William Edward Hammond

William Edward Hammond
Professor in Community and Family Medicine
Campus mail: 2424 Erwin Road, Suite 9002, Room 9020, Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 668-2408

Main areas of interest include computer-based medical records, hospital information systems, national and international standards, artificial intelligence, networking and computerization in ambulatory care.

Education and Training

  • Duke University, Ph.D. 1967
  • Duke University, Ph.D. 0


A chartless record-Is it adequate?

The computerized medical record supported by The Medical Record (TMR) has been the only record of physician-patient encounters on the nephrology service of the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center since April 1981.

A computerized obstetric medical record

Duke University has utilized computerized obstetric medical records since 1971. System evolution is described. Deficiencies in the current system appear to evolve from the computer/human interface rather than from basic system design.