Strategic Network Design: A case study of Network Upgrade in St. Andrew's Hospital

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Outline

  • St. Andrew's Hospital Profile
  • Strategic Goals
  • Network Design Requirements
  • Key Definitions
  • Allocated Networking Technology
  • Conclusions

St. Andrew's Hospital Profile

  • Independent private surgical hospital
  • Located in Adelaide, South Australia

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   Health care facilities:

  • Nine operating theatre suites
  • A Critical Care Unit with 18 beds
  • Cardiac Unit
  • Angiography Suite
  • Day Patient Suite

Strategic Goals (Top management)

Mission:  Medical & Surgical Excellence

Vision:  "St Andrew's Hospital will be known as the best private hospital in Australia with a culture where relationships matter"

Values: We care, we create, we deliver

Strategic Goals (Middle Management)

  • Electronic Health Record (EHR)​ 
    • Enabling specialists and doctors with access to patient information
  • More patient-centric services delivered to the bedside
    • Self-service menus, entertainment and internet

Network Design Requirements

User

Application

Devices

Network

Network Design Requirements (cont.)

User Requirements

Real-time systems with messaging capabilities allow for things like wristbands to be used as a nurse call button

Application Requirements

  • High-resolution medical images
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  • Electronic health records (EHRs)
  • Wireless RFID-based real-time systems

Network Design Requirements (cont.)

Device Requirements

Workstation On Wheels (WOWs)

Computers On Wheels (COWs)

Infusion pumps

X-ray machines

Monitoring devices

 

Network Requirements

High Redundancy and Security

Optimized for 2.4GHz of the latest standards like 802.11ac

 

picture taken from asrhealthcare.com

St. Andrew's Hospital

Network Upgrade

  • Motivated by rapidly changing trends in health services
  • To develop the foundation for its digital future
  • Network upgrade performed in 2013
  • Cisco® Medical-Grade Network (MGN) as key technology
  • KPMG* and Data Mobility Voice** as partners

*   https://home.kpmg.com/au/en/home.html

** http://www.dmv.net.au/

Key Definitions

Hierarchical Network Design

A hierarchical network design model breaks the complex problem of network design into smaller, more manageable problems.

(Cisco Global Learning Network, 2003)

  • Core layer
  • Distribution layer
  • Access layer

 

Wide Area Network

A computer network that spans a relatively large geographical area. Typically, a WAN consists of two or more local-area networks (LANs).

(Beal, 2016)

Allocated Networking Technology

Cisco® Medical-Grade Network (MGN)

  • Resilient 
  • Protected 
  • Interactive
  • Responsive 
     

("Cisco Medical-Grade Network (MGN) 2.0— Campus Architecture", 2012)

Cisco® Medical-Grade Network (MGN)

(Gibbs & Quillen, 2007)

Cisco® Medical-Grade Network (MGN)

 Cisco
Catalyst
® 3750-X Series Switches 

IP Telephony

("Cisco Medical-Grade Network (MGN) 2.0— Campus Architecture", 2012)

Conclusions

  • St. Andrew's Hospital Network Upgrade develops the foundation for its digital future
  • Focus on patient-centric services
  • Network upgrade performed in 2013
  • Require reliable and highly secure network design
  • Utilize IP telephony as a cost-effective technology solution
  • Cisco® Medical-Grade Network (MGN) as key technology

References

Beal, V. (2016). What is Wide-Area Network (WAN)? Webopedia Definition. Webopedia.com. Retrieved August 19, 2016, from http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/W/wide_area_network_WAN.html

 

Cisco Global Learning Network. (2003). Cisco.com. Retrieved August 18, 2016, from http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/demos/CCNP1v30/ch1/1_1_1/index.html

 

Cisco Medical-Grade Network (MGN) 2.0— Campus Architecture. (2012). Cisco. Retrieved August 18, 2016, from http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en_us/solutions/industries/docs/healthcare/mgn_campus.pdf

 

Corporate – St Andrews. (2016). Stand.org.au. Retrieved August 18, 2016, from http://www.stand.org.au/pages/corporate

 

Gibbs, M. & Quillen, H. (2007). The Medical-Grade Network: Helping Transform Healthcare. Cisco. Retrieved August 18, 2016, from http://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en_us/solutions/industries/docs/healthcare/07CS1034_HC_Whitepaper_r5.pdf

 

Home – St Andrews. (2016). Stand.org.au. Retrieved August 18, 2016, from http://www.stand.org.au/

 

South Australia’s St Andrew’s Hospital deploys Cisco Medical Grade Network. (2016). blogs@Cisco - Cisco Blogs. Retrieved August 18, 2016, from http://blogs.cisco.com/news/south-australias-st-andrews-hospital-deploys-cisco-medical-grade-network

 

St. Andrews Hospital Prepares for a Digital Future Providing the Foundation for Reliable and Highly Secure Health Data Communications | The Network | The Network. (2016). Newsroom.cisco.com. Retrieved August 18, 2016, from https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1152693

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