A New Building in the Hospital – What IT infrastructure should we recommend?
The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, On-tario is embarking in the renovation of the old buildings under the auspices of Project Horizon. The first phase of the project, consist in the development of a 22 story building to house all Patient Support personnel (PSC building). The second phase of the project is to demolish the old parts of the building and build a new Inpatient Care Centre (PCC). A Technology Group was formed to advice the Project Horizon team on the IT infrastruc-ture for the new PSC building. The challenge is to ensure that the IT infrastructure shall meet the needs of PSC’s tenants five year from now. In addition it needs to be flexible to support the needs over the next ten to twenty years. The Technology Group did a thorough research on the pros and cons for Structured Cable and GPON infrastructure. The paper describes the steps the team took to arrive to the final recommendation.