In making my recommendation for Health Mart I have chosen Windows based Operating systems, both for the clients and servers. Each client and server is to run the minimum system requirements listed below to allow for each necessary program to function correctly. The programs that will be installed on each client are as follows; I-Site Radiology System, Praxis Electronic Medical Record, and Cerner Clinical Lab System. Based on the research I have done regarding I-site radiology system, praxis electronic medical record and Cerner Clinical lab systems I have come up with the final recommendations for all the workstations or clients that health mart will use.
Each client will require the minimum the system requirements I have listed below. Processor:
Intel® Core™ i5-650 Processor (4M Cache, 3.20 GHz) or better RAM:
6 gigs or more
High end graphics card with OpenGL 3.2 support, 2 GB on board memory. (nVidia Quadro for best results) Diagnosis Displays:
Two 5 MP monitors 510K approved.
500 GB or more
Windows 7 (32x or 64x bit)
Switched Ethernet, 100 Mbps
TCP/IP protocol enabled.
Logical configuration: Windows Domain (active directory)
T1 at minimum with at least 1 static IP address. However T3 or fiber is recommended. Peripherals:
Monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, NEC, scanners, printers, and health related input devices.
If each client meets these system requirements we will avoid any issues with running I-site, Praxis and Cerner application programs. This will ensure each user will have the capability to efficiently use peripherals, and access the servers.
Each server will require the minimum system requirements I have listed below to run I-Site, Praxis and Cerner application software. Based on the number of employees at Health Mart I am recommending 6 servers are housed onsite. Processor:
2 x Intel® Xeon® Processor E5620 (12M Cache, 2.40 GHz, 5.86 GT/s Intel® QPI) RAM Memory:
P410 Controller 6GB/s. Backplane 6GB/s
RAID1 (Operating System) RAID10 (Oracle Database)
Operating System 2 x 146GB 15K RPM Serial-Attach SCSI/SAS (RAID1) 6GB/s Oracle Database 4 x 1TB 15K RPM Serial-Attach SCSI/SAS (RAID10) 6GB/s Speed: Hard Disk I/O speeds min 300mbs
Windows Server® 2008 x64, Standard Edition
All the MS Windows Critical updates from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com Oracle 11G (not provided by Praxis)
Monitors, keyboards, mice
After reviewing each of the recommended system requirements for I-Site, Praxis and Cerner I am recommending Windows based Clients and Servers. I understand the office likes feel for Mac OS stations however for Health Mart to operated smooth and efficiently we must use hardware architecture which best fits our applications. Both I site and Praxis require the use of Windows XP or higher. For this reason alone I cannot approve the use of Mac OSX. As for the servers Windows based servers are recommended over LINUX for the use of Praxis Electronic Medical record software. Each station will have plenty of memory, input and output devices, speed and computing power. I recommend we contact Dell for special enterprise pricing as they will be able to build each client and server to our specs. Each client should have a monitor, mouse, keyboard, NEC and networked to the printer. Some of the stations may have more peripherals such as document scanners, bigger screens and health related input devices. The servers should have monitors, mouse and keyboard.
Windows Hardware/Software Architecture:
To keep costs down and efficiency up I believe Health Mart should have an internal IT team or “help desk team” on staff to provide technical support to users as well as maintain the servers. With an onsite staff of IT professional’s problems can be...
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