Poughkeepsie Chapter of the Association For Computing Machinery

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MUMPS — The Language, Not the Disease


Diane Wasserstrom


Monday,       7:30 PM


Marist College, Hancock Center (Building 14 on map), Room 2023. Park just north of Hancock Center, or in parking lot on south-east corner of Route 9 and Fulton Street. We thank Marist College for hosting the chapter's meetings.

More Information

This program is free and open to the public. Attendees should RSVP at Meetup.com.

All are welcome to join us beforehand for dinner at the Palace Diner at 6:00 PM.

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About the Topic

MUMPS is a programming language developed in 1966 by the Massachusetts General Hospital for use in health information processing.  Its distinguishing feature is that implementation includes a built-in hierarchical database and that data persistence is built into the language. This presentation will give an overview of modern use of the language in health care and the financial sector. We will also delve into technical aspects of the language and database.

About the Speaker

Diane Wasserstrom has over 15 years of experience in healthcare IT and software in home health, dialysis, laboratory, and EHR systems.  She spent 4 years as Director of Software Development for a company which developed software and wireless networking technology for police, fire, and emergency medical services.  She is currently a systems developer at IBM working in remote file systems.

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