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For fifty years, the University of Minnesota has been a center of innovation in health informatics. Between the 1970s and the 1990s, for example, Minnesota’s health informaticians produced cutting-edge research and developed innovative technologies in the fields of micropopulation simulation modeling, clinical decision-making and laboratory information systems, telehealth and home monitoring, and microbial biotechnology databases.

IHI Oral History

Donald Connelly

Donald Connelly begins by discussing his educational background, including his early interest in biomedical computing. He describes his first years in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology including the state of computing in laboratories in the 1970s, the atmosphere of the Department, and his experiences as director of the Laboratory Data Division and acting director of the Outpatient Laboratory. ...