First Advisor

Lupo, James A.

Second Advisor

Barnes, Stephen D.

Third Advisor

Hart, Douglas I.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Systems Engineering


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

70 pages


For the purposes of this research, the "design science" discipline of Information Systems will structure the overall methodology and framework for results. By leveraging the design science framework, this study will dissect and analyze various parts of a hospital's network, to uncover substandard practices and problematic weaknesses that commonly result in an overall decrease in the quality of healthcare provided to patients, and negatively affect business operations of hospitals and healthcare facilities. For the purposes of this research the chosen hospital will be categorized as Mid-Western Hospital. This thesis will investigate, in a real world healthcare organization, fault management technologies in the network design using Dual-MAN architecture. By analyzing current network bandwidth performance and financial data of a health care organization, as it relates to network connection cost, organizations can improve network performance and save money in the process. Additionally, this thesis will propose possible solutions to help manage large health care organizations' network.

Date of Award

Fall 2010

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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