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The Division's Edmund (Ted) Van Brunt, MD, pilots a computer-based patient medical record system with a database that supports both patient care and health services research. Kaiser Permanente becomes one of a handful of places in the world to start…

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An IBM 1440 computer is used to store patient clinical data collected in the early detection of disease. The fledgling information system stored patient identification data, physician examination and patient history data, lab results, and EKG and X-ray interpretations. Learn…

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The Division of Research receives its first grant from the U.S. Public Health Service to automate the multiphasic exam.

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Morris Collen, MD, becomes founding director of Medical Methods Research, later renamed the Division of Research, leading from 1961 to 1979.

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