This book explains and demystifies the technologies that healthcare professionals increasingly depend on.
Using Information and Communication Technology in Healthcare
Harnessing Health Information Series Series Editor: Michael Rigby This book explains and demystifies these technologies that healthcare professionals increasingly depend on. It helps readers become confident in how to use information and communication technologies in healthcare as part of their daily tasks. The book explains the basics of computer hardware and software including databases. It discusses the different forms of computer network that are so vital for healthcare organisations to relate effectively. There are clear straightforward sections on data input and output managing information and communications technologies security and standards. The book addresses the technologies for telemedicine and provides a view of how technology will develop and be harnessed in the future. Following the success of Using the Internet in Healthcare by the same author this book is a welcome addition to the Harnessing Health Information series. It underpins the learning outcomes of the Professional Awards in IT. It is unique in its combination of clarity underpinning references relevance to healthcare and its practicality.