Morris Collen Dies

Morris Collen, an early medical informatician, has died, the New York Times reports. He was 100.

Collen, a physician, joined what would become Kaiser Permanente in the 1940s. He and his team realized that data they'd been collecting through multiphasic exams could be entered into a database, which they began populating using punch cards in the 1960s.

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