- Massachusetts General Hospital Utility Multi-Programing System; a programming language (and database) developed originally to be specifically for hierarchically arranged records, such as medical records.
“The VA uses a free, open-source system they call Vista, written in the MUMPS language, that runs on Unix and Linux servers.”
“The model for reforming at least the software used by Medicare is the VA, which uses a free, open-source package written in the MUMPS language that runs mainly on Unix servers but can run on Linux and probably will as servers are replaced.”
“The last time I had a serious cold, it turned into the Martian Death Flu (NOW WITH ADDED MUMPS!).”
““Well, what in the nation do they call it the MUMPS for?””
“Well, what in the nation do they call it the MUMPS for?”
“It is strangely hypocritical to hear VistA's use of MUMPS criticized by proprietary vendors when so any of them are equally dependent on that language.”
“Predating relational databases, MUMPS contains a hierarchical database based on a B*-tree data structure.”
“Furthermore, it is written in MUMPS (standardized by ANSI as simply M), a language that dates from the time of LISP and COBOL.”
“Indeed, the best-known vendors of proprietary health care software, including Epic and InterSystems, use MUMPS.”
“MUMPS and does most of its coding in higher-level languages (and many modern programmers would hardly offer praise for the language chosen for ClearHealth's interface, PHP).”
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