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


HL7--more than a communications standard.

Health Level Seven (HL7) has evolved from a small, ad-hoc standards developer organisation focused on creating a standard for the interchange of data primarily in the hospital setting to an accredited American National Standard Organisation with w

How the past teaches the future

More than 30 years of experience in developing a computer-based patient record system, The Medical Record (TMR), in multiple settings, in multiple specialty groups, and at multiple sites has taught us many lessons.

IAIMS - The role of strategic planning

In 1986, the Medical Center Information Systems Advisory Committee (MCISAC) was established as a standing committee of the Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) with responsibility for ongoing information policy formation and strategic planning.