Can Anyone Tell Me The Different Types Of Computers Used In A Medical Office?


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These days, virtually anything with an on/off switch has a computer in it. In a medical office, the list would include
  • telephone
  • credit-card processing machine
  • copy machine
  • appointment computer*
  • billing/payment computer*
  • electronic medical records*
  • x-ray machines
  • any of various lab analyzers
  • possibly, weight, blood pressure, and temperature measuring devices (many medical offices use "old-fashioned" (inexpensive, accurate, effective, non-electronic) ways of making these measurements)
  • ultrasound machines (have several computers, usually)
  • anything that makes an image or recording of any kind
  • treadmills
  • microwave oven
  • refrigerator
  • television
  • patient information displays or electronic picture frames
  • hard drive storage media
  • network routers and hubs
  • cell phones
  • pacemakers
* the office computers used for appointments, billing, and (perhaps) medical records are probably a more or less standard "personal computer" (PC). Most of the others are various "embedded" computers and/or microcontrollers, often with a wide range of computing power.

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