Computer Hardware and Architecture for Healthcare IT

Omid Shabestari

   In this chapter, you will learn how to

•  Identify computer hardware used in healthcare

•  Define basic IT terms and concepts

•  Recognize computer system components

•  Identify different types of computers used in healthcare

•  Discern trends in hardware requirements in healthcare

•  Manage computer assets

•  Troubleshoot common, healthcare computer user challenges


Technologies used in healthcare have evolved rapidly over the past several decades. Early computer applications in healthcare were typically stand-alone and focused on very specific and somewhat isolated health-related functions. The advent of modern computing, including introduction of transistors ...

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