Medical Records Systems, Computerized
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. Barnett was Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Senior Research Director, Laboratory of Computer Science Massachusetts General Hospital. The programming language known as Massachusetts General Hospital Utility Multi-Programming System (MUMPS), which remains in widespread use today as the foundation of numerous clinical systems, was invented in LCS under his leadership.
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION. Collection of software documentation/programming code, articles, press packet-like handouts given to visitors, grey literature, operating manuals documenting the creation of the POMR System and PROMIS software, one of the early computerized medical records systems and the only one that was patient rather than provider focused. No working software or hardware survives except for a terminal-to-printer interface device.
Dr. Vernon E. Wilson (1915-1992) was a nationally known leader in medical education and an innovative administrator of medical programs in academia and government. Although the collection covers the years 1953 through 1981, the bulk of the records were created in the 1970s.