Amanda Sedlik

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


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.

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


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.

Mahathy Kuchibhatla

Profiles in IT: Mahathy Kuchibhatla—Patient Portal expert


An undergraduate project that got her interested in computers has led Kuchibhatla to a 10-year career in IT that improves patient engagement.

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Karen Dalgleish, end user computing specialist senior, honored for "Making a Difference"


Karen Dalgleish, end user computing specialist senior, recently received peer recognition.

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Cyber Safety - Review in 2: Secure your personal device by enrolling in Intelligent Hub


Workplace mobility is increasingly important to the continued growth and security of Michigan Medicine. Faculty, staff, and students often want to stay connected from wherever they are — and from whatever device they choose.

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Registration for the HDAA Conference is now open


Get ready to explore the art of data and analytics!

Michigan Medicine again named one of nation's top places to work in health care


For the seventh straight year, Michigan Medicine has been named of the nation’s 150 top places to work in health care, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. The list highlights “hospitals, health systems and health care companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.” Additionally, the employers offer benefits and opportunities for staff members to build successful careers above and beyond the average health care provider.

IA Notice: Oracle Java users need to switch to a supported version


Oracle now requires a paid subscription to Java SE for commercial users to receive important updates and security patches. If you are responsible for a university instance of Java, it is critical that you use an up-to-date version and keep it updated with security patches as they are released. Oracle Java users need to either purchase a subscription (available in the ITS Software Store) or switch to other comparable software and keep it updated. For details, see ITS: Oracle Java SE Subscriptions.


IA Notice: Google plain text password incident has minimal U-M impact


Google announced yesterday that it stored the passwords of some G Suite users in plain text format in its administrative console. U-M is a G Suite user, and Google has informed the university that a very small number of U-M accounts were affected. Personal GMail accounts are not affected.

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Enriching Scholarship 2019: A celebration of teaching and technology


Enriching Scholarship was a four-day event that focuses on improving teaching, learning, and research through the effective integration of technology and pedagogy. It celebrate the U-M community coming together to share and learn best practices.

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Cybersecurity Excursion shows career in IA is attainable


The Information Assurance: Michigan Medicine (IA) team was awarded a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Innovation Mini-Grant from the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion.


With the goal of spreading awareness of the field of cybersecurity and available job opportunities, the IA team developed a two-hour interactive introduction to the field of information assurance.


Participants learned about the role that IA plays in keeping Michigan Medicine secure, and showcased the many possible opportunities and career paths that this field offers.

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IA Alert: Update older Windows versions for vulnerability ASAP


This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university servers running versions of Windows that have the Remote Desktop Services component built in.

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Raghu Tadi, app programmer/analyst senior, honored for "Making a Difference"


Raghu Tadi, app programmer/analyst senior, recently received peer recognition.

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Coming soon! Toad Data Point Professional upgrade


Health Information Technology and Services is pleased to share that Toad Data Point Professional will be upgraded to version 5.0 in May 2019. Users can expect improved performance, increased security, and fixed bugs.

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Simulated phishing expedition planned for May and June


Information Assurance will launch a simulated phishing campaign throughout Michigan Medicine. Employees are encouraged to use the Report Phishing button at the top of the Outlook menu bar to report any suspicious email messages.

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Coming soon: Simulated phishing campaign


Information Assurance will launch a simulated phishing campaign throughout Michigan Medicine. Employees are encouraged to use the Report Phishing button at the top of the Outlook menu bar to report any suspicious email messages.


MiChart updates improve gender inclusivity


Since 2015, Michigan Medicine has made advancements to incorporate gender identity documentation into MiChart.

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Spot, Avoid, and Report Tech Support Scams: Cyber Safety – Review in 2


Candice was using her computer to make a purchase when a startling pop-up disabled her brower: Microsoft Warning Alert! Your computer has been infected with spyware and riskware. Do not ignore this critical alert. Call us immediately.

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Engaged in the experience: Patients, families, employees celebrate Patient Experience Week


HITS was well-represented by Help Me Now, Telehealth, and Information Assurance at the Patient Experience Expo on April 26, 2019. 

Clinical, Security, Services & Support

MWireless-UMHS will no longer be available in patient care areas


The message below was sent to regular users of the MWireless-UMHS WiFi network on May 1 and 2.

Dr. Stephen Rulisa, Dean of the University of Rwanda School of Medicine and Pharmacy

BlueJeans key to success for distance learning partnership in Rwanda


Rwanda has been steadily investing in technology and infrastructure, and the University of Michigan is there to support their IT and educational programs for medicine, OBGYN residency, midwifery, and nursing.

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A passion for Windows: Mike Marable


Mike Marable is the first representative from the University of Michigan to present at the Midwest Management Summit. MMS is an international conference in May where systems management professionals convene to share ideas and recommend new IT technical approaches. 

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IA Alert: Plan to update ASAP for critical vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic


This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for Oracle WebLogic application servers. Oracle WebLogic is an application server used for building and hosting Java-EE applications.


See something new on your Outlook toolbar?


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

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Meet Michigan Medicine’s new chief nursing informatics officer


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.