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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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Updates to Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud

03/14/2019

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. These products will now be ready for installation on HITS-managed devices including PC, Mac and mobile devices.

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

Medical, Nursing Schools shine in 2020 U.S. News and World Report rankings

03/12/2019

Michigan Medicine’s commitment to training the next generation of health care leaders is reflected in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate School rankings, released today. 

Clinical, Education, Research

IA Alert: Update Shibboleth SP software for critical vulnerability

03/11/2019

This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for Shibboleth Service Providers (SPs), as well as U-M units or groups that run or contract for services that make use of the Shibboleth at U-M service.

 

SUMMARY: There is a critical vulnerability in the Shibboleth Service Provider (SP) software that, if exploited, could allow an attacker to cause Shibboleth to crash through a denial-of-service attack. Shibboleth is widely used at U-M and at research and education communities worldwide for logging in to websites and web-based applications.

Security, Services & Support
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During National Recognition Month, honoring those who make a difference

03/07/2019

Michael Warden, senior director, IT Service Management, was recognized for making it a joy to come to work everyday. 

Services & Support

IA Alert: Update Google Chrome due to critical vulnerability

03/07/2019

This message is intended for those who manage university devices with Chrome: 

The Google Chrome web browser needs to be updated to version 72.0.3626.121 (or newer) for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This update fixes a critical security vulnerability that carries the risk of escalated privileges on a machine.

Security, Services & Support
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Michigan Medicine joins campus partners in renewing Microsoft contract that will enable new, improved IT products and services

03/06/2019

The multi-year, universitywide contract provides opportunities for each member — the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses, and Michigan Medicine — to build and tailor its own comprehensive Microsoft 365 environment, based on each partner’s unique academic, research, and/or patient care needs.

Services & Support

IA Alert: Update Adobe ColdFusion for vulnerability

03/05/2019

This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university computers running the Adobe ColdFusion web application development platform.

 

SUMMARY: A critical vulnerability has been discovered in Adobe ColdFusion (a web application development platform) that could allow for arbitrary code execution. The vulnerability has been exploited in the wild. Install the updates provided by Adobe immediately after appropriate testing.

Security, Services & Support
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U-M adopts Blue, giving instructors freedom to customize evaluations

03/04/2019

In the spring 2018 academic term, the U-M Medical School (UMMS) along with the rest of UM-Ann Arbor campus (18 schools and colleges), adopted Blue, a new course evaluation software.

Education
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Cyber Safety - Review in 2: Encryption

03/04/2019

The Information Assurance: Michigan Medicine Education & Awareness Program “Cyber Safety – Review in 2” for March is all about encryption and the importance of encrypting any device that accesses Michigan Medicine - including personally owned devices. 

Encryption is the process of encoding a message so that it can be read only by the sender and the intended recipient. Think of it as a lock that only you or trusted parties have a key for.

Security, Services & Support
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Michigan Medicine to replace Omnicell medication management system

02/21/2019

Michigan Medicine will replace Omnicell with a new automated medication dispensing system. Pharmacy and Nursing will begin using new dose dispensing cabinets before January 2020. Anesthesiology will also begin using new automated storage cabinets next year.

Clinical
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A more convenient option: E-visits launched for primary care pediatric patients

02/20/2019

In February 2018, Michigan Medicine launched E-visits for adult primary care patients. E-visits are written consults designed to diagnose and treat minor illnesses or conditions initiated through the MyUofMHealth patient portal. 

Now, the Michigan Medicine Virtual Care Team is offering the service to primary care pediatric patients, as well!

 

Clinical

IA Alert: Prepare for critical Drupal security release later today

02/20/2019

Drupal reports that it will provide a “highly critical” security release sometime this afternoon (February 20) to address a vulnerability that may allow attackers to compromise Drupal sites. Watch for further details today and apply the update as soon as possible after appropriate testing.

UPDATE as of 2/20/19, 2:25 p.m.

Drupal has released the security advisory promised for this afternoon: Drupal core - Highly critical - Remote Code Execution - SA-CORE-2019-003.

Security

Important update for CoreMac customers

02/19/2019

Update: CoreMac V2 log in issue resolved 

Services & Support

IA Notice: Apply Adobe security updates

02/14/2019

Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in a variety of Adobe products. Some of the vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. In accordance with Adobe’s recommendation, Information Assurance (IA) recommends updating affected software within 30 days, after appropriate testing.

Education, Security, Services & Support
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Easily reset a forgotten UMICH (Level-1) password

02/13/2019

 It is now easier to reset a forgotten UMICH (Level-1) password. If you set up account recovery information ahead of time - a  mobile phone number and/or a non-UMICH email address - it will make it easy for you to reset your UMICH (Level-1) password if you forget it.

Security, Services & Support

Reminder: Adobe Connect Pro is being retired on March 31

02/07/2019

HITS is in the process of decommissioning Adobe Connect Pro; users will not be able to access the web conferencing system after March 31. 

Services & Support

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