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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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Alex Mu-Hsing Kuo, Andre Kushniruk

In this chapter, you will learn how to

• Explain the importance of programming for healthcare information technology

• Describe operating systems and their functions

• Identify the differences between interpreted and compiled programming languages

• Use object-oriented programming languages

• Apply web markup and scripting languages

• Understand simple HTML and XML statements

In the world of computers, a program is a sequence of instructions or machine codes telling the computer how to perform specific tasks. Machine code is the computer’s primitive language and consists of sequences of binary 1s and 0s that the computer processor (e.g., made by Intel or AMD) understands. To simplify the process of programming, ...

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