2 3.5-in disks; documentation: 64-pp manual; requirements: IBM PC or compatible, 256K RAM, PC-DOS or MS-DOS 3.0 or higher; $395, Greenwood Village, Colo, Clinical Reference Systems, 1995.
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Personal computers have become an integral component of physicians' offices and are used for a variety of purposes, including practice finance and business, patient records, and information services. Among the last, for instance, physicians can receive medical information from a variety of sources in great detail in a number of current media, including textbooks and journals on CD-ROM and a host of services on the Internet. However, use of the office computer system as a service to the patient has lagged behind. One can easily imagine a computer available in the doctor's office with extensive "patient-friendly" information on health problems using extensive CD multimedia features.
The Senior Health Advisor is an attempt to provide patient information specifically for the elderly. Unfortunately, it is a relatively primitive attempt. The program looks, feels, and operates like a DOS-based program of five years ago, although it does operate under Windows. It takes little
Fillit H. Senior Health Advisor, Version 1.0. JAMA. 1996;276(15):1266-1267. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540150068038