Network Developement Capstone Project 2009 Sping Quarter

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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.

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  • 1. Radiant Medical Services, LLC Proposed Network Solution By: Greenbox Network Solutions

2. Project Consultants

  • Bridgette Ellis Project Leader
  • Brenda Jefferson Network Solutions Consultant
  • Richard Rumley Network Design Specialist
  • Tyler Foster - Network Solutions Consultant
  • Andrew Shepherd Risk Assessment Specialist
  • Eugene Walker Network Solutions Consultant
  • Patrick Bolling Network & Web Design Specialist

3. Purpose

  • Resolve five doctors issues
  • Provide better service to patients
  • Zero impact to normal business operations

4. Project Context

  • 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.
  • Timeline
    • 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

  • 1 stObjective:
      • A comprehensive network design that will incorporate all submitted requirements and allow for projected growth.
  • 2 ndObjective:
      • Comprehensive and full detail plans for all network connections including all configuration, network, and other necessary settings.
  • 3 rdObjective:
      • Construction of a complete plan of action to allow each doctor to conduct business as normal without disruption to the staff or patients.
  • 4 thObjective:
      • The construction of a realistic and detailed timeline that will be goal oriented and geared toward a successful completion of the proposed network solution.

9.

  • 5 thObjective:
      • 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.
  • 6 thObjective:
      • The actual implementation of all the above plans including all the proper documentation by the onsite personnel during this phase of the project.
  • 7 thObjective:
      • Final testing of all installed hardware, software, and network connectivity.
  • Final Objective:
      • 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.

11.

    • 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.

12.

    • 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:
      • Microsoft Office
      • Email client software
      • Web browser
    • Network connectivity to centralized patient information, billing, & insurance claim applications, and the Internet.

13.

    • 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.
    • ISP recommendation
    • A comprehensive system for data backup ensuring full disaster recovery.
    • Connectivity redundancy
    • 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.

15.

    • Extra training of Radiant Medical Services, LLC staff on network administration, configuration, and installation issues or other such issues not specified within our pro