August 5, 1991
Federal Contracts Report is a weekly summary of selected contracts recently awarded by the federal government to companies and other vendors throughout the Baltimore-Washington area.* Maxima Corp. of Lanham won a $1,377,750 contract from the Department of Labor to provide public disclosure support services.* Informatics Inc. of Greenbelt won a $1,348,082 contract from the Goddard Space Flight Center to provide architectural and engineering services.* Metraplex Corp. of Frederick won a $783,456 contract from the Navy to provide instruments and laboratory equipment.
July 29, 1991
When Mimi Hassett, Anne Arundel Medical Center Home Health nurse, decided to travel "down under" in April, she made the trip work for herpersonnally and professionally.She attended an international conference in Melbourne, Australia, as part of her studies for a master's degree in the new field of nursing informatics. She also took an opportunity to explore New Zealand for a week.Nursing informatics is the study of computers in the practice of nursing. The computer has become the tool to store, manipulate and retrieve information.
February 5, 2006
`Informatics' event to be held March 2 The Anne Arundel Tech Council will hold an "informatics" breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. March 2 at Northrop Grumman Historical Electronics Museum, 1745 Nursery Road in Linthicum. Michael Dunn, dean of the school of informatics at Indiana University, will provide an in-depth look at the informatics industry and how it affects businesses in the Baltimore-Washington area. The cost is $30 for council members and $45 for nonmembers and walk-ins.
July 5, 1998
Owen Carlson, a retired computer engineer who lived in Baltimore for more than 50 years, died of Alzheimer's disease Wednesday at a veterans hospital in Columbia, S.C. He was 82.Born in Calumet, Mich., Mr. Carlson earned an associate's degree at Michigan Technical College before working in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a first lieutenant in the Army, serving in World War II and Korea.Mr. Carlson moved to Baltimore after World War II and worked for many years for what was then the Glenn L. Martin Co. He then was a computer engineer at Informatics Inc. in College Park for more than 15 years.
May 27, 2003
Rachel Kempson, 92, the matriarch of the Redgrave acting clan and one of the clarion voices of British stage and screen, died Saturday at her home in Millbrook, N.Y. The cause of death was not released. Ms. Kempson was perhaps the least known of the Redgraves in the United States. But in Britain, her performances in large and small roles in Shakespeare's plays were greatly admired, as were her appearances in other treasured British classics, including Richard Sheridan's 1777 comedy, The School for Scandal, in which she appeared over the years both as Maria and, earlier, as Lady Teazle.
August 6, 2009
A statewide health information exchange that would give doctors computerized access to patients' medical histories got a $10 million funding boost Wednesday. The Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, the state agency that sets rates that hospitals can charge, approved the startup funding to build the system that's been studied for several years. The funding comes from a surcharge of a few pennies on hospital bills, which are mostly footed by insurance companies. "This will give health care providers the right information at the point of care so that they can make the best diagnosis and treatment decision, while in a framework that protects patient privacy," said David Horrocks, president of Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients.