Michael-Marron Stearns, CPC, CFPC, MD, is a physician informaticist, accomplished author, health information technology (HIT) and healthcare compliance consulting professional. He has 18 years of experience in the areas of electronic health records, quality reporting, health information exchange, clinical terminology development, standards, and billing and coding compliance. Dr. Marron-Stearns is the CEO and Founder of Apollo HIT, LLC, a company that provides HIT and compliance consulting services to the healthcare industry. He is a leading national authority on protecting the integrity of digital health information in electronic health records and health information exchange. He is also a certified professional coder (CPC), certified family practice coder (CFPC), neurologist (and former assistant professor of neurology and residency program coordinator), and accomplished author.
Dr. Marron-Stearns has provided leadership to informatics and terminology projects at the National Library of Medicine, the National Cancer Institute, and the College of American Pathologists. He served as the International Director of SNOMED International, where he played a central role in the design and 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 Terminology and Classification Practice Council, the University of Texas at Austin HIT Certification Program Curriculum Committee, the Mentegram Advisory Board, the Mimir Health Advisory Board, and the University of Texas at Austin Health Information Exchange Laboratory Advisory Board.