1. Introduction

Hospitals are extremely technical places with complex ICT equipment in wards, laboratories, pharmacies and offices. They are also very large and so they need communication equipment to keep everyone in touch.

There are many examples of how computers and IT systems help doctors and hospitals deliver effective health care to patients.

Over the next few pages we will be looking at some of the methods used to keep us healthy, find out what might be wrong with us and treat problems that are found.