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July 1975

Computers and PsychiatryPromises to Keep

Author Affiliations

From the Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and departments of psychiatry (Drs. Klein and Greist) and medicine (Mr. Van Cura), University of Wisconsin Medical Center, Madison.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1975;32(7):837-843. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1975.01760250029002

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.