Mac Management and Security in Healthcare: Insights from JNUC 2022

Get all the best tips and tricks for streamlining your Mac fleet in a healthcare environment in this JNUC 2022 session with UMC Utrecht.

October 5 2022 by

Laurie Mona

While historically Macs have been the exception, not the standard in healthcare organizations, with employee device choice the landscape is changing.

In this JNUC 2022 session, Adam Derrick, Healthcare Field Systems Engineer at Jamf discusses Jamf’s healthcare solutions for macOS with Henk Codfried and Thijs van Vught, IT Senior Systems Managers, University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht, about their success in managing and securing their growing fleet of Mac devices.

From the introduction of Macs in the research area to the pandemic demand for work-from-home solutions, UMC Utrecht’s IT team has managed Apple technology successfully with Jamf.

The growth of Macs at UMC Utrecht

UMC Utrecht is one of the largest academic health care centers in the Netherlands, with over 1,100 beds and more than 11,000 employees. Comprised of the academic hospital, the faculty of medicine and the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, UMC Utrecht’s experience with using Jamf solutions to manage Apple devices has been positive for both the IT team and end users.

The three focus points for the use and management of technology at UMC Utrecht are patient care, research and education.

Research was the first area to introduce macOS into their technology environment. As new research projects required the purchase of new equipment and were given their choice of device, UMC Utrecht researchers chose Macs.

This meant the IT team supporting the research department not only had to become knowledgeable about Mac hardware and software but also needed to learn how to effectively manage multiple Apple devices.

Henk Codfried was tasked with researching how to manage Macs in a modern way. In this JNUC session, Codfried discusses his initial research of a management solution, how and why they chose Jamf and how as individuals from other areas introduced Macs into their environment, IT leaders looked to Codfried and his small team of four for device management.

When faced with the pandemic, they were already well-versed with Mac management, including zero-touch deployment as they onboarded new employees and rolled out new devices.

Building on their success, UMC Utrecht has grown its partnership with Jamf to include more products, including Jamf Connect, Jamf Protect and Jamf Private Access, to ensure maximum usability for the employees and security for the organization with zero trust network access and Mac endpoint security for devices.

Check out the full JNUC session to hear more about how UMC Utrecht is successfully managing Macs in healthcare.

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