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The History of Medical Informatics in the United States

  • Morris F. Collen
  • Marion J. Ball

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Prologue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Morris F. Collen, Casimir A. Kulikowski
      Pages 3-73
    3. Morris F. Collen, Edward H. Shortliffe
      Pages 75-120
  3. Direct Patient Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Morris F. Collen, W. Ed Hammond
      Pages 123-206
    3. Morris F. Collen, Warner V. Slack, Howard L. Bleich
      Pages 207-288
    4. Morris F. Collen, Warner V. Slack, Howard L. Bleich
      Pages 289-338
    5. Morris F. Collen, Patricia Hinton Walker
      Pages 385-406
    6. Morris F. Collen, Marion J. Ball
      Pages 407-418
    7. Morris F. Collen, Nancy M. Lorenzi
      Pages 419-458
    8. Morris F. Collen, Don Eugene Detmer
      Pages 459-502
  4. Support Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 503-503
    2. Morris F. Collen, John S. Silva
      Pages 505-524
    3. Morris F. Collen, Robert E. Miller
      Pages 525-591
    4. Morris F. Collen, Stuart J. Nelson
      Pages 611-657
    5. Bradley James Erickson, Ronald L. Arenson, Robert A. Greenes
      Pages 659-672
    6. Morris F. Collen, Harold P. Lehmann
      Pages 673-683

About this book


This is a meticulously detailed chronological record of significant events in the history of medical informatics and their impact on direct patient care and clinical research, offering a representative sampling of published contributions to the field.

The History of Medical Informatics in the United States has been restructured within this new edition, reflecting the transformation medical informatics has undergone in the years since 1990. The systems that were once exclusively institutionally driven – hospital, multihospital, and outpatient information systems – are today joined by systems that are driven by clinical subspecialties, nursing, pathology, clinical laboratory, pharmacy, imaging, and more. At the core is the person – not the clinician, not the institution – whose health all these systems are designed to serve.      

A group of world-renowned authors have joined forces with Dr Marion Ball to bring Dr Collen’s incredible work to press. These recognized leaders in medical informatics, many of whom are recipients of the Morris F. Collen Award in Medical Informatics and were friends of or mentored by Dr Collen, carefully reviewed, editing and updating his draft chapters. This has resulted in the most thorough history of the subject imaginable, and also provides readers with a roadmap for the subject well into later in the century.


Clinical Support Health Informatics Information Systems Medical Databases Public Health

Editors and affiliations

  • Morris F. Collen
    • 1
  • Marion J. Ball
    • 2
  1. 1.OaklandUSA
  2. 2.IBM ResearchBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The History of Medical Informatics in the United States
  • Editors Morris F. Collen
    Marion J. Ball
  • Series Title Health Informatics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Health Informatics(formerly:Computers in Health Care)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6731-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-7112-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-6732-7
  • Series ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-3741
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXII, 755
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Informatics
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