This project was a culmination of two years of study at ITT-Technical Institutes\'s Bessemer, AL campus for an Associates degree in ITCNS (Information Technology Computer Network Systems). It was a team project of 7 members with the goal of designing a network solution for a fictional medical practice consolidation of 5 doctors in a company named Radiant Medical Services.
The doctors at Radiant Medical Services desire network access to all office locations.
Another requirement is an upgraded system allowing seemless access to patient medical records.
The doctors office hours are 7am-9pm daily depending on when the doctors in.
With this new upgraded system they shall need to increase their staff to allow for projected growth.
Physical security must be provided in addition to complying with current HIPPA laws. They also need a backup plan for disaster recovery on the central site.
5. Project Deliverables
Each office will need a LAN design that will be incorporated into the WAN design. These designs will:
Provide the ability to provide information on each patient as well as communications abilities between all locations.
Meet all necessary security and disaster planning in regards to all relevant HIPPA requirements at a reasonable cost.
Detailed timeline outlining all phases and works to be completed.
6. Primary Business Objectives
Our primary business objectives are defined within two categories:
1 provision of a high-quality, fully functioning network solution for the doctors and patients of Radiant Medical Services, LLC that will meet all their requirements successfully.
2 To design, plan, implement, and test this network solution successfully in such a way as to be a financial asset to both Radiant Medical Services, LLC and Greenbox Network Solutions.
7. Secondary Business Objectives
All of our secondary business objectives are designed to assist in the successful completion of the primary ones, as previously listed, such as:
Successful achievement of the network design plans and pre-testing using network simulation software.
Complete the purchase of all equipment and supplies necessary to complete the project within all budget and timeline parameters.
Successful setup and initialization of all network equipment and connections including all software packages.
Successful testing and initialization of all business software including vital updates.
A successful training program for all appropriate employees and the doctors on the new computer systems and software programs.
8. Goals & Objectives
A comprehensive network design that will incorporate all submitted requirements and allow for projected growth.
Comprehensive and full detail plans for all network connections including all configuration, network, and other necessary settings.
Construction of a complete plan of action to allow each doctor to conduct business as normal without disruption to the staff or patients.
The construction of a realistic and detailed timeline that will be goal oriented and geared toward a successful completion of the proposed network solution.
Detailed plans for the purchase, storage, & transportation/delivery of all necessary equipment and supplies to the appropriate locations within all specified cost parameters as contained within the proposed budget.
The actual implementation of all the above plans including all the proper documentation by the onsite personnel during this phase of the project.
Final testing of all installed hardware, software, and network connectivity.
Initialization of the entire network and any last minute configuration adjustments to have the network up and operating within all specified ranges.
10. Scope Specifications
Key Highlighted Specifications:
High-level plans for the proposed network design to be constructed in the provision of a network infrastructure to connected all 5 office locations.
Provision of all necessary configuration settings for all computer systems and network devices.
A comprehensive action plan for the installation process that will allow all five office locations to conduct their normal daily business operations.
The creation of a highly detailed timeline for the successful completion of the proposed upgrades and network.
Purchasing, procurement, storage, and delivery of all equipment and supplies that will be involved in the upgrading and installation process.
Provision of all necessary personnel for the successful completion of the project.
Provision of full diagnostic testing of all equipment, network connections, and software packages.
The replacement of all dot-matrix and low-end printers at all five office locations with network enabled printers.
All computer systems (hardware & software) will be upgraded (replaced) with newer equipment and up-to-date versions of necessary software as per submitted requirements.
Specifically addressed requirement scope specifications per remote & central office locations will include:
Additional servers, workstations, and other necessary hardware & software
The LAN at the central office location will be upgraded as specified
Software to be installed per workstation:
Email client software
Network connectivity to centralized patient information, billing, & insurance claim applications, and the Internet.
Configuration of all network connections to allow for high-speed communications at all 5 locations with proper security measures in place to secure all data.
A comprehensive system for data backup ensuring full disaster recovery.
Full detailed documentation furnished
Guidance/advice on full-time IT department staff versus contracted IT management service
Guidance/advice on use of wireless systems
Guidance/advice as to VoIP technology
Network use and new software training provided to all appropriate Radiant Medical Services, LLC personnel.
14. Out-of-Scope Specifications
Key Highlighted Specifications:
Provision of security personnel and other physical security measures that lie outside of our control
Security of all data and backup media outside of our possession during implementation of solution prior to transfer of that data to the new system
Work delays caused by unforeseen events such as natural disasters or states of national emergency that no specified contingency plan has been constructed for
Construction, addition, or provision for any office furniture necessary to house or support new network hardware or cabling requirements outside those specified within the submitted documents.
Extra training of Radiant Medical Services, LLC staff on network administration, configuration, and installation issues or other such issues not specified within our pro