Michigan Medicine is a world-class destination for patient care, education and research, thanks to its exceptional faculty and staff. Headlines, the employee newsletter, wanted to hear firsthand why employees chose Michigan Medicine to make their contributions to health care.
Erin Dietrich joined HITS as the new senior director for Research Applications & Advanced Computing in March.
Two new standards clearly define responsibilities regarding vulnerability management and vendor security and compliance, and updated and expanded guidance to help you meet those responsibilities is on Safe Computing.
University of Rwanda launches partnership with CIRHT for pre-service education training in family planning
HITS software engineer Bob Riddle is liaising with University of Rwanda on ways to author and share digital materials to deliver the new curriculum.
The U-M Medical School is undergoing a curriculum transformation to develop future physician leaders in health care.
A remote code execution vulnerability exists within multiple subsystems of Drupal 7.x and 8.x. This potentially allows attackers to exploit multiple attack vectors on a Drupal site, which could result in the site being completely compromised. The Drupal Security Team has released security updates and patches to address the vulnerability. For complete information, including what steps may be necessary to protect Drupal websites, please visit the U-M Safe Computing website.
In preparation of Microsoft's ending its support of the Windows 7 operating system (OS), Michigan Medicine has started to migrate all CoreImage workstations to Windows 10
Pager-related services – including exchanges or reprogramming of existing pagers, or delivery of new pagers – are no longer available at the Michigan Medicine Security office, nor at the Taubman Center. Instead, those needing pager-related assistance should do one of the following:
As part of the cross-campus/enterprise program for identity and access management, the Role and Access Management Project (RAMP) is building a solution to enable U-M units to strategically and proactively manage access to university resources.
The team selected a vendor, Micro Focus, for their Identity Governance (IG) software. A contract was signed in January to use the software for the new role-based access service for all U-M campuses, including Michigan Medicine.
Research labs and teams sometimes spend a large amount of sponsored grant funding on data storage and computing resources. Researchers often have to choose between data safety and saving money, resulting in decreased productivity, and time wasted on data recovery.
HITS has achieved an impressive milestone that brings us one step closer to an enterprisewide, connected device inventory. A large portion of our organization contributed to moving 100% of our Michigan Medicine network to a heightened level of security through Network Admission Control or "NAC."
Beginning Monday, March 5, the Michigan Medicine Security office (located at #1A201 University Hospital) will no longer handle any type of pager services – including exchanges.
“Be true to yourself. Do what it is you want to do.” — Roy Hudson, Ph.D., M.S.
The first African American man to earn a pharmacology degree from U-M, Danforth Foundation fellow, Brown University Graduate School assistant dean and president of Hampton University…Roy D. Hudson has a long list of accomplishments to his name.
On March 1, HITS will introduce an improved process to serve Michigan Medicine faculty and staff who need to order many common computer hardware items and devices.*
Employees across Michigan Medicine continue to make a difference through their hard work and dedication. Recognizing the contributions employees make to the organization helps the team to become more motivated, drives better teamwork and gives each individual a sense that they are an integral part of achieving organizational goals.
Andrew Rosenberg, M.D. was recently invited to share his perspectives on the growing number of merger and acquisition activities occurring in healthcare. Michigan Medicine's CIO provided insights on the role and value proposition IT has when it comes to M&A support.
The HITS Service Desk and Device Support teams are collaborating in new ways to serve our customers better.
With the recent High Sierra operating system (OS) upgrade, some Mac devices have been restarting and receiving the error "macOS could not be installed on your computer." This is happening after an attempt to log in and prevents the device from booting properly.
As part of the Employee Recognition Program, Michigan Medicine has a long history of recognizing employee contributions and honoring employee achievements. The recognition program receives approximately 13,000 submissions per year, including many HITS staff members.
As a key initiative of the Enterprise Identity and Access Management (EIAM) Program, the social login pilot laid the groundwork to expand account creation options to allow U-M prospective students, parents, donors, patients, external researchers, and faculty to use their social identities (Google, Facebook, Yahoo, etc.) to log in to certain U-M provided services.
EIAM: Empowering collaboration, simplifying access, uniting U-M
Sanjay Gupta and his wife, Rebecca, have teamed up with his alma mater, the University of Michigan, to support an effort to bring new ideas and tools to health communication.
U-M has licensed KillDisk media-sanitization software for use by U-M staff and also offers for-fee device-erasing services. These options comply with Electronic Data Disposal and Media Sanitization (DS-11), the U-M standard that establishes institutional requirements for secure data and device wiping and disposal.
There are several options for university-owned and personally-owned devices.