Health System VPN

Most of the time, SOM students access clinical applications from workstations provided by the Health System Technology Services (HSTS) department in the clinical setting. For various reasons (too few computers available, midday patient updates, preparation for pre-rounding,) students find it convenient to use clinical applications from a laptop or a tablet. To do so, you can probably just access Epic through your web browser. However, on occasion you might need to install VPN software.

Note: A prerequisite for a functional VPN is an up to date OS (including patches), up to date and running anti-virus software and an encrypted hard drive. The VPN Compliance Requirements detail the specific steps to take for your particular system.


Documentation: VPN and Epic Access On the iPad.

Full VPN

Install VPN: Windows and Mac VPN Instructions

For additional assistance, please contact the HSTS Help Desk via the following:


Phone: 434-924-5334