 by passing a rigorous set of eligibility requirements and a certification test developed and administered by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). This certification demonstrates his knowledge to provide the highest level of technology expertise to healthcare organizations. He joined an elite group of only 1500 certified IT professionals worldwide to earn this certification.
About Dermatology World
Dermatology World, the official magazine of the AAD/A, provides dermatologists with the news and information they need to run their practices and serve their patients.
More information about Dermatology World and links to the Technically Speaking article and sidebar can be found at www.aad.org/dw.
About Stemp Systems Group
Stemp Systems Group is a passionate team of technical wizards who have been taming technology since 1986. The company implements, manages, and supports all health IT-related infrastructure within medical practices and community health centers. The regional extension centers of New York City (NYC REACH) and New York State (NY eHealth Collaborative) have selected Stemp Systems to provide advice and guidance to medical practices on how to implement electronic medical records, HIPAA compliance , and healthcare IT services. They have the rigor to do things right through exacting standards and leadership-style thinking, and do it all with honesty, integrity, transparency, and wisdom.
More information about Stemp Systems Group can be found at http://www.stempsystems.com, 718-784-7376 or email@example.com.