Client-Server Computing: Lessons Learned and an Application in the Healthcare Industry

Client-Server Computing: Lessons Learned and an Application in the Healthcare Industry

Mahesh S. Raisinghani (University of Dallas, USA) and Ann Shou-an Char (Parkland Health and Hospital System, USA)
Copyright: © 2000 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-62-9.ch010
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Abstract

Client-server architecture is a local area network (LAN) based computing environment in which a central database sever or engine performs all database commands sent to it from client workstations, and application programs on each client concentrate on user interface functions. Client-server computing is a phrase used to describe a model for computer networking. In this shared processing model, a server has an intelligent database engine functioning as a service on the network. This model offers an efficient way to provide data/ information and services to many users as needed. A network connection is only made when a user needs to access the information or obtain the needed service. This lack of a continuous network connection provides network efficiency. Any change made in the server is transparent to clients.

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