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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.

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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.

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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. 

 

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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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Reminder: Microsoft Teams now available for Michigan Medicine

01/20/2022

The collaborative workspace application will replace Skype for Business 

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ADVISORY: Update WordPress to address security vulnerabilities

01/10/2022

The information below was sent to U-M IT groups on January 10, 2022. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university websites that use WordPress.

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Help Me Now locations to reopen

01/10/2022

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) will reopen all three Help Me Now locations this week, with modified hours, limited staffing and necessary COVID-19 safety precautions. 

Improved image sharing to improve care at Michigan Medicine

01/06/2022

Later this month, Michigan Medicine will implement Clinical Enterprise Imaging (CEI) — a program consisting of multiple projects aimed at improving the display and sharing of images across the institution.

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IA Alert Update: New info for updating Apache Log4j utility to address zero-day vulnerability

12/16/2021

This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university servers running the Apache Log4j Java-based logging utility, or running applications that have Log4j embedded.

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Issues affecting numerous services, including DUO, VPN, EPCS, VPlaces and others

12/15/2021

A Major incident has been declared affecting Duo Multifactor Authentication that is impacting multiple services.

 

ALERT: Update Apache Log4j utility to address zero-day vulnerability

12/10/2021

The information below was sent to U-M IT groups via email on December 10, 2021. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible or university servers running the Apache Log4j Java-based logging utility, or running applications that have Log4j embedded.

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Next Next wave of Outlook upgrades re-scheduled to December 13-17

12/06/2021

The next wave of account upgrades, which was scheduled to take place this week (December 6-10), has been re-scheduled for NEXT WEEK - DECEMBER 13-17.

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Reminder: Outlook account upgrades continue through mid-December

11/29/2021

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) is reminding everyone that Michigan Medicine Outlook account upgrades — which began in early November — will resume today, Nov. 29, and continue in “waves” until mid-December.  

How HITS embraces remote and hybrid collaboration

11/22/2021

Employees of Health Information Technology & Services in Michigan Medicine embraced remote work long before the COVID-19 pandemic, with some working from South Carolina, Florida, and even overseas.

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ADVISORY: Update Drupal for CKEditor cross-site scripting vulnerability

11/19/2021

This message was sent to U-M IT groups on Friday, November 19, 2021. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university websites that use the Drupal content management system.

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Pager Support at UH South will be limited during Thanksgiving holiday

11/19/2021

Pager Support, which is typically available 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday–Friday at the HITS Paging Office (located at the entrance of UH South across from elevator bank 9), will be limited on Thursday, November 25 (Thanksgiving) and Friday, November 26.

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Michigan Medicine honored as one of nation's "Most Wired" health care organizations

11/15/2021

Michigan Medicine was once again recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health care organizations by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

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Reminder: New cybersecurity software on CoreImage PCs requires a restart

11/15/2021

The cybersecurity software Crowdstrike Falcon is replacing SentinelOne on the majority of CoreImage PCs this week, November 15-19 (kiosk computers were updated in October). 

This change requires a restart to remove SentinelOne from your device. Users will have two opportunities to defer the restart so they can choose an optimal time to do so.

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New HPC cost savings announced for Michigan Medicine researchers

11/15/2021

Following the rollout of the U-M RCP in September, Michigan Medicine is offering researchers additional cost savings when using high-performance computing resources.

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Get ready for a new Outlook! Coming now through mid-December

10/29/2021

Between now and mid-December, HITS will upgrade approximately 48,000 Michigan Medicine Outlook accounts from onsite servers to the cloud.

"Own Your Upgrade" Self-serve Microsoft Windows upgrades now underway

10/28/2021

Now through January 2022, some (but not all) Michigan Medicine PC users will see notifications requesting them to download and install a required upgrade to their Microsoft Windows operating system.

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ADVISORY: Apply Apple security updates for multiple products

10/27/2021

This message was sent to U-M IT groups on Wednesday, 10/27/21. It is intended for U-M staff who are responsible for managing or are using any Apple devices, including mobile devices, and it applies to both UM-owned and personally-owned devices.

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Decoding Academic IT event on November 10: get help with IT solutions for your research

10/25/2021

Did you know HITS’ Academic IT focuses solely on IT solutions for Michigan Medicine’s research and education missions? Join us for our final Zoom session on November 10 to meet our team, ask questions, and learn more about how we can help to advance your research. 

 

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