Informatics Squared, Inc., was was founded in January of 2005 (as NTM Informatics, Inc. ). We emphasize the use of a structured process for data gathering and analysis in order to create a predictable, objective process for helping clients determine what is required to address their informatics needs. Customer service is key. We have endeavored to make our methods and fees as transparent as possible so that our clients can easily compare our services to those of other companies. We offer project-based fees because we believe hourly fees create a relative conflict of interest for consultants. With project-based fees if we waste time, we lose money-- not the client.
Jerome H. Carter, MD, FACP, FHIMSS is a board-certified internist who has been active in the field of medical informatics since completing a fellowship in 1987. He was also Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medical Education at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) from 2001 until 2014.
Dr. Carter was previously Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) where he was Director of Informatics for the 1917 Patient Care and Research Clinic. At the 1917 Clinic, he led a five-year effort to design, build, and implement an electronic health record system optimized for patient care and outcomes research. During that time, he also directed the selection and implementation of a dental practice management and electronic record system.
While at UAB, Dr. Carter was also a member of the graduate faculty in the Master of Health Informatics Program. For six years, he was course director of “Clinical Documentation and Information Systems in Support of Patient Care”, which addressed issues related to the implementation and use of clinical information systems. A major emphasis of the course was the analysis of information system implementations in a variety of settings. Over the period 1995 to 2001, more than 40 health care entities from small practices to hospitals were studied in an effort to understand what makes for successful implementations.
Dr. Carter is the editor of Electronic Health Records, Second Edition (April 2008), published by the American College of Physicians. He served as a member of the American College of Physicians' Subcommittee on Medical Informatics from 1993-2001 (Chair, 1997-2001). From 2003 through 2007, he served on the Board of Scientific Counselors, Lister Hill Center, of the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Carter was co-chair of the HIMSS Electronic Health Records Adoption Task Force from 2007 until 2009.
Dr. Carter is a member of the following organizations: Association for Computing Machinery, American Medical Informatics Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, IEEE - Computer Society.