Steven J. Greenstein, Michael Stearns, Cheryl Coors, Michael Hartz
Michael Stearns, MD, CPC - Physician Advisor
Dr. Stearns is a board certified neurologist, clinical informaticist and coding professional.
He has with 15 years of direct patient care experience in clinical and academic medicine and 16 years of direct engagement in several high profile health information technology (HIT) initiatives.
currently provides consulting services to a number of companies, helping them meet their strategic objectives through the advanced use of health information technology.
has provided leadership to informatics projects at the National Library of Medicine, the National Cancer Institute, and the College of American Pathologists
Dr. Stearns also served as the international director of SNOMED International, where he played a central role in the development of SNOMED CT.
He has provided direction and leadership to two leading EHR vendors, served as the founding board president for the Texas e-Health Alliance, and sits on numerous boards and committees including the National Patient Safety Board, the AHIMA Physician Practice Counsel, the University of Texas at Austin HIT Certification Program Curriculum Committee, and the University of Texas at Austin Health Information Exchange Laboratory.
also played a central role in the formation of the University of Texas at Austin
HIT certificate program, a nationally recognized model for HIT workforce development.
He is also a certified professional coder and a leading expert on computer assisted coding in EHRs.
lectures on a variety of HIT topics including HIT policy, patient privacy, patient safety, interoperability, natural language processing, clinical decision support, genomic medicine, data integrity, ICD-10-CM, SNOMED CT, coding compliance, practice optimization and other topics.
Over the past 2 years he
has been invited to testify in Washington, D.C. before federal HIT organizations on 5 separate occasions.