Telecommunications and Networks in Clinical Information Systems
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Telecommunications and Networks in Clinical Information Systems

Test your knowledge on telecommunications systems, networks, and applications in clinical information systems. This quiz covers internet, intranets, extranets, security, and telecommunications technologies. Assess your understanding of telecommunications systems, including the electronic transmission of signals and telecommunications mediums.

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What is the primary function of a modem?

To convert analogue signals to digital and vice versa

What type of signal is easily understood by computers?

Digital signal

What is the primary advantage of fibre-optic cables?

High speed and security

What is the primary purpose of a multiplexor?

<p>To transmit multiple signals over a single medium</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main characteristic of a local area network (LAN)?

<p>Spans a relatively small geographic distance</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a common application of radio communication?

<p>Short-distance communication</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a characteristic of coaxial cables?

<p>Carries more data than twisted-pair</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a function of a front-end processor?

<p>To manage communication tasks</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a characteristic of microwave communication?

<p>High capacity and low cost</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a type of wireless communication technology?

<p>All of the above</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of network is managed by a third party and accessed via subscription?

<p>Value-added network (VAN)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of Network Management Software?

<p>To simplify human network management tasks</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of a Network Operating System?

<p>To enable devices on a network to communicate</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of protocols in network communication?

<p>To specify rules that govern device communication</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the type of protocol that provides an internet connection and connects devices to a local network?

<p>Ethernet</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of TCP-IP?

<p>To interconnect network devices on the internet</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of File Transfer Protocol (FTP)?

<p>Transferring files between computers</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for working from home via telecommunication links?

<p>Telecommuting</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the Internet, in essence?

<p>A network of networks that connects billions of computer users</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the process of transferring files from a user computer to a server computer called?

<p>Uploading</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for classes offered on the same time/different place or different time/different place basis?

<p>Distance Learning</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a collection of files, including texts, graphics, and audio clips, called?

<p>FTP site</p> Signup and view all the answers

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