Journal of Medical Systems

, 38:9998 | Cite as

Systems, Technology and the Critical Need for Rigorous Evaluation

  • Jesse M. Ehrenfeld

Ralph R. Grams and The Journal of Medical Systems: 37 Years of Forward Looking Science

In 1977, Ralph R. Grams M.D. founded the Journal of Medical Systems. A distinguished Professor of Pathology at the University of Florida, Dr. Grams has been a pioneer in the creation and development of laboratory and hospital information systems. For nearly four decades, he has guided the Journal into being the premier home for the presentation of the applications of new systems techniques, methods, and evaluation of technology across all health care settings.

In his editorial accompanying the inaugural issue of the Journal, Dr. Grams wrote:

“The astonishingly rapid development of modern health care delivery technology has created a pressing need for a new periodical that will collect, evaluate, and communicate our expanding knowledge and capabilities in the area … As we begin working, it is the intention of the Editor and Editorial Board to encourage reader participation toward a common and...


Technology Evaluation Systems 


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    Grams, R.R. Editorial. Journal of Medical Systems, Vol. 1, No. I, 1977.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vanderbilt University School of MedicineNashvilleUSA

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