Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) teams worked successfully together to ensure that connecting to the internal Michigan Medicine wireless network is secure. We are continuing efforts to increase security by making some changes to the wired networks.
In continued efforts to increase the security of our Michigan Medicine networks, HITS is making changes that will impact how you connect devices to the Michigan Medicine wired network.
We are almost halfway there, but a number of “unknown” devices are still connecting by wire. It is essential that we inventory and register these devices so that they will be able to connect successfully when wired controls are implemented in an area. We also want to be sure that all devices have the information assurance necessary to safeguard the network.
This past spring, HITS successfully put security controls in place for the wireless network – but we haven’t stopped there. Our goal is to ensure that all devices connecting to the wired network will also have the appropriate security controls required by the end of this calendar year.
To assist with inventory management, a Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) has been assigned to work closely with each department within Michigan Medicine. These representatives will be reaching out to you shortly if they haven’t already.
- Check the Inventory Management Wired Deployment Schedule to find out when wired network security controls will be enforced in your location.
- Read the information about devices and network security on the Network Admission Control (NAC) and Inventory Management page in the HITS Knowledgebase
If you have questions please go to Get Help to see all the ways to get in touch with the HITS Service Desk.
Watch for updates between now and December from HITS, your CRMs, and department leadership.