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Follow the maize (and blue) brick roads: Only use approved Michigan Medicine technologies

05/23/2022

In today’s environment, security of our IT systems and data — often containing PHI or other sensitive data — is paramount! 

 

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Help Me Now and UH South Paging Services Offices closed on Memorial Day

05/20/2022

HITS walk-up support will be closed on Monday, May 30

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Internet Explorer support ending in June

05/20/2022

Begin using a different web browser now. Options include Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

Level up with Microsoft 365 training opportunities!

05/17/2022

Combining the best of desktop, web, and mobile applications, Microsoft 365 enables the Michigan Medicine community to collaborate in real-time from nearly anywhere, on virtually any device. Take advantage of these learning opportunities to save time, communicate efficiently with teammates and improve your personal productivity.   

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IA Alert: Spread awareness of recent phishing scams

05/12/2022

This message is intended for U-M IT leadership and Security Unit Liaisons.

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Intelligent Hub will be removed from personal computers starting June 1

05/11/2022

Starting June 1, HITS will begin removing Intelligent Hub from all personally-owned MacOS and Windows computers.

 

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MiChart System Special Maintenance - May 10

05/09/2022

A brief MiChart system maintenance will occur May 10, at 10 p.m. This MiChart “pause” will last less than 5 minutes.  For more information, review the May 10 MiChart maintenance document(link is external).

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MLearning Replacement Coming Soon – What's Happening + Resources to Help You Prepare

05/04/2022

This July, MLearning will be replaced. In conjunction with this change, the “MLearning” brand is being retired, and will become “Cornerstone Learning."

New HITS pilot service for Classroom Technology support

04/21/2022

HITS has launched a new pilot service to help the Michigan Medicine community get expert, effective, time-sensitive support with classroom technology.

Education, Services & Support

Update: Cornerstone Talent Management Platform Work Continues: MLearning Retirement/Replacement Coming in Late July

04/07/2022

Work continues to design and deliver a new online Talent Management platform to serve all of Michigan Medicine. As announced in late February, the project team’s first priority is replacing (and upgrading) the technology Michigan Medicine currently uses to support training activities. MLearning will be retired and replaced by Cornerstone Learning in late July.

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Level up with Microsoft 365 training

04/01/2022

Microsoft 365 allows you to collaborate with anyone in Michigan Medicine, from any location, on any device. Learn what’s possible (and save time!) using Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Planner, and To Do.

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Intelligent Hub (MDM) will be removed from personal mobile devices, starting April 15

03/30/2022

HITS will begin removing Intelligent Hub (MDM) from personal mobile devices on April 15. Impacted customers are being notified, and those who wish to continue accessing Michigan Medicine privileged networks or other resources will need to switch to Microsoft Intune.

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Reminder: Upgrades to Michigan Medicine Computer Environment Continue; Training Opportunities Available

03/29/2022

Late last year, Health Information Technology and Services (HITS) completed the rollout of the Microsoft 365 (M365) productivity suite, including Microsoft Teams. 

 

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ALERT: Update Firefox to Address Multiple Vulnerabilities

03/08/2022

This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university systems running Mozilla Firefox as well as users of personal systems with Firefox installed.

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Research Data Management Office Hours Start March 15

03/07/2022

Join us for Research Data Management Office Hours! The HITS Academic Engagement and Taubman Health Sciences Library teams are back to answer your questions and feature data storage options available through U-M. 

Research, Services & Support

Reminder: Skype for Business (including Persistent Chat groups) will be retired on March 31, 2022

03/03/2022

Michigan Medicine’s instance of Skype for Business (SfB) will be retired on March 31. This planned retirement is happening in conjunction with the rollout of Microsoft Teams – which is now our preferred tool for business-related (non-clinical) communication and collaboration, including chat.

NOTICE: Phishing emails targeting students with fake job scams

03/01/2022

Phishing emails that target students with fake job scams continue to be prevalent. A number of U-M students, including incoming high school students who haven’t attended U-M yet, have reported scam emails about work-from-home job opportunities.

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Updates to Michigan Medicine Windows computing environment – happening now through early April

02/28/2022

HITS will soon update many Michigan Medicine computers to align available tools, improve functionality, and provide a more consistent user experience across our Windows computing environment – primarily impacting Standard and Flex mode DESKTOPS, and Kiosk devices.

Updated Michigan Medicine login screen design coming March 1

02/28/2022

Health Information Technology and Services (HITS) is rolling out design updates to unify the look of the login screens used across Michigan Medicine applications. 

Security, Services & Support

Michigan Medicine partnering with Cornerstone on new Talent Management platform, starting with MLearning replacement

02/22/2022

Michigan Medicine Human Resources, Organizational Learning and Health Information Technology and Services (HITS) are partnering with Cornerstone to develop and deliver a comprehensive, online Talent Management platform to serve all of Michigan Medicine, including faculty, staff and learners from U-M Health, the medical school and shared services.

Doublecheck your data: policy change will delete unused PC user profiles after 90 days

02/22/2022

A system-wide update is coming to Michigan Medicine CoreImage PCs to help devices run more efficiently. This change will delete user profiles and data that is not synced to another location, if the user has not signed in during the past 90 days (about 3 months).

 

This update will be implemented this spring, with exact timing to be determined. Here is more information to help you prepare and minimize any impact on your work. 

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Action required to continue accessing applications which use Michigan Medicine SAML/SSO Identity Provider Service before March 4, 2022

02/21/2022

This message is intended for HITS staff whose applications use the Michigan Medicine SAML/SSO Identity Provider service (weblogin.med.umich.edu).

 

The production certificate for the Michigan Medicine Web SSO (SAML) / Access Manager / Web login authentication service will expire on Friday, March 4, 2022, and must be replaced before then or logins to the application will fail.

Services & Support

A critical vulnerability in all versions of Samba prior to 4.13.17 has been discovered

02/02/2022

This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university Linux servers that run smbd.

Security

Spring MiChart system upgrade coming April 24

02/01/2022

The next MiChart upgrade is planned for Sunday, April 24.

This will be the first planned upgrade for 2022 with a goal to introduce new features, limit impact to the organization and maintain regulatory requirements. 

 

Clinical

ALERT: Apply patches to Linux systems with policykit package

01/26/2022

This message was sent to U-M IT groups on January 26, 2022. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university servers running Linux systems with Polkit's pkexec component installed.

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