The Longwood Medical Area Network

J Med Syst. 1991 Jun;15(3):229-35. doi: 10.1007/BF00996552.


The Longwood Medical Area Network (LMAnet) is a high speed fiber optic network that connects several patient care, research, and educational organizations in Boston's Longwood Medical Area. This paper describes the architecture of the network, current and potential future uses of the network, network costs and administration, and management issues associated with the use of LMAnet.

MeSH terms

  • Boston
  • Cancer Care Facilities
  • Computer Communication Networks / organization & administration*
  • Hospital Shared Services / organization & administration*
  • Hospitals, University / organization & administration
  • Humans