Week 4 Individual Assignment Health Care Challenges Memo
Consider the following real-world scenario:
You work for a large health care organization with both administrative and patient care departments. In your role as the IT representative for your department, it is extremely important that you can segregate data between the two departments but can also access files—such as radiology films and lab test results—to provide quick responses when needed.
Some of this can be accomplished through the use of the operating system, using what is called subnetting, that keeps data from crossing those lines. As part of this process, IP addressing must be correct.
Write a 2- to 3-page memo to the department heads of your organization to inform them how the information may be segregated yet available to designated network users.
Address the following points:
What are the types of network infrastructure and network configuration most commonly used in health care organizations?
What are some of the challenges for data communication, especially with the large files needed for maintaining radiology films and other test results that must be maintained and transferred?
What are some of the steps that must be undertaken to ensure that only individuals and equipment with proper credentials can access needed data?
What types of equipment must be available in the organization to allow for this segregation of data?
Who is responsible for requesting access? Who is responsible for approving the access?
How does process this keep unauthorized individuals and equipment from accessing data?