Bringing science to medicine

An interview with Larry Weed, inventor of the problem-oriented medical record

Adam Wright, Dean F. Sittig, Julie McGowan, Joan Ash, Lawrence L. Weed

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Abstract

Larry Weed, MD is widely known as the father of the problem-oriented medical record and inventor of the now-ubiquitous SOAP (subjective/objective/assessment/ plan) note, for developing an electronic health record system (Problem-Oriented Medical Information System, PROMIS), and for founding a company (since acquired), which developed problem-knowledge couplers. However, Dr Weed's vision for medicine goes far beyond software -over the course of his storied career, he has relentlessly sought to bring the scientific method to medical practice and, where necessary, to point out shortcomings in the system and advocate for change. In this oral history, Dr Weed describes, in his own words, the arcs of his long career and the work that remains to be done.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)964-968
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Bringing science to medicine : An interview with Larry Weed, inventor of the problem-oriented medical record. / Wright, Adam; Sittig, Dean F.; McGowan, Julie; Ash, Joan; Weed, Lawrence L.

In: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Vol. 21, No. 6, 2014, p. 964-968.

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