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See something new on your Outlook toolbar?

04/24/2019

On Thursday, April 25, you should see the "Report Phishing" button at the top of your Outlook toolbar.

Clinical, Education, Research, Security, Services & Support
Carleen Penoza

Meet Michigan Medicine’s new chief nursing informatics officer

04/22/2019

Earlier this month, Carleen Penoza was announced as Michigan Medicine’s new chief nursing informatics officer. Today is her first official day on the job.

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MiChart upgrade a success!

04/16/2019

The latest system upgrade for MiChart, Michigan Medicine’s electronic health record, was successfully completed at 5 a.m. on Sunday, April 14.

Clinical, Security, Services & Support
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Reduced availability to the MWireless-UMHS WiFi network

04/16/2019

Michigan Medicine is taking steps to protect its network and resources, while also encouraging a safe and non-threatening work environment.

Clinical, Security

New License Verification System coming to Michigan Medicine

04/15/2019

Michigan Medicine will be adopting a new electronic License Verification System (LVS) that will automate the process of monitoring clinical licenses and certifications which are required by the primary source verification (PSV) matrix. The new LVS will notify clinical staff of the need to renew expiring licenses and required certifications in a timely manner.

Clinical, Security, Services & Support

MiChart Upgrade is this Sunday, April 14 from 2-5 a.m.

04/11/2019

This Sunday, April 14, is the next upgrade for MiChart, the electronic health system for Michigan Medicine. 

Clinical, Services & Support

IT security tips for you—Travel safely with technology & watch for phishing

04/10/2019

Travel plans coming up? Here are some tips to help you spot phishing scams no matter where you are and to travel safely with your technology.

Security, Services & Support
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Coming soon: A helpful way to avoid getting hooked

04/08/2019

Information Assurance will soon be introducing a “Report Phishing” button to the Outlook email system used within Michigan Medicine. The button will be handy way to report quickly and efficiently any email that seems a little “fishy”…..

Security, Services & Support

IA Advisory: Update Apache HTTP Server 2.4 to fix privileged access vulnerability

04/08/2019

This information is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university servers running Apache HTTP Server.

 

SUMMARY: A privileged access vulnerability has been found in Apache HTTP Server 2.4. An attacker having access to run arbitrary scripts on the web server could use this flaw to run code on the web server with root privileges. Update to the latest version to fix the vulnerability. This is most urgent in web hosting environments.

Security, Services & Support
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Registration now open for Enriching Scholarship 2019: Where teaching and technology meet

04/02/2019

Enriching Scholarship is a free, four-day event from May 6-9, 2019, that focuses on improving teaching, learning, and research through the effective integration of technology and pedagogy.

Education
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"Don't Take the Bait" Cyber Safety – Review in 2: Beware of Phishing

04/01/2019

Phishing is a fraudulent practice of sending emails that portray reputable companies or people in order to encourage individuals to reveal personal information, or to infect your computer with viruses.

Security, Services & Support

Update multiple Apple products to address vulnerabilities

03/27/2019

Apple has released updates to fix multiple vulnerabilities in iCloud, iTunes, Safari, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, tvOS, Xcode, and iOS. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow for arbitrary code execution. Update to the most recent version as soon as possible after appropriate testing.

Security, Services & Support

How to get help with MLearning as phone number, email address are retired

03/26/2019

Looking for help with MLearning? The Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) Learning Management Team, along with the HITS Service Desk, have several self-service — as well as one-on-one — ways to assist you.

Education, Services & Support
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Go-and-Sees provide a learning experience for Michigan Medicine IT staff

03/25/2019

A fairly new opportunity for HITS and Michigan Medicine IT employees are “Go-and-Sees,” interactive events that offer staff members a chance to gain hands-on knowledge and experience regarding other Michigan Medicine areas by visiting those labs, clinics, or offices. 

Services & Support

IA Alert: Update WordPress plugin for critical vulnerability

03/25/2019

This message is intended for WordPress administrators who are responsible for university websites that use the WordPress Easy WP SMTP plugin.

 

SUMMARY: A vulnerability has been discovered in the WordPress Easy WP SMTP Plugin that could allow for remote code execution. WordPress is an open source content management system for websites. Easy WP SMTP allows WordPress sites to route outgoing emails via an SMTP server.

Security, Services & Support
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Updates to Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud

03/21/2019

Michigan Medicine will soon be seeing a change in the way we access and use Adobe products. Because of a new licensing agreement, individuals and departments will no longer need to purchase or manually install Adobe Acrobat Pro DC or Creative Cloud software products independently. 

Services & Support
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Michigan Medicine to host HDAA 2019. Call for abstracts is open!

03/20/2019

In October 2019, Michigan Medicine is hosting the annual Healthcare Data & Analytics Association (HDAA) conference at the nearby Eagle Crest Resort.

Services & Support

Expanded pager-related services coming to 'Help Me Now' locations, HITS Online Service Portal

03/20/2019

Health Information Technology & Services is making ordering, collecting and servicing pagers more convenient.

Services & Support

Production use of Adobe Connect Pro for videoconferencing is ending March 31

03/20/2019

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) will be decommissioning production use of Adobe Connect Pro effective Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Services & Support
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Andrew Rosenberg, MD named among 2019 'CIOs to know'

03/20/2019

Michigan Medicine CIO Andrew Rosenberg, MD was recently included on Becker's Hospital Review's "100 hospital and health system CIOs to know" annual list. He was one of five CIOs recognized in the state of Michigan.

Services & Support
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MiChart upgrade coming April 14

03/19/2019

The next MiChart upgrade is planned for Sunday, April 14. This will be one of two planned upgrades for 2019 with a goal to reduce downtime duration and impact to the organization.

Clinical, Services & Support

IA Notice: Got a minute? Are you available? Beware of email scams

03/14/2019

Beware: U-M executive officers, deans, directors, and others are having their email addresses spoofed!

Security, Services & Support
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Available data services for research, EMERSE patient lists at Data Office

03/13/2019

EMERSE, or the Electronic Medical Record Search Engine, is a tool for diving into free-form notes in medical records. It helps clinicians and researchers alike make groundbreaking discovery, save money, or be more efficient. 

 

HITS supports the fast, powerful database with technical expertise, and assists the Data Office when needed. 

Research
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Video games transform the pediatric hospital environment

03/13/2019

CNN recently did a feature about Gamers for Giving, a charity organization that has helped more than 450,000 children cope with being in the hospital. An HITS staffer, Ryan Henyard, is showcased in the video. 

IA Alert: Update Microsoft products for critical vulnerabilities

03/13/2019

This information is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university computers that run any of the Microsoft products listed below, which include Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Edge, and more.

 

SUMMARY: Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsoft products, several of which could allow for remote code execution or privilege escalation. Updates to address these vulnerabilities are available from Microsoft. These updates should be applied immediately after appropriate testing.

Security, Services & Support

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