About the Author
MSP offers the MSP EHR Selector, developed in 2002 by Dr. Caroline Samuels, MD, a Web-based tool that empowers physicians, practice managers, CIOs, and EHR consultants to find systems that match their user requirements and budget, based on 375 user-selectable, independently-vetted criteria. Available by subscription, the Selector covers 29 practice specialties and is applicable to 512,800 office-based physicians in the U.S.
The Selector's data, however, is based on a more limited subset of information than the proposed book, which is based on 12 years of annual surveys. The tool can be used as an adjunct to the book, but it is not necessary to use the Selector to understand nor to benefit from the book.
Mr. Gasch's interest in computerized patient records dates to 1975 when he conducted the first medical computer applications seminars for hospital personnel while employed by Hewlett-Packard.
Before founding MSP, Mr. Gasch was Manager of Market Research with Siemens Electromedical Group in Danvers, MA. He now edits the Industry Alert newsletter (with a circulation of 10,000) and was a Contributing Editor to American Health Consultant's popular BBT (Biomedical Business & Technology) newsletter for 14 years.
He was also one of several contributors to the book, ICU 2010 - ICU Design for the Future, edited by D. Kirk Hamilton and underwritten by the Center for Innovation in Health Facilities.
Betty Gasch is the President and Chief Operating Officer and previously held positions with the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey. Mrs. Gasch has worked as an ICU nurse and nurse educator, and was CCRN certified. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Nursing from the University of Michigan.
Mrs. Gasch is a publisher of MSP Industry Alert and also was a contributing writer to the BBT Newsletter, and her articles have also appeared in Medical Device Daily and Assisted Living newsletters. She co-authored several MSP market reports, and developed and presented "Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring" and other nursing seminar materials.