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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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Set Up a Basic PC Workstation Within an EHR/EMR Environment

A workstation requires either room temperature or slightly cooler to operate properly. Thin client workstations are computers with limited configuration flexibility and processing power; they are useful when the EHR/EMR client software will be run on the server side. Often the thin client OS is installed into computer chips (firmware) rather than being installed on a hard disk. Care must taken to ensure fans and vents are not obstructed; otherwise, the system will overheat, and modern systems will simply shut down. Once all hardware components are plugged in (including the power supply and network cable!), if the machine does not have a preinstalled OS, you can manually install the OS ...

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