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You are holding your first meeting with the office managers and the newest additions to your medical center's group of affiliated physicians. The topic of this first meeting is a discussion of the benefits to be gained by connecting to the hospital network. Answer should include (but is not limited to) the following:

The benefits of networking
Discussion of network utilization between office and hospital mainframe
Decreased turn time for test results

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Numerous benefits can be achieved by connecting the hospital network. First of all, the quality of patient care can be significant enhanced and significant savings in terms of time can be generated by sharing or exchanging data across the hospital network. Data exchange can be secure, quicker and reliable by connecting to the hospital network. Physicians can get streamlined and quick access to patient's data which can be ...

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