It Infrastructure Project Description The Capstone Project

Length: 25 pages Sources: 10 Subject: Education - Computers Type: Capstone Project Paper: #5845260 Related Topics: Ip Address, Biometric Technology, Firewalls, Medication Errors
Excerpt from Capstone Project :

Secured real time protocol (SRTP) is also being identified to enhance the security parameter of WAN and LAN network elements. "SRTP provides protection with encryption keys for wired and wireless networks including bandwidth limited channels." (Guillen and Chacon 2009 P. 690). There is also a growing use of IP secure to protect organization from the interception of data over the LAN and WAN environment.

To enhance network security, Chen, Horng, & Yang (2008) postulate the use of public key cryptography. While there is a growing use of public key cryptography, there is still a shortcoming identified with the use of public key cryptography in the LAN and WAN environment. Since the public key is being kept in a public file, it is possible for an active intruder to forge the contents of the public key and use it to get access onto the data kept within the network system. To overcome the shortcoming identified with the public key cryptography, the private key cryptography is proposed because it has continued to gain recognition in the WAN and LAN security environment.

"The public key is normally used for encrypting messages and is publicly known while the private key is used for decrypting messages and is kept secret. However for generating ? digital signature, the private key is used to sign ? message that can be verified by the corresponding public key" (Murthy & Sudheendra 2008 P. 690).

With the importance of the private key, the security of the private key is important because there could be an unauthorized access to data, if the private key is compromised. The shortcoming of a private key is its large size because it may not be possible for a user to remember the private key each time it is required. Moreover, a sophisticated network attacker could exploit the password-based encryption. To address the shortcoming, the authors propose the use of a biometric security system to enhance the security of cryptographically strong key system. The benefit of a novel biometric-based technique is that a user does not need to "regenerates the private key by using his password, fingerprint and information stored in ? smart card." (Murthy & Sudheendra 2008 P. 690).

Based on the review of the previous work, the study provides the rationale of the project and analysis to arrive at deliverables.

1.3: Project Rationale

The rationale behind the project is to enhance the quality of service delivered by the Oak Creek Healthcare. Based on the project implementation, the company also aims to implement the cost effective and error free healthcare service using the latest technology. The company also aims to achieve better accuracy and higher productivity as well as breaking the distance between patients and physicians using tale-consultancy. Typically, Oak Creek Healthcare attempts to improve its efficiency through the Electronic Health Record (EHR) to store patient information and automated medical records.

More rational behind the project is as follows:

Use of Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) to provide physician and nurses real time support for diagnosis of patients and treatment.

Electronic materials management (EMM) to track and manage the company inventory medical supply similar to the enterprises resources planning.

Reducing medication errors, which may lead to adverse drug events.

Assist the company to decrease dosage errors

Prescription of drugs more precisely with improved accuracy

Promoting patient safety and reducing medical errors

Implementing wireless systems to improve the communication system within the organization. (Medipac, 2004).

More rationale behind the project is as follows:

Enhancement of competitive market advantages for Oak Creek Healthcare.

A State-of-the-art operating centers at Fairfax and Miami and Fairfax.

Best and latest network support within the organization.

Database system to store company records and patient information.

High speed network connectivity across Fairfax and Miami.

VoIP at Fairfax and Miami sites for unparallel communication.

Scalable Local Area Network at Fairfax and Miami center.

Flawless WAN interfaces to connect Fairfax and Miami center

Secured internet and extranet connections for...


Hostlinks telecommunication provides system design for Oak Creek Healthcare in accordance with the design methodology, and the Hostlink makes use of Private IP to sustain WAN connectivity for the company. The WAN makes use of provisioned router and a Cisco 7204 to support multimedia as well as maintaining future system development. The Cisco 7204 consists of 4-slot that allows Oak Creek to support multiple protocol as well as connecting LAN across WAN interface.

The WAN design consists of 155 Mbit/s OC-3 circuit being provisioned by the Hostlinks telecommunication to enhance network connection of:

Fairfax Virginia Data Center

Miami Florida Data Center

The Ethernet Gigabit is used to establish LAN connection because of its superior scalability, manageability, its affordability and its ability to provide high quality of service. The WAN and LAN routing protocols consists of Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) to allow summarization on interface basis. The EIGRP is also implemented to provide support for the network connection for Oak Creek Healthcare. The LAN architecture of each center consists of Cisco 6509E. For the secured access, the WLAN (Wireless local Area Network) is connected to WLC (Wireless LAN Controller), and there is an implementation of UPS to maintain constant power supply.

IDS (Intrusion Detection System), IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) and firewall are integrated in the network system to enhance the network security. The system also incorporates anti-virus in all the company computers to achieve secured communication and system security. The Cisco router is used for the WAN connection, and the Cisco 7200 is used to connect the 6509E through dual copper Gigabit in order to establish the Ethernet connection. The Gigabit Ethernet of Cisco 7200 is connected to port 5/2 core switch to establish network connection.

B. Project Goals and Objectives

Based on the project development, Oaks Greek Healthcare has attempted to achieve its goals and objectives. However, there are still listed goals and objectives that the organization has not been able to achieve. Some of the listed goals that the Oaks Creek Healthcare has been able to achieve are as follows:

1. Assisting the Oak Creek Healthcare to achieve competitive market advantages with the increase of market shares by 34%:

In the contemporary healthcare sector, the integration of it has proven to be an effective tool to enhance market advantages. While it has been an effective tool to enhance market shares within a healthcare sector, there are still small percentages of healthcare providers embracing network technology to achieve market advantages. Based on the gap identified within the healthcare sector, Oak Creek Healthcare will take the advantages of new technology to increase the market shares by 34%. Through the implementation of new technology, the organization will be able to improve the quality and safety of patients. The report provided by the Medipac (2004) shows that the huge costs of design and implementation of latest network technology has been the major setback that makes many healthcare providers to be unable to integrate the latest network technology to enhance the quality of the service. Thus, the implementation of the latest technology will make Oak Creek Healthcare to enjoy following benefits, which makes the organization to achieve increase in the market shares.

Infrastructure: The company has been able to make use of wireless network to enhance communication. The company has also been able to employ the new technology for the drug transcription using voice recognition system. The new infrastructure has also enhanced the service of physicians as well as overall organization because Oak Creek has been able to employ new inventory control to increase the company market shares.

Administrative Billing and financial: The new technology has been able to improve the billing system within the organization. The waiting time before a patient will see a physician has been greatly reduced since a patient could rapidly pay online, and the system has increased the total number of customers patronizing the organization daily. The new technology has also facilitated patients' registration, and personnel payroll. With the introduction of these new devices, the organization has been able to enjoy increase in the market shares.

Clinical: Within the clinical settings, the computerized order entry for drugs and electronic health record offer improvement on the method the company implements test because the new system has integrated error-alert transcription that is used to reduce and eliminate errors in the clinical settings. With the Clinical Decision Support Systems, the organization has been able to monitor patients electronically. With the implementation of the new system, the company has been able to increase the market shares by 34%.

2. Enhancement of the efficiency of Oak Creek employees

The new project has been able to enhance the efficiency of employee through the creation of electronic health record (EHR). The EHR is the electronic file that integrates text, image, voice and handwritten notes in the electronic file for…

Sources Used in Documents:


Chen, T. Horng, G. & Yang, C. (2008).Public Key Authentication Schemes for Local Area. Informaticia.19 (1):3-16.

Fetterolf, P.C. & Anandalinga, G. (1992). Optimal design of LAN-WAN internetworks:

an approach using simulated annealing. Annals of Operations Research. 36: 275-298.

Guillen, P.E. & Chacon, D. A (2009). VoIP Networks Performance Analysis with Encryption Systems. World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology. 58: 688-695.

Cite this Document:

"It Infrastructure Project Description The" (2012, March 30) Retrieved June 22, 2021, from

"It Infrastructure Project Description The" 30 March 2012. Web.22 June. 2021. <>

"It Infrastructure Project Description The", 30 March 2012, Accessed.22 June. 2021,

Related Documents
Oklahoma's Budget for Infrastructure Projects
Words: 910 Length: 3 Pages Topic: Government - Fiscal Policy Paper #: 84082894

Implications of Capital Projects for State Budgets Like many other states, Oklahoma is faced with some serious problems with respect to a deteriorating critical infrastructure, including most especially the need for repairs and improvements on its roads and bridges. In response, the Oklahoma Long Range Capital Planning Commission has recommended a series of long-term capital projects through fiscal year 2024 that are intended to address the most serious of these infrastructural

Project Management Strategies Used for
Words: 2745 Length: 10 Pages Topic: Business - Management Paper #: 38251102

All sheets must be accounted for and either closed off or re-scheduled before the new 'work to' list is formed. The maintenance superintendent checks all sheets to ensure quality of the system. Defects are entered into the system by the operations personnel who monitor the operation of all equipment or are usually the first point of contact for other personnel. The technician who rectifies a defect is responsible for

Project Financing International Project Finance:
Words: 5068 Length: 15 Pages Topic: Economics Paper #: 52297291

This can subsequently result as the massive benefits to the commercial contestants devoid of the incurring of the extra cost that pertaining to such commercial participants. The participation of the export credit agencies accompanied by the existing multilateral developments institutions normally results to the lofty stage of the ecological, employment and other supplementary social standards, which are extremely expensive and cumbersome to, accomplished. The application these existing social standards are

Project Management
Words: 3004 Length: 10 Pages Topic: Management Paper #: 15672252

.....project management approach is increasingly becoming popular in today's workplace. Organisations are ever more recognising the benefits of accomplishing tasks and activities as projects -- better task coordination, quicker task execution, and so on (Larson et al., 2013). The author's organisation, a renewable energy firm with operations in Australia and beyond, has particularly been shifting to the project management approach in recent years. The organisation is currently interested in acquiring

Project Management This Report Stipulates
Words: 3294 Length: 11 Pages Topic: Business Paper #: 7457334

Problems and risks related to contracted a new company relate both to cost, safety measures and legal liability. The primary consideration is cost, as this is the major problem related to the issue mentioned above. The first requirement for the new company would then have to be a cost that is as close as possible to the price to date charged by Walkers Ausgas before the increase. Being a transport

Project Management Notebook
Words: 1950 Length: 5 Pages Topic: Business Paper #: 50863217

Project Management Notebook This report provides a resourcing plan, a risk management plan, as well as a leadership and management plan for a three-day music festival to be held in Country Victoria during the 2016 Australia Day Weekend. The report also discusses the chosen approach for each plan, clearly highlighting why other alternatives may not be suitable for this type of project. Resourcing Plan Project resources generally fall in three categories: labor (human