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iPad Rollout at UC-Irvine Medical Center Prompts Security Measures


The University of California’s Irvine Medical Center has been issuing iPads to its incoming class of 100 medical students and to all 18 resident physicians in its department of emergency medicine.1 The entire medical curriculum is on the iPad and employs document sharing via the SharePoint collaborative software platform, says Adam Gold, the medical center’s director of emerging technologies.

But the use of these new technologies and subsequent clamoring by students, professors, physicians, and other staff to connect their own mobile devices to the network have led to the establishment of security and management guidelines for monitoring technology use, now spelled out in the new “Bring Your Own Device” policy, Gold explains.


  1. Messmer E. IPad management, security crucial in hospital tablet roll out. Network World website. Available at: Accessed Aug 28, 2012.

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