Imagine you work for a large health care organization with administrative and patient care departments. In your role as the IT representative for your department, it is critical that you can segregate data between the two departments and also access files, such as radiology films and lab test results, to provide quick responses when needed. Some of this can be accomplished through the use of the operating system using what is called subnetting, which keeps data from crossing those lines. As part of this process, IP addressing must be correct.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word memo to the department heads of your organization to inform them how the information may be segregated yet available to designated network users.

Address the following points:

  • Describe the types of network infrastructure and network configuration most commonly used in health care organizations.
  • Explain benefits and challenges of DHCP vs. Static IP Addressing.
  • Explain some of the challenges for data communication, especially with the large files needed for maintaining radiology films and other test results that must be maintained and transferred.
  • Describe the steps that must be undertaken to ensure that only individuals and equipment with proper credentials can access needed data.
  • Identify the types of equipment that must be available in the organization to allow for this segregation of data.
  • Explain who is responsible for requesting access.
  • Explain who is responsible for approving the access.
  • Explain how this process keeps unauthorized individuals and equipment from accessing data.

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.

Cite at least 3 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar references, not including weekly readings.

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