B063: 2014 TechMed Pre-release Chapter 7 Revision

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What is homeworking or teleworking for hospital staff?
Where they work from home using ICT. They can access hospital files through a remote connection to the hospital network using Internet technology.
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Name the 3 main groups of workers in a hospital.
Doctors and consultants, nursing staff and administration staff.
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What will the hospital provide the worker in order to work from home?
All the necessary ICT and communication equipment and the software needed to perform the role.
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What pieces of hardware are needed for teleworking?
A computing device, webcam and microphone, printers and Internet connection and communication equipment.
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Name some computing devices used for teleworking.
Desktop computer (with keyboard and mouse), laptop, netbook or ultrabook (with built-in keyboard and pointing device), smartphone or tablet computer (with touch screen and soft keyboard.)
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Why are laptops popular devices for teleworkers?
They are protable and can operate the same software and their desktop at the office.
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What will a teleworker need especially for videoconferencing or virtual meetings?
A webcam for video input, a microphone for audio input and speakers or headphones for audio ouput.
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What do most modern mobile devices contain that help with video conferencing?
Built in microphone and webcam.
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Why would teleworkers need a printer?
To print out hard copies of documents, most commonly to mail to other hospitals or people.
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Why does TechMed2014 discourage the use of printers?
They want to put in place a paper-free strategy.
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What does a teleworker need in order to access the Internet?
They need an Internet connection and an ISP (Internet Service Provider)
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Why would most teleworkers have Broadband Internet?
Most home installations would operate from a telephone line connected to a router. The computing device can then be connected with wires or through Wi-Fi.
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What is Hospital-Specific Software?
Software created specifically for a hospital.
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Name 2 exmaples of hospital-specific software.
Patients records database and expert system software.
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As the data won't be downloaded to the client, what do they need to do in order to access it?
They need to install an application to access the specialist software online. This approach is essential as the security of the data is at risk.
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Name 4 types of general-purpose application software.
Web browser, email, general office software and Adobe PDF reader.
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What are the typical uses for the web browser application?
Internet research and general business related searching.
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What are the typical uses for the email application?
Communicating with staff and sending documents.
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What are the main 4 things included in a general-office software application?
A word processor, spreadsheets, DTP software and presentation software.
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What are the typical uses of a word processor?
Creating documents and reports.
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What are the typical uses of spreadsheets?
Carrying out calculations and creating graphs.
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What are the typical uses of DTP software?
Publishing fliers and information leaflets.
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What is the typical use of presentation software?
Creating multimedia reports.
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What is the typical use for the Adobe PDF reader?
It is used to access official documents that are in a read-only PDF format.
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What are the benefits of teleworking?
Can solve skills shortage problems by using staff from a different hospital, staff can be contacted even when off duty and staff can be contacted from home if their child is ill.
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What are the drawbacks of teleworking?
Difficulty in holding and organising meetings, security risks for data and equipment and it is difficult to maintain teleworking equipment as it is away from the hospital complex.
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What pieces of hardware are needed for teleworking?

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