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EDUROAM accessible in Cork University Hospital

13 September 2015

 

eduroam    EDUROAM - EDUcation ROAMing

The rollout of EDUROAM is a very proud moment as it not only captures the collaborative spirit between UCC and the South/South West Hospital group as its Academic Partner, but shows how working together unlocks and delivers transformational projects which greatly enhance quality care to patients as well as enhancing services for staff, students’ and researchers"  - Professor Mary Horgan, Dean and Head of UCC’s School of Medicine.

 

Cork University Hospital (CUH), in conjunction with HSE ICT, has been working with University College Cork (UCC) on providing access on site in the hospital to the EDUROAM (education roaming) wireless network service. This has been running successfully for a number of months and now, the South/South West Hospital Group (SSWHG) in conjunction with UCC and HSE ICT have signalled their intention to roll this service out across all of the group’s nine hospitals.

EDUROAM is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community which allows students’, researchers’ and staff from participating institutions to obtain access to online education and research resources along with internet connectivity, across the group and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop or mobile device.

The installation of EDUROAM comes about as a result of the vision of the HSE ICT working group, and continued collaboration between the Hospital Group and UCC.  Dr Ger O’Callaghan, Chief Operations Officer of the South/South West Hospital group, states that “this development reflects the diligent work of countless individuals, and has primarily been brought-about as a result of cross-organisation collective and collaborative engagement by the ICT teams in UCC and the HSE to support the South/South West Hospital region. We now fully expect to deploy EDUROAM in a timely fashion, through direct engagement with each hospital.”

The initial deployment of EDUROAM in CUH was in 2014, and has been installed in Kerry General Hospital in 2015. The benefit of this development is captured by Professor Mary Horgan, Dean and Head of UCC’s School of Medicine who states that: “The rollout of EDUROAM is a very proud moment as it not only captures the collaborative spirit between UCC and the South/South West Hospital group as its Academic Partner, but shows how working together unlocks and delivers transformational projects which greatly enhance quality care to patients as well as enhancing services for staff, students’ and researchers.”