April 30, 2014

How to design a greenfield IT system for a healthcare setting

Join us, Extreme Networks and HealthSystemCIO, on Thursday, May 8 at 1 p.m. Eastern, as David Chou, CIO of University of Mississippi Medical Center, presents his webinar, “From the Ground Up: The CIO’s Role in New Hospital Construction.” Those interested in IT design, including Wi-Fi, within healthcare settings are encouraged to attend. Following his presentation, David will be participating in a Q&A session with Anthony Guerra, editor in chief of HealthSystemCIO.com.

During the early stages of adding Wi-Fi to the newly constructed Medical Center at the University of Mississippi, David faced unforeseen challenges firsthand, as there can be countless issues that exist when adding Wi-Fi within a healthcare setting. There are often early points of the process when others do not think CIOs need to be involved, which can result in an overall lack of communication during critical building decisions. There can additionally be hurdles in working with architects, as construction or planning mistakes can hinder the technology of the future. Commonly, as with any new construction, there are budgeting challenges that must be addressed when planning technology for a new building.

While there are certainly benefits to designing hospital IT in a greenfield opportunity, David Chou will discuss the potential challenges and explore ways to be prepared should issues arise.

We welcome you to register here for “From the Ground Up: The CIO’s Role in New Hospital Construction.”

About The Contributor:
Bob ZemkeDirector of Healthcare Solutions

Bob Zemke is the Director of Healthcare Solutions and is responsible for the healthcare market strategy at Extreme Networks. An IT professional with a broad span of experience in healthcare, Bob has over 14 years working both within hospital IT and as a consultant in next generation network design, deployment and management. Bob has been featured in publications such as HealthCare Design Magazine, Mobile Wireless Magazine, and Healthcare Executive Exchange. He is coauthor of a book entitled "WiFi Enabled Healthcare" that is available on Amazon.com. Bob frequently participates industry-specific events including HIMSS, Enterprise Connect, Interop and is active in the AAMI, CWNP, IEEE, and HIMSS organizations . Bob holds an BA degree in Telecommunications Management from Western Michigan University and his MS in Telecommunications and Network Management from Syracuse University's iSchool.

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