The potential of computer-based psychiatric information systems is still largely undeveloped. Conceptual, technical, cost, and procedural problems have limited the impact of computers, but there are programs that have been successful or that show promise. While changes in the philosophy of psychiatric computer applications are on-going, a cost-effective, widely available clinical computer system has been developed.
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