The new Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center in San Fernando Valley, Calif., is using Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls to design, install, and implement a technology contracting model to create a single converged network that supports clinical, business and building systems.
The company says the model helped the center assess its technology needs and design one IP backbone that can be used by all the building automation, security, clinical and administrative systems..In addition, it integrates systems such as building management, unified voice, and data network; heating and air conditioning; lighting; and fire and security systems to provide authorized staff with access to real-time monitoring and controls data.
From the initial planning process to implementation, the IT infrastructure at the Disney Cancer Center was designed to work with the business and building systems, and clinical operations. Clinical systems, including radiology and telemetry, and a nurse call system operate on the network.
Opened in February 2010, the Disney Cancer Center provides diagnosis, treatment, professional counseling, support groups and educational resources from one 55,000-square-foot location. Its holistic design is intended to create a peaceful sanctuary for cancer patients, incorporating art, therapeutic music and soothing colors, supported by innovative planning and the design of the enabling IT and building infrastructure.