Health Information Technology & Services is making ordering, collecting and servicing pagers more convenient.
Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) will be decommissioning production use of Adobe Connect Pro effective Sunday, March 31, 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.
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.
Beware: U-M executive officers, deans, directors, and others are having their email addresses spoofed!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Warden, senior director, IT Service Management, was recognized for making it a joy to come to work everyday.
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.
Michigan Medicine joins campus partners in renewing Microsoft contract that will enable new, improved IT products and services
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Update: CoreMac V2 log in issue resolved
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.
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.
HITS is in the process of decommissioning Adobe Connect Pro; users will not be able to access the web conferencing system after March 31.