North Carolina Health System Enables BYOD with MobileIron

By Jessica Binns, Contributing Editor — June 19, 2012

WakeMed Health & Hospitals has selected mobile security experts MobileIron to provide mobile device security and to enable the organization's Bring Your Own Device Program. Working closely with MobileIron partner and security specialist Accuvant, WakeMed Health & Hospitals will rollout support for iPhone and iPad, as well as for Android devices.

"We wanted to provide users with access to the corporate network from their personal devices but we also needed to ensure the highest level of security," said Tim Sullivan, manager, information services, WakeMed Health & Hospitals. "For example, with MobileIron, we know that if an employee's personal device is lost or stolen, we can delete all corporate information immediately without touching the user's personal content. We evaluated several solutions and found that MobileIron delivered the security features we needed. "

Based in Raleigh, N.C., WakeMed Health & Hospitals is the region's preferred health care system, providing high quality patient care and technological leadership. The 870-bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women's and children's services, physical rehab, emergency and trauma, orthopedics, neurosciences, home care and numerous wellness and community outreach programs. WakeMed's team of 8,000 employees, 1,000 volunteers and more than 1,000 affiliated physicians serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies to ensure the finest in health care.

"Our customers want to be able to give their users the ability to choose the apps and the devices that will make them most productive," said Bob Tinker, CEO, MobileIron. "WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a renowned organization that takes security very seriously and we are delighted to have been chosen to power their BYOD program."


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