With the introduction of new high-tech facilities, more technological procedures are being incorporated, and health care providers are becoming major keepers of electronic data. In this session, the presenters will discuss the current health care technology environment and show how high-tech facilities need to be supported by robust data centers. They will then talk about the options available to owners. This session will enable attendees to:
Define "high-tech facility" according to the current market.
Explore the business concerns and goals of health care data center operators.
Compare the pros and cons of building a new facility, renovating or expanding existing facilities, and collocating in a hosted facility.
Examine site considerations when building a green-field data center.