2021: News Archive

Phoning it in: New devices improve patient safety, care at Michigan Medicine


Multiple HITS teams are working together to develop and deploy Unified Clinical Communications (UCC) – an effort to streamline, simplify, and improve communications in inpatient care areas – by providing a unified solution for secure text, voice calling, and closed-looped alarms and alerts.


ADVISORY: Update Drupal to address API vulnerability


The information below was sent to U-M IT groups on April 23, 2021. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university websites that use the Drupal content management system.

Video Conference Tool BlueJeans to be Retired on Saturday, May 1


Please switch to another video conferencing tool and save any BlueJeans recordings you wish to keep.

Spring MiChart upgrade a success!


The latest system upgrade for MiChart, Michigan Medicine's electronic health record, was successfully completed at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 18.  

MiChart upgrade coming this Sunday, April 18


This Sunday, April 18, is the next upgrade for MiChart, the electronic health system for Michigan Medicine. 

NOTICE: IRS warns of tax-refund phishing targeting universities


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning of an ongoing IRS-impersonation scam that appears to primarily target educational institutions. Scammers are sending phishing emails to students, faculty, staff and others who have email addresses ending in .edu.

ADVISORY: Uptick in ransomware targeting higher ed


This information was sent to U-M IT staff groups via email on March 25, 2021.


Visit the Michigan Medicine Help Center as your first stop for IT support


HITS knows that making IT work wherever you work is more important than ever. With help requests at record levels, we've been working hard to improve service and reduce wait times. Here are some tips to help you get the help you need – as quickly and easily as possible:

Spring MiChart system upgrade coming April 18: Training materials available now


Training materials for the Spring upgrade to Michigan Medicine’s Electronic Health Record are now available.

Edge Chromium Browser Being Added as Option on CoreImage Windows Computers


Now through March 23, HITS will begin installing Microsoft’s Edge Chromium web browser on CoreImage Windows computers.

HITS launching the Academic IT Core on March 1


To be more responsive to the unique needs of researchers, HITS is launching the Academic IT Core.   

ALERT: Apply critical patches for Microsoft products


This information was sent to U-M IT staff groups via email February 10, 2021. It is intended for U-M IT employees who are responsible for university devices or servers running Microsoft products. It is also intended for individuals who use Microsoft products and services on their own computers or devices.

ALERT! Firewall change restricting external email delivery


This information was sent to HITS staff via email February 3, 2021.  It is intended for HITS staff who are responsible for applications or servers sending external email which have NOT been configured with a HITS email relay server.

ALERT: Update for buffer overflow in sudo


This information was sent to U-M IT staff groups via email January 27, 2021. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university computers and servers running Unix-like operating systems that include the sudo utility.

Spring MiChart system upgrade coming April 18


The next MiChart upgrade is planned for Sunday, April 18. This will be the first planned upgrade for 2021 with a goal to reduce downtime duration and impact to the organization.

University selects Dell as a strategic supplier of computer hardware


Michigan Medicine recently joined partners from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses to sign a multi-year contract with Dell Technologies – which as of January 18 will become a strategic supplier of computer hardware to the university.

Fluency Direct to replace Dragon and Phone Transcription this month


Beginning this month, Michigan Medicine will launch a speech recognition technology called Fluency Direct. Michigan Medicine is retiring Dragon services effective Feb. 3 and Phone Transcription services effective Feb. 15.