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Medical Office 1

Office Equipment and Supplies

Computer skills are essential for most career choices, and medical assisting is no exception
Desktop most common type of personal computer in the medical office fits easily on a desk or other flat surface
Laptop and Notebook small, about the size of a magazine, and weighs only a few pounds. mobile and can be moved between exam rooms.
Subnotebook and Tablet PC screens measuring 14 inches or less, are smaller than laptops but larger than handheld computers. users to operate the computer with a stylus, a digital pen instead of a keyboard or mouse
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) less common in medical offices and other healthcare facilities. Doctors may use them to look up medications
Cell Phones and the Internet capabilities have increased exponentially in the last several years and will continue to expand
Database management contain patient-based information, and patient health information must be protected. Encryption software must be used for any patient-based information that is accessible via any mobile device, including laptops, tablets, and cell phones
Input Devices keyboards, touch screens, pointing devices, modems, and scanners—may be used to enter data into the computer
motherboard main circuit board that controls the other components in the system
central processing unit (CPU) considered the most important piece of hardware in a computer system because it interprets instructions from software programs.
Created by: baybro9933



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