Patton-Fuller Community Hospital Networking Paper

3064 Words Sep 12th, 2010 13 Pages
Patton-Fuller Community Hospital has been in business in the City of Kelsey since 1975. The hospital provides high quality medical care to the citizens of Kelsey and the surrounding area. Some of the services the hospital offers are x-rays, pharmacy, and emergency services for children and adults. “As one of the first hospitals in Kelsey, the staff is committed to providing a variety of programs that will support the health and welfare of the local community populations” (Apollo Group, 2010).
The hospital’s backbone network structure for the entire hospital is 1000Base T. Some of the other individual sections of the departmental network use different standards such as 1000Base F. The areas that use the 1000Base T are responsible for the
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Thin computers only provide access to a network. They don’t have a hard drive, fan, or any other moving parts. They are ideal for hospitals since they offer more secure storage of data than desktops or notebooks. This feature will help the hospital more effectively comply with HIPPA laws. These type of computers are also energy efficient and very reliable.
The following are using 1000 BaseF single mode fiber: MRI, CT, X Ray, Mammograms, PET, Nuclear Medicine, and Sonography have their own viewing station. This department uses a UPS to protect the data sent and received here. They utilize an Apple MAC Pro with 2-3 GHz processors, 16 GB RAM, 4-750 hard drive in RAID, a FO network card, 30” cinema displays, imaging software, as well as the MAC Operating system with OS Virtualization. The emergency room has 1 workstation with a portable x-ray machine. It is a MAC Pro with 2 dual 3 GHz processors, 8 GB RAM, 2-750 GB HD RAID, Fiber Card, SuperDrive, 30” display, and the MAC OS with OS virtualization. The regular workstations use a 20” iMAC with a 2 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM, 350 GB hard drive, SuperDrive, and fiber card. They are operating with the same MAC Operating System with OS Virtualization as the rest of the hospital. The SuperDrive allows for the reading and writing of media stored on different storage devices, such as CD/DVD. The fiber card allows for the prioritization of

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