When starting a healthcare business there is so much that is entailed when it comes to the networks and what options are available and what may be the right fit for the certain company. When the needs are laid out, then it would be better to decide what networks would work best. This can be the most difficult challenge in the company as if the wrong choices are made then this can be more money out of their pocket. The networks really make the company is what it comes down to.
Network Design “The backbone network structure for the entire hospital is 1000 BaseT” (University of Phoenix, 2011, 2013). “Individual sections of departmental networks such as Radiology use different standards such as 1000 BaseF” (University of Phoenix, 2011, 2013). “The entire hospital has a complete power backup system with automatic cutover to a large diesel motor generator set. Individual departments have local UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) as depicted on the individual department network diagrams”. The 1000 BaseT is the main functioning part of the departments that can add anything that the system may need to work there for the particular specialty. Many of the individual departments have the 1000 BaseF, and many have their own system linked into the 1000 BaseT network, but it is not guaranteed that you will find this in all of the departments. In the University of Phoenix simulation (2011, 2013), HIPAA is strictly enforced and all patient data files are encrypted for storage using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) along with having the correct authorization to get into patient files. These systems work off of whatever it is that is beneficial for the particular department’s needs. The system that they have in place seems to be very efficient and effective in getting the job done for the needs of the hospital.
“1000BaseT Ethernet, released as the IEEE 802.3ab standard, supports 1000 Mbps Ethernet (usually called Gigabit Ethernet) over Category 5 or higher UTP cable” (Tomsho, 2011, "Ethernet Standards"). 1000BaseT uses copper cables while 1000Base F uses fiber optic cables. Category 5 cable contains four wire pairs that allows 250 Mbps of data to be sent and received simultaneously in both directions across the wire pairs. A bandwidth of 1000 Mbps can be transmitted in each direction in full-duplex mode. 1000BaseT Ethernet is 100 times faster than standard Ethernet. Hybrids are used to combine multiple signals, while cancellers intercept interference. According to Tomsho (2011), upgrading to 1000BaseT is fairly simple because only NICs and switches that do not operate at 1000 Mbps need to be replaced not the entire cabling infrastructure. ("Ethernet Standards"). Gigabit Ethernet is most commonly used in LAN but it is also suitable for MAN because transmission takes place over fiber-optic cables. A downfall of this type of Ethernet is that it is susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI) which can cause devices to malfunction.
The telecommunications that are currently being used by Patton-Fuller Hospital provide communication between the hospital, its staff and patients. The systems that are used help integrate the operating of the hospital for the patients. This is done by faxing, coping and printing of the records when needed. The right staffing must be hired that is fully knowledgeable of what the hospital needs to provide patients with the best care. Proper training has to be available to keep staff up to date about their job titles by videos, current position information and any information on any improvements that need to be communicated to help operations run to their maximum capability. The telecommunication lines must be open and up to date to handle all areas that the hospital will need for their patients like internet availability to access medical records and billing when needed, and all information must have authorization before any information is given or received. There are rules and…