William Edward Hammond

William Edward Hammond
Professor in Community and Family Medicine
Third Year Mentor - Cardiovascular Study Program (CVS)
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


Computer-based medical records: The centerpiece of TMR

TMR is an information system capable of meeting a facility's administrative, patient care, and research needs. The computer-based record at its center permits recording any data found in traditional records with the exception of images.

Computer-prompted diagnostic codes.

The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a computer system that would translate patient diagnoses noted by a physician into appropriate International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes and