Description: This is a guide to decision-making for mental health providers who are considering computerizing their office practice or changing the system that they are currently using. It calls itself a technology bible, and the book comes pretty close to meeting this standard. Basic introduction to the issues is provided along with detailed comparison of many of the currently available off-the-shelf products. For the more advanced reader, a discussion of when a World Wide Web site is a useful addition to a practice is provided.
Purpose: This book is intended to facilitate decision-making of mental health practitioners who are considering improving the technology in their office-based practices or programs.
Audience: The audience for this book is rather narrow. It is intended strictly for mental health professionals and is probably interesting only to those facing an impending decision about computerization or modernization of existing computers in their practice or program.
Features: The book has many figures and tables that facilitate the presentation. It also comes with a CD-ROM with demonstrations and examples.
Assessment: This book is a well-written, thoroughly researched book that should be of enormous utility to any mental health practitioner facing the daunting tasks of making decisions about the computerization of their practice or program. It is clear, concise, and understandable.