|PM/2 was organized in 1988 by Richard D. Kaplan, MD. Dr. Kaplan is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and Englewood, NJ. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he majored in biochemical sciences; the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; and the residency training program of the Payne Whitney Clinic-New York Hospital. After completing his residency in psychiatry, Dr. Kaplan spent three years in a research position at Cornell, where he co-authored thirteen research papers in biological psychiatry. |
Throughout his education and professional training, Dr. Kaplan has been deeply involved with computer systems, has mastered many computer languages, has served as computer consultant to psychiatric research groups and given seminars on computers in psychiatry at numerous national meetings. He is presently Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Director of Psychiatry at the North Shore-LIJ Syosset and Plainview Hospitals.
Upon entering private practice, Dr. Kaplan was struck by the dearth of tools to help fellow professionals cope with the increasingly data-driven demands of the professional world. He used his own computer skills, honed in the research world, to build systems that streamlined office management and eliminated duplicative work, both by professionals and by their office staff. Sharing his initial, small-scale systems with a few colleagues -- some of whom went on to become long-time users of PM/2 -- Dr. Kaplan added features as needed to keep up with the ever-evolving demands of the mental-health workplace.
From its modest beginnings, PM/2 has grown to a family of programs, for both Windows and DOS environments. The original DOS Practice Manager program, written in CA-Clipper, is still in use by many practices; it has a straightforward, drop-down menu interface and is both stable and very fast under Windows. PM/2 for Windows is written in CA-Visual Objects, and runs smoothly and reliably Windows XP and Vista. It features a "one-button" import utility that will bring in all of a user's data from the DOS product, so that nothing needs to be keyed in a second time.
Both the DOS and Windows versions of PM/2 will be supported for many years to come. Updates have historically been offered at least once a year and often more frequently than that; we keep up with all developments in the field and (for example) have just modified both systems to include the new 2008 redesign of the CMMS-1500 insurance claim form. Updates are always cumulative, so that whenever you buy one you receive all improvements and fixes added since your original purchase.
Contact infomation (please note new telephone and US mail addresses):
telephone: (201) 970-5214
US mail: 163 Engle Street, Bldg. 2, 3rd floor, Englewood, NJ 07631