Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry


In order to encourage different kinds of communication among residents who were located at a number of geographically separate sites, a computerized communication system was implemented. Priority was placed on both richness of features and ease of use. Residents were able to send private email, join public conferences, and access databases of information. The system was initially used by a large number of residents, and usage patterns are described. The introduction to information technology that residents gained from the system led to other computer projects, and an interest in the resources of the Internet.

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