M.D. Computing, Jan-Feb, 1986, Vol.3(1), p.53-55
The Clinical Research System (CRS) from International Medical Products Corp. is a database management system customized for the storage and management of patient data, especially that collected from clinical trials. It is designed to be used by health care professionals without extensive computer backgrounds, and requires 128Kbytes of RAM, a color-graphics adapter card, two diskette drives or one diskette and a hard disk, and PCDOS 2.0 or later. It runs on IBM PCs and compatibles, and comes in three versions: CRS I for $900, CRS II with storage of more data for $1,800, and the CRS III, the multisite version for $3,000. CRS is easy to use and powerful enough for the requirements of most clinical research facilities, with the ability to record the time and date of observations, and it will be a better alternative to the standard database management packages that require a considerable amount of customization for clinical applications, but it is recommended that users wait for the next release of the package after the bugs are worked out and the reference guide is improved.
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