Chapter Review

Internet and wireless technologies are changing how telecommunications services work and are provided in healthcare. The Internet holds the promise of converging voice, video, and data traffic onto a single network. Wireless technologies promise to extend connectivity to people anywhere and at any time. These changes are also motivating healthcare innovations as telecommunications is applied to problems in clinical settings, making it possible for clinical staff to work differently and sometimes do things they couldn’t do before.

This chapter focused on TCP/IP networks since they will likely be the transport network of the future. Concepts necessary to the understanding of how TCP/IP networks work were introduced: connectivity, ...

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