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HITS supports research innovation at Cores Technology & Services Showcase


The latest technologies and services available in biomedical research, all in one place.

Research, Services & Support
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New HITS 30-day network policy


If your device goes off the Michigan Medicine network for an extended period of time - vacation, maternity leave, medical leave, e.g. - and does not run maintenance, it will not be kept up-to-date, and it could be vulnerable to security risks.

Security, Services & Support
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CIO Andrew Rosenberg featured as keynote at Health IT + Revenue Cycle conference


Michigan Medicine CIO Dr. Andrew Rosenberg will be a featured speaker at the Becker's Health IT + Revenue Cycle 2018 Conference on September 21 in Chicago. His keynote presentation will be "Targeted Digital Transformation in Healthcare: Lessons Learned from Where Medical 'Rounds' Began."

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Making a Difference: May 2018 Highlights


Connie Yoanides, MiChart ambulatory application coordinator, was recently commended for her outstanding work. 

Services & Support

Do not use U-M resources for cryptocurrency mining


Please be aware that cryptocurrency mining (outside of faculty-approved research and coursework) is a violation of U-M policy, potentially illegal, and an inappropriate use of university resources.

Security, Services & Support

Be vigilant and aware of recent uptick in fraudulent emails


The University of Michigan IT Security Community has been seeing a flurry of fraudulent emails recently.

Security, Services & Support

U-M preparing for GDPR


A cross-university working group has been working for months to prepare U-M for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect on May 25.

Hundreds played video games in April to raise money for gaming outreach.

$783k raised to support gaming outreach to Mott, others


More than 1,500 gamers from all over the world participated in person and online in a momentous weekend fundraising event held at the EMU Convocation Center in April.

Clinical, Education
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HITS lends a hand to successful Patient Experience Expo 2018


Michigan Medicine recently hosted a week-long celebration of patients and their families. A number of events throughout the week brought together faculty, staff, students, patients, and their families to honor, discuss, and engage in all aspects of the patient experience.

Clinical, Education, Research, Security, Services & Support
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Making a Difference: April 2018 Highlights


Service Desk Operations was recently recognized by their peers for the contributions they make to the organization.

Services & Support
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165 future leaders of medicine graduate from U-M Medical School


HITS is proud to support the recent graduating class of healthcare leaders! 

Education, Services & Support

Protect yourself: Manage your passwords


Did you know that over 80% of identify breaches involve stolen or weak passwords? Here are some tips to help you manage your passwords and avoid having them hacked. Safeguarding your passwords is crucial not only for personal information but also for any sensitive Michigan Medicine information you have access to.

Security, Services & Support
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Michigan Medicine awarded $440,000 from Epic


Michigan Medicine received $440,000 in invoice credit from its electronic health record vendor for taking steps to support continuous improvements in patient outcomes, quality of care, workflow efficiency, and financial performance.

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Free global IT research available to all Michigan Medicine


Looking for a good professional development opportunity? Need benchmarking data for an IT project?

Education, Services & Support

Google Chrome verification begins May 7


Beginning Monday, May 7, Google is rolling out a new security feature that requires users to verify their identity when using the Chrome browser. Members of the U-M community who encounter this when logging in to Google at U-M may be surprised and wonder whether it is safe to follow the Google prompts.

Security, Services & Support
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Quite an experience! Patient Experience Week a success at Michigan Medicine


Last week, a number of events across the academic medical center brought together faculty, staff, students, patients and families to discuss, celebrate and engage in all aspects of the patient experience. 

Clinical, Services & Support
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Michigan Medicine named one of nation's top employers


Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which earlier today was listed as one of the best employers in the nation by Forbes!

Services & Support
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EMERSE: Michigan Medicine’s powerful medical record search engine


Any note or document that is written by a medical professional (like a doctor, pharmacist, nurse, or social worker) is called free text, meaning anything goes—from syntax errors to misspellings to abbreviations, and more. That’s tough for a search engine to navigate.

Clinical, Research, Services & Support

IA Alert: Drupal admins - Apply security core update ASAP


IA ALERT UPDATE: Drupal vulnerability is being exploited in the wild. Update Drupal installations ASAP.

A remote code execution vulnerability exists within multiple subsystems of Drupal 7.x and 8.x. This vulnerability could allow attackers to exploit multiple attack vectors on a Drupal site and execute code remotely, which could result in the site being compromised. Drupal has released updates to mitigate the vulnerability. Apply the appropriate update for your version of Drupal as soon as possible after appropriate testing.


Security, Services & Support
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Faculty, staff lauded as ‘inclusive leaders’ at annual DEI Symposium


This past Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Michigan Medicine’s Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) hosted its third annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Symposium in Ford Auditorium. Several members of the HITS DEI Committee were present to share ideas and find inspiration.  

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Why I Work Here: Nipa Khatlawala, business analyst, Health Information Technology & Services


Michigan Medicine is a world-class destination for patient care, education and research, thanks to its exceptional faculty and staff. Nipa Khatlawala, a business analyst with HITS, has been with the organization for 14 years. Click through to learn why Khatlawala has found a home at Michigan Medicine, driven both by her desire to improve patient care and by the organization's commitment to diversity!

Clinical, Services & Support

Erin Dietrich joins HITS as senior director for Research Applications & Advanced Computing


Erin Dietrich joined HITS as the new senior director for Research Applications & Advanced Computing in March.


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Vulnerability management & vendor compliance standards published


Two new standards clearly define responsibilities regarding vulnerability management and vendor security and compliance, and updated and expanded guidance to help you meet those responsibilities is on Safe Computing.

Security, Services & Support
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University of Rwanda launches partnership with CIRHT for pre-service education training in family planning


HITS software engineer Bob Riddle is liaising with University of Rwanda on ways to author and share digital materials to deliver the new curriculum. 

Education, Services & Support
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Technological innovation helps redefine Medical School curriculum


The U-M Medical School is undergoing a curriculum transformation to develop future physician leaders in health care.

Education, Services & Support