Accession Number : AD0726020

Title :   Computer Support in Military Psychiatry (COMPSY).

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 2, 1 Jul 69-31 Dec 70,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED GENERAL HOSPITAL WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hedlund,James L. ; Morgan,Donald W. ; Bevilacqua,Joseph J. ; Kleinman,Harvey F. ; Alleman,Jeanne F.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : COMPSY is a clinically-oriented computer applications research project which is developing and testing concepts for an integrated, Army-wide psychiatric information system. This system will objectify, systematize, and make immediately available data concerning psychiatric patients from their identification in the field, through their hospital course and treatment, to their reintegration within the military community. Because of major administrative delays in the procurement of necessary telecommunications equipment, however, COMPSY's plan to link hospital and geographically distant field psychiatric facilities together with on-line, remote computer terminals has been impossible to implement on schedule. COMPSY's principal efforts over the past eighteen months have been devoted to developing, testing and doing 'back-up research' on a number of specific clinical computer applications which do not require the use of remote computer terminals, such as automated nursing notes, psychological testing, mental status examination and social history, and an automated off-line WRGH psychiatry inpatient record that will eventually become part of COMPSY's on-line, integrated mental health information system. Detailed systems analyses of ten Army mental health centers have also been completed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHIATRY, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL), (*DATA PROCESSING, MILITARY MEDICINE), ARMY PERSONNEL, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MENTAL DISORDERS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, AUTOMATION, RECORDS, BEHAVIOR, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE