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The basics of computing

  1. 1. The basics of computing - What system do you need? Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
  2. 2. Overall aims This lecture will cover • How IT is used in medicine • Basic systems that are available • What are the pro and cons of each • Identifying your needs IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
  3. 3. At the end of this course you will be able • The role of IT in medicine from practice, learning and research perspective. • to understand the Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS systems and their pro and cons • How to identify your needs and what system best suits your needs • Describe What is the future in computing and medicine IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
  4. 4. IT in Medicine • Clinical • Education • Research • Personal management systems – Contacts, calendar, document management systems, finances, databases, multimedia, e learning • Communication • Collaboration IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
  5. 5. Clinical – Patient administration system – Xrays, – EMR, – scheduling, – communication, – tele medicine, – robotic medicine, – diagnosis, IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
  6. 6. Education • Personal CPD – learning portfolios/journals • Teaching • Podcast , video cast, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, • Search engines • Authentic educational sites - HON IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
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  15. 15. Research • Pubmed/Athens/Scopus • Google scholar • Collaboration – cloud, google docs • Survey – google survey • Researchgate IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
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  18. 18. Personal Management System • PIM – Microsoft suite, Google • Document management system –Scan, OCR, file, index, search, cloud computing • Finances – banking, investment, budget, expenses, accounts • Database – patient records, research, hobbies • Media – image, video, audio, animation • E learning objects IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
  19. 19. PIM IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
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  21. 21. Database IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
  22. 22. Media • Picassa • Youtube • Audacity • Window media • Xtranormal IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
  23. 23. E learning • PowerPoint 2010 • Course Lab • LCDS • Articulate IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
  24. 24. Communication • Skype • WizIq • Viber • Tango • Google + IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
  25. 25. Collaboration • Cloud • Google docs • Dropbox • Prezi • Writeboard IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
  26. 26. What system IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
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  28. 28. Windows users • Home office users • IT Professionals • Developers • Business owners • Schools • Hospitals • Banks IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
  29. 29. Mac Users • Home Office users such as authors & lawyers • Start ups such as Twitter & Monster Designs • Accountants such as Nelson Accounting Professionals • Architects such as KAA Design Group • Creatives such as LinkedIn, T-Pain, Hallmark, and Francis Ford Coppola • Health industries such as hospitals • IT professionals such as MailWise • Law firms • Real Estate agents • Retail stores such as Paul Frank • Scientists such as The University of Manchester and The American Museum of Natural History IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
  30. 30. “Mac vs PC People: Personality Traits & Aesthetic/Media Choices“ • Mac People - the existing world in a light of “sameness” and thus express a desire to be perceived as different and unique. …in their aesthetic choices such as bold colors, “retro” designs, one-of-a-kind clothing and highly stylized art. • PC People - the world as “different enough already” and appreciate “being in tune with those around them.” - subtler, “mainstream modern” (neither retro nor extremely contemporary) design choices and their practical choices in clothing, footwear, and cars that favor getting the job done rather than making an overt design statement. • Media choices - Mac People trending toward more independent films, specialized comedians and design-centric magazines, and PC People trending toward more mainstream alternatives as well as sports. • Mac People ..describe themselves as “verbal”, “conceptual”, and “risk takers”, PC People ..are “numbers oriented”, “factual” and “steady, hard workers”. IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
  31. 31. Future • TECH TRENDS • Push media is back • news and information downloaded automatically • teens are so over e-mail • E-mail use is dropping fast among teens – What’s App • Surfing the Web with nothing but brainwaves • Kiss your keyboard goodbye IT for Doctors Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam

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