From the International Medical Informatics Association

Dr Morris Collen Passed Away, Aged 100

We regret to inform colleagues that Dr Morris F Collen, a pioneer of informatics and founding members of AMIA and ACMI, has passed away at the age of 100. Tributes have been paid by many colleagues; Dr Marion Ball, a past President of IMIA and close friend and colleague of Dr Collen, said that “We have lost a giant in our field”.  Tributes to his life, work and influence are on the AMIA website (; current ACMI President Alexa T. McCray, PhD, reflected that “there is no question that Morris Collen will be remembered for his seminal and significant contributions to our field. And for those who had the great pleasure of knowing him during his rich and productive career, he will be recalled fondly as one who always had a kind and generous word to say whenever there was an opportunity to do so. His was a life well lived.”  An obituary in the Los Angeles Times (thanks to Marion Ball for the link) provides further background and tributes ( as does the Kaiser Permante website (


October 2, 2014 - Posted by | AMIA | ,

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