Medicine and the internet l.jpg
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 15

Medicine and the Internet PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Medicine and the Internet Don Nelson and Gordon Baustian Overview What is the Internet? How did it come about? What can it do for physicians? How can I get connected? Prospects for the future What is the Internet? udp: gopher:

Download Presentation

Medicine and the Internet

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Medicine and the internet l.jpg

Medicine and the Internet

Don Nelson and Gordon Baustian


Overview l.jpg

Overview

  • What is the Internet?

  • How did it come about?

  • What can it do for physicians?

  • How can I get connected?

  • Prospects for the future


What is the internet l.jpg

What is the Internet?

udp:

gopher:

  • A loosely organized, but effective, network of computers and smaller networks

  • A set of rules (protocols) for computers to make connections to other computers and to request and transfer information

ftp:

TCP/IP

Telnet:

http:

ppp:

pop:


How we got the internet l.jpg

How we got the Internet

  • Department of Defense support for computing research

  • (Defense) Advanced Research Projects Agency: ARPANET (1969)

  • Share expensive experimental computers ($$$) among researchers


How we got the internet5 l.jpg

How we got the Internet

  • The Cold War

  • Need for “disaster-proof”network

  • Decentralized

  • Reconfigure itself

  • Work around outages


Terminology l.jpg

Terminology

  • Hosts / Servers

    • Systems that supply information

    • More-or-less permanent connection to the Net

  • Clients

    • Systems that request information

    • May be intermittently connected

  • One system may play both roles


How it grew l.jpg

How it grew!!

  • The PC revolution -- Cheap computers!

  • Millions of users

  • Hypertext

  • The World Wide Web (WWW)


Hypertext l.jpg

Hypertext

  • Ability to embed references to other documents

  • References “Links” are active

  • Move from one item to another by selecting a link


Hypertext9 l.jpg

Hypertext

  • This is ordinary text from a Web Page

  • This is hypertext


Hypertext10 l.jpg

Hypertext

  • HTML Hypertext Markup Language

    • Create documents with links to other documents

  • HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol

    • Send HTML documents from one computer to another

  • One resource can “contain” others anywhere

  • Hence “World Wide Web”


What is a url l.jpg

What is a URL?

  • Uniform Resource Locator

  • An address to any item on the Internet

http://www.microsoft.com/index.htm

The itemrequested

Name of host computer

Protocol to use


What do i need l.jpg

What do I need?

  • Computer

  • Modem or other connection

  • Software -- Browser

    • Netscape Navigator

    • Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Internet provider

    • Compuserve, America Online

    • Physicians Online

    • Local provider: CR Library, etc.


What lies ahead l.jpg

What Lies Ahead?

  • Patient education on line

  • Secure transactions

  • Access to medical records?

  • Patients schedule own appointments?


Where to get more information l.jpg

Where to get more information

  • Mercy Library classes

  • Local user groups

  • Computer store classes

  • Books: Hutchinson: A Pocket Guide to the Medical Internet

  • Surf yourself


  • Login