Tuesday, December 04, 2012

SL Trib: Father of medical informatics, Utah’s Homer Warner dies

RIP Homer Warner,

Homer Warner, a Utah cardiologist widely recognized as the father of medical informatics, died last week from complications of pancreatitis. He was 90.

Warner’s research is still redefining medicine, colleagues say. Modern intensive care units can be traced back to the electronic systems he built to monitor heart patients in the mid-1950s. And his creation of one of the first electronic medical records in the ‘70s set the stage for a new academic field and multi-billion dollar health IT industry.


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