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IA Alert: Update Windows ASAP for critical vulnerabilities

08/15/2019

This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university machines running Microsoft Windows.

Security

IA Alert: Update Windows ASAP for critical vulnerabilities

08/15/2019

This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university machines running Microsoft Windows.

Security

IA Alert: Keep Windows updated; IA monitoring unpatched Windows flaws

08/15/2019

This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university computers running Windows. Any Windows user may be interested.

Security
Carleen Penoza

Deploying technology, enhancing care: Q&A with Carleen Penoza, MHSA, B.S.N., R.N.

08/14/2019

Carleen Penoza, MHSA, B.S.N., R.N., became Michigan Medicine’s chief nursing informatics officer in April. As CNIO, she leads the strategic planning and deployment of technology for nursing.

Clinical
Andrew Rosenberg, MD

Michigan Medicine makes AI, machine learning a top tech priority

08/13/2019

The academic medical center of the University of Michigan is leveraging investments in artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced analytics to unlock the value of its health data.

Clinical, Research
Lovida Roach

Profiles in IT: Lovida Roach—MLearning Marvel

08/13/2019

Lovida Roach was recently interviewed about her work with MLearning, her views on customer service, and balancing work and life while working full time and pursuing an MBA.

Education, Services & Support
Andrew Staley

Profiles in IT: Andrew Staley—DEI Warrior

08/12/2019

Andrew Staley was recently interviewed about his work on the Platform Services team with Health Information Technology and Services (HITS). He also opened up about what it’s like working at Michigan Medicine while dealing with ADHD, ASD, OCD, and a wheelchair.

Services & Support
Jacob Lowy

Multi-unit partnership makes Medical School experience seamless

08/08/2019

Several teams rose to the occasion to ensure medical student Jacob Lowy received everything he needed to be successful in his quest to become a doctor.

Education, Services & Support
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Register now for the August 20 U-M Tableau Symposium

08/07/2019

Experts from Tableau and across campus (including ITS, HITS, and Michigan Medicine) will hold workshops and presentations on best practices, tips and tricks, and advanced features.

Services & Support

American College of Clinical Pharmacy recognizes HITS employee’s work

08/02/2019

Dr. Chris Zimmerman, HITS electronic health record clinical decision support coordinator and informatics pharmacist, is now a co-author of the Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program (PSAP). 

Clinical

Toad Data Point Professional upgrade rescheduled to Wednesday, August 7, 2019

08/01/2019

Health Information Technology & Services has rescheduled the upgrade of Toad Data Point Professional to version 5.0 for Wednesday, August 7, 2019, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Users will need to close all queries by 9 p.m. Expected improvements include better performance, increased security and fixed bugs.

Services & Support
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Cyber Safety - Review in 2: Lock Your Device

08/01/2019

If you walk away from your computer — even for a brief moment — do you lock it? Leaving your device unlocked is similar to leaving your car running with the doors wide open. Anyone can gain access to it.

Security

Toad Data Point Professional Upgrade

07/26/2019

Roll back Toad Data Point Professional Upgrade to version 4.3: Update July 26, 2019

Services & Support

HITS apprenticeship program applications are now open

07/12/2019

The Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) Service Desk is searching for students, recent graduates, or other qualified workers to join its entry-level apprenticeship program

Services & Support

Upgrade/outage affecting multiple Medical School applications, tools – July 12-14

07/10/2019

Between 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12 and  6 p.m. on Sunday, July 14 – the SCAP database (which powers numerous Medical School applications and tools – see below) will move to a new server, and its underlying software will be upgraded.

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Cyber Safety - Review in 2: Is your password secure?

07/01/2019

Whether it be for employment, finance, or recreation, you’ve likely accumulated a proliferation of accounts and passwords. 

 

Security

HITS “Help Me Now” closed for July 4, 2019

07/01/2019

During the upcoming July 4 holiday, the three Help Me Now locations will be closed.

Services & Support
BD Pyxis Medstation

Work to replace Omnicell with BD Pyxis begins this summer

06/26/2019

Michigan Medicine is upgrading its automated medication dispensing cabinets across the health system and ambulatory care sites. BD Pyxis, will replace Omnicell, a tool used for nearly 20 years.

Clinical

Med student challenges: How HITS combats graduation confusion

06/26/2019

A note of appreciation for the HITS staff

Services & Support

Coming soon! Toad Data Point Professional upgrade

06/26/2019

Users can expect improved performance, increased security, and fixed bugs.

Services & Support
Debra McCaffrey talks to a customer at the BRCF Showcase.

New tech explored at BRCF Genomics Showcase

06/19/2019

On June 13, 2019, the Biomedical Research Core Facilities Genomics Showcase more than 300 people came together to learn more about the rapidly evolving technologies, applications, and platforms available in the genomics space.

Research, Services & Support
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HITS helps Michigan Medicine improve screening rates for adults at risk of hepatitis complications

06/19/2019

Michigan Medicine was recently featured for its use of Epic to improve screening rates for adults at risk of liver complications. 

Clinical

IA Alert: Update Firefox to fix critical vulnerability

06/19/2019
The information below was sent to U-M staff groups via email on June 19, 2019. It was intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university computers that run the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
Security, Services & Support
Amanda Sedlik

Amanda Sedlik joins HITS as senior director for Clinical & Operational Applications

06/12/2019

Amanda Sedlik, MSHI, BSN, RN became the new senior director for Clinical & Operational Applications in May. The previous interim senior director, Carleen Penoza, was recently named Michigan Medicine's Chief Informatics Nursing Officer.

Clinical
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Michigan Medicine named best employer in the state of Michigan by Forbes

06/11/2019

Michigan Medicine was recently named the top employer in the state by Forbes! The rankings were compiled based off an independent and anonymous survey of nearly 80,000 employees working for companies employing at least 500 people.

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