Change enables seamless internet connectivity between UPMC facilities in Pittsburgh’s East End, the University of Pittsburgh, and universities and research institutions around the world—from Albania to Zimbabwe
For the first time ever, associates from both the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC hospitals in the city’s Oakland, Shadyside, Lawrenceville, and Uptown neighborhoods can use log-in credentials from their home institution’s network to connect to the internet at either organization’s facilities. The change comes thanks to UPMC’s collaboration with Pitt Information Technology to extend Eduroam, a secure, global Wi-Fi network, to UPMC.
Available at Pitt since 2012, Eduroam was developed for the international research and education community in 2003 and is now available in over 100 territories. Eduroam enables access for UPMC affiliates and Pitt students, faculty, and staff who previously were required to obtain guest approvals for access while in the other’s buildings. UPMC login credentials may now also be used to access the internet at thousands of additional organizations around the globe. Likewise, visitors from Eduroam-affiliated institutions can use their home credentials to access the internet when working, studying, or conducting research at Pitt and UPMC.
“This is a significant step toward realizing our shared vision of continuous, fast, reliable, and secure Wi-Fi throughout the Oakland corridor” said Jay Graham, enterprise architect with Pitt IT. “It’s a fantastic benefit to students, faculty, and staff from both institutions—particularly resident and visiting researchers collaborating between Pitt and UPMC.”
Eduroam is now available at UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Montefiore, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and UPMC Mercy.
UPMC, a known innovator in health IT, and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, among the top 10 in the U.S. to receive research funding from the National Institutes of Health, collaborate on breakthrough research and world-renowned health programs in transplantation, cancer, neurosurgery, psychiatry, orthopedics and sports medicine, among other specialties.