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Information Systems Transformation by Philip Newcomb, William M. Ulrich

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Introduction to MUMPS

What is MUMPS?

MUMPS, or “M”, is the Massachusetts General Hospital Utility Multi-Programming System. It is a procedural, interpreted general-purpose programming language oriented toward database applications.

MUMPS is an important programming language and database system heavily used in medical applications such as patient records and billing. It was developed in the 1960s at Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching hospital associated with Harvard University in Boston, as a specialized language for medical use that ultimately achieved widespread adoption by the healthcare and financial industries as the MUMPS language during the 1970s and early 1980s. The principal language characteristics that led to its widespread ...

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