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Everything Electronic Medical Records: Systems, Standards and Studies

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Ash J, Sittig D
Conversations with Medical Informatics Pioneers: An oral history project.
Abstract: 

Clem McDonald, MD, is one of the pioneers of medical informatics. In addition to his pioneering work in the use of clinical alerts and reminders. He is one of the founders of the standards movement, including both Health Level Seven (HL7) for messaging, and Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC). Starting in 1972, he developed the Regenstrief Medical Record System (RMRS), one of the very first electronic medical records system (EMR). In this  conversation, he describes some of the most important rules he has learned for successful clinical information system development. Dr. McDonald was a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and held the Sam Regenstrief Chair of Medical Informatics at the Indiana University School of Medicine at the time of this interview and is now emeritus.

INTERVIEWED BY
JOAN ASH & DEAN SITTIG
AUGUST 26-27, 2004
INDIANAPOLIS, IN

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Ash J, Sittig D. Everything Electronic Medical Records: Systems, Standards and Studies Conversations with Medical Informatics Pioneers: An oral history project.