Every month, we’ll be highlighting a key Medicus IT team member here in the knowledge center. Get to know our team a little better, starting today with one of our Team Leads and Senior Systems Engineer Jason Lane.
Q. What is your role at Medicus IT and what does it entail?
I am a Senior Systems Engineer at Medicus. My day to day duties entail working as an escalation point for issues as well as managing my team. I also work on projects large and small whether it is a firewall replacement or a system overhaul I play a role in making it happen.
Q. Do you have a specialty within your role or something, in particular, you like doing the most?
My specialty is networking. I work on firewalls, switches, and wireless access points. I have also been working on phone systems. I enjoy figuring out data paths at the network level and being able to squeeze as much performance from the network that I can. I also enjoy figuring out how to maximize network uptime by automatic failover by utilizing high availability solutions.
Q. How long have you been with Medicus and what is your favorite thing about working here?
I have been with Medicus for seven years. I would have to say my favorite part of the job is being able to tackle complex problems and coming up with creative solutions.
Q. What's your favorite gadget and why?
I am a gadget connoisseur. If it is shiny and cutting edge, I have to have it. I can't say I have an all-out favorite but if I had to choose it would currently be my Apple Watch. Why? It is probably the most versatile piece of tech that I have. From it, I can reply to emails, texts, use 2 Factor authentication as well as turn on the lights at my house AND lock the door.
Q. What made you decide to go into IT?
I've always been interested in computers since I was little. I had a knack for taking things apart and seeing what made them tick. I made it into a career while I was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. I was working in the IT field during my enlistment and gained a vast knowledge of wireless communication systems as well as system engineering methods.
Q. What’s one suggestion you’d give regarding healthcare IT best practice and why?
The first part of protecting your data is you. Security is like an onion with many layers. Backups, firewalls, anti-virus, encryption are all a part of it. But the most significant role to play is the user. Strong passwords go a long way to help secure your data. Never give your password to anyone regardless of how innocent the request appears.
Q. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
Germany. I've heard some fun stories about people's trips there and would like to check it out for myself.
Stay tuned each month to get a behind the scenes look into what makes our team so great!