Investigators publish in the New England Journal of Medicine on mortality in middle-aged smokers.
Ted Van Brunt, MD, becomes second director of DOR, leading from 1979 to 1991.
A computer medical record now exists for all health plan members. These earliest records are still used in research today, and they allow the Division of Research to develop a data-based research agenda.
Investigators including Ted Van Brunt, MD, Morris Collen, MD, and colleagues publish a study about a “pilot medical information system” providing services for limited categories of patient data. This would go on to be known as the electronic health records…