Consumer Technology Management (CTM) was formed to create synergy between PC, Mac and Mobile teams to unify and operationalize the endpoint computing strategy. CTM anticipates and implements technology to mature capabilities across all device platforms so you can choose which device works best for you.
Data security and privacy are top priority at Partners. It is a requirement that all devices are secured via full disk encryption and/or physical lockdown (requires aprproval from site Information Security and Compliance groups).
Partners standard devices (HP 800/8000 series desktops and laptops, with a Partners asset tag, device number, and "keep it safe and secure" stickers, running Windows 7 Enterprise) should already be in compliance by employing Bitlocker encryption. If your Partners device isn't already running Windows 7 Enterprise, please contact the Service Desk.
Non-standard/Research devices, even if it does not contain patient information, or used for just checking email, must also be encrypted and/or locked down. If you do not see McAfee Drive Encryption in Windows or see a physical lock on the computer, please contact the Service Desk and request your device be secured.
Partners Enterprise Apple Support
PEAS is the program of services that supports Apple products at Partners HealthCare. With PEAS, our community of patients, researchers, clinicians and teachers is provided a suite of services, improving the way we do business with Apple products, and helping you stay safe & secure.
Help Yourself with Self Service
Self Service is our Partners app store that provides Enterprise software and resources for Apple laptops & desktops. Launch Self Service from your Applications folder to download Office for Mac, receive the token-less VPN hotfix, and install clients for Partners services like Citrix, Email Archive, and Syncplicity.
Need Self Service?
Determine if your Mac is enrolled in PEAS by opening your Applications folder. If Self Service is available, you're enrolled! Need Self Service? Enroll in PEAS now.
- Support for iOS devices are limited to a best-effort support for work purposes during normal business hours
- All mobile devices, including personally owned devices used for Partners related work must have a passcode and must be encrypted
- iPhones and iPads must be updated to iOS 7 or 8
- Android Devices must be updated to the latest version available from your phone carrier or be at version 4.4 or above
iPads used for research, particularly those that are patient facing (i.e. used for survey collection and electronic data collection), may need to be secured via a Mobile Device Management (MDM) server in order to ensure that they are kept in compliance with Partners security policies.
If you are using iPads in your research and are unsure if you need to secure your iPads via MDM or if you are thinking about using iPads in your research project, please contact us
- Partners Email on iOS Instructions
- Connecting to Partners Wireless on iOS
- How to enable encryption on your iOS device
- iOS Tips and Tricks
- Mobile EHR
- Epic Haiku / Canto (Coming Soon)
Over the past several years, Partners HealthCare has seen the explosion of iPhone and iPad device usage in all areas of the business enterprise. While a formal program to support mobile devices is still being developed, there are still numerous resources currently available.
- All mobile devices used for Partners related work must be full disk encrypted; at BWH all devices used for Partners related work must be full disk encrypted.
- Device must be running a recent version of the OS: Windows 7/8, Mac OS X 10.8/9/10, iOS 7/8, Android 4+.
- ERIS provides the following best-effort/limited support for work purposes:
- Wireless network connection troubleshooting.
- E-mail client configuration.
- VPN access configuration.
- Configuration of Partners supported software.
- No hardware support is provided for personal laptops.
- No support is provided for home desktops/networking.
- Neither ERIS nor the hospitals/Partners HealthCare assume any liability for a user’s personally owned device.
- No troubleshooting can take place if the computer is not operating normally during software configuration.
- Data/software backup is the responsibility of the device owner. In the course of performing the limited services on personal devices, it is possible that all software, including operating systems, other programs, and user data files may be lost. This can result from the intended or unintended consequences of the configuration process. It is the responsibility of the device owner to backup all software and data before requesting assistance. It is the responsibility of the device owner to have and provide authentic, individually owned and registered software in the event reinstallation is necessary. RISC is herein advised that our staff shall not be responsible at any time for any loss, alteration, or corruption of any software, data, files, or damage of hardware on any personal device.
Automated desktop and server backup service is available for your protection.
Data and software backup is the responsibility of the device owner. Automated desktop and server backup service is available for your protection.