Help! If you are old enough to remember Epic and Cerner both being founded in 1979, this thread is for you. I'm writing a timeline for EHR technology, starting in 1960, and would appreciate any notable memories from friends and acquaintances. I first tried to create an EMR in 1984 on an Osborne computer. Hah! They went bankrupt 6 months after I bought my Osborne for $3,500. (Still have it, it still runs.) Not a particularly important moment in EHR history, but you get the drift...
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- http://www.campwoodsw.com/mentorwizard/PROMISHistory.pdf and it's fascinating stuff. Among other things, I learned that they started out in Cleveland at the Metro General, where I did some of my training, before moving to Vermont in 1969. The really interesting things is that they were working on re-structuring of health information, at the same time as they were trying to bring the operator and the computer together. Touch pad stuff, no less!Interesting!! I have been reading up on Jan Shutlz and Larry Weed's PROMIS this afternoon. The link isAug 9, 2011
- I do not remember the SCAMC meetings you mention. Can you elaborate on the role Osborne played?Aug 9, 2011
- Ouch! Collen's book is $140. Do you have a copy you might lend me?Aug 9, 2011
- http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2011/06/20/fulfilling-the-promise/Regarding Larry Weed, see my recent piece at the THCB
Also Lincoln Weed brought to my attention a new book he co-authored with Dr. Weed (his father) "Medicine in Denial" http://amzn.to/odky81
I am reading it now and it is truly amazing. I don't agree with everything but since the Weeds have been gracious enough to invite me to comment, I fully intend to initiate a conversation to better understand Dr. Weed's views (I don't think they realized what they are getting into :-) )
All in all I find the man fascinating, a veritable giant.....Aug 9, 2011
- SCAMC - Symposium for Computer Applications in Medical Care and the AAMSI Congress were the precursors to the AMIA meetings. In the early 80s there were people demonstrating apps on Osborne computers.
Concerning the Collen book, I don't have a copy. I'm sure there's one somewhere at Vanderbilt. I'll get you can get one on loan from the National Library of Medicine. Shortliffe's textbook of medical informatics has a chapter on the history, I think.
MarkAug 9, 2011
- Thanks, Sherry. I'll take a look.Aug 18, 2011