Capstone Case: New Century Well ness Group;New Cenrury Wellness Group offers a holistic approach to healthcare with an emphasis on;preventive medic i ne as well as traditional medical care. In your role as an IT consultant, you;will help New Century develop a new information system.;B ackgro u n d;The New Cenrury partners accepted your interface, output, input, and data designs and your;recommendation to install a server and desktop computer clients on a local area network. At this;point, you review your notes and plan the arch i tecrure for the New Century system.;New Cenrury Wellness Group has four primary care physicians, one nurse practit i oner (NP);four physica l therapists, one registered nutritionist, e i ght nurses, and eight support staff. Each;of the physicians, NP, therap i sts, nutritionist and support staff has their own workstations. The;nurses work from one of three nurse stations that shou l d have at least three computers at each;station. Each nurse station will have a high - volume network laser printer and a scanner attached;to one workstation. The checkin/checkout area will have an impact printer for multipart forms;and a network laser printer. The network w i ll include an online backup serv i ce, Internet access via a cable connection wi t h a l ocal cable company.;The partners want you to ensure the physical network is scalable, and able to handle the;electronic medical record phase after the business support system i s implemented. The electronic;medical record phase will require a computer or thin client to be i nstalled i n each exam room and;procedure room. They will also use portable computers and tablets to access patient informat i on;as the providers move from room to room around the clinic.;The hardware requirements are only part of the final installat i on plan wh i ch you must deve l op.;You should start by reviewing the DFDs and object - oriented diagrams that you prepared in;the systems analysis phase, and the ERDs and table designs that you created in the systems design;phase. Then, review the system architecture checklist at the beg i nning of this chapter. W i th th i s in formation, you should be able to prepare a system design specification.;Tasks;1. Draw a simple floor plan for New Cenrury Wellness group and include the placement of;all network nodes including the placement of a server, and network equipment. How many;ports will your switch need t o accommodate?;2. Given th i s information, what physical and logical topolog i es would you recommend for;New Century? Explain your answer.;3. What would be the benefits of using a wireless network? Are there any drawbacks?;4. Using the informat i on you just prepared, as well as other information you deve l oped for in;previous chapters, prepare a system design specification that includes sect i ons on the man ?;agement summary, system components, system environment, imp l ementation requirements;and time and cost estimates.
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