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Engineering Computerized Multiphasic Health Screening: 2005 Interview of Morris F. Collen, MD.
Dr. Morris Collen was an internationally respected leader in medical informatics and a pioneer in electronic medical record systems.
INTERVIEWED BY DEAN SITTIG
AUGUST 1, 2005
From his time as a young doctor administering to Henry J. Kaiser’s shipyard workers in Richmond, Calif., in 1942, to many decades of work in research and medical informatics, Morris F. Collen, MD, contributed to Kaiser Permanente’s Division of Research (DOR), to the field of medical informatics, and to the public’s health.As founding director of the Department of Medical Methods Research, today’s DOR, Collen grew the fledgling research operation, which opened in 1961, into a research institution
renowned today as a trailblazer in drug safety, risk factor epidemiology, health services, and genetics research, among other areas.
Collen MF. “Engineering Computerized Multiphasic Health Screening: 2005 Interview of Morris F. Collen, MD,” Conversations with Medical Informatics Pioneers: An oral history project. Ash JS, Sittig DF, interviewers. Goodwin RM, Ash JS, Sittig DF, editors. Bethesda: U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM); 2015. Available from: http://lhncbc.nlm.nih.gov/project/medical-informatics-pioneers