HITS to upgrade/replace telephone equipment in multiple locations


Between now and fall 2023, Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) will replace approximately 8,750 telephones across 50 different Michigan Medicine locations.

Invoke Microsoft Security Advisory for LDAP Channel Binding and Signing


LDAP channel binding and LDAP signing provide ways to increase the security for communications between LDAP clients and Active Directory domain controllers.

ITS Information Assurance Advisory: Update to version 2.17.0 Apache Log4j


A zero-day exploit that was originally communicated through an IA Alert on December 10, 2021 is affecting the Apache Log4j utility that could result in remote code execution. This remains an active threat. 


ALERT: Patching Microsoft systems for 3 zero-day exploits


Three zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows systems could allow attackers to achieve remote code execution or SYSTEM privileges on targeted systems. Windows systems should be patched as soon as possible after needed testing.

ITS IA Notice: OpenSSL


This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for updating university systems. OpenSSL discovered eight security flaws, seven of which are memory-related. A timing bug and seven memory vulnerabilities were discovered.

Action required before January 25: Applications using Michigan Medicine SSO (SAML) Identity Provider Service


The Production IdP Signing certificate for the Michigan Medicine Web SSO (SAML) / Access Manager / Web login authentication service will be replaced on January 25 between 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the SAML metadata will be refreshed with the new signing cert info.

ITS IA Advisory: Upgrade Git to version 2.39.1


Vulnerabilities were discovered in Git version 2.39 and older that could allow attackers to execute remote code. Users should upgrade to Git version 2.39.1 immediately. 


New year, new M365 features!


Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) is pleased to announce new features and capabilities within Michigan Medicine’s Microsoft 365 (M365) environment designed to make your work experience even better and more productive!

Clinical, Education, Research, Services & Support

Update: Fax Server/AccuRoute Issues


Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding over the last five weeks. The Document Management Services Team also want you to know that they hear you loud and clear and are doing absolutely everything they can to help resolve the issues the organization is experiencing with the fax server/AccuRoute WebApps.


Paging website upgrade


As of December 7, the internal paging website was upgraded to offer improved access and usability.


For complete information, see the Paging Website upgrade article (Requires login to view content

Clinical, Education, Research, Security, Services & Support

Academic Engagement holding in-person office hours December 6,7, & 8


Back by popular demand! The HITS Academic Engagement team is holding in-person/hybrid office hours next week to talk through your IT needs. Join us on the medical campus December 6 & 8 and at NCRC December 7. 

Education, Research

Action required for Identity Access Management Oracle database (IDTP) migration from Gold to Platinum Infrastructure by December 10


This message is intended for HITS staff whose applications/processes that use Identity Management Oracle database (IDTP). 

Nursing training curriculum mistakenly sent to ALL Michigan Medicine users


Early on November 19, 2022, a Cornerstone Learning assignment for the NURSING - Moderate Sedation and EtCO2 Monitoring - Biennial Recurrence (NURS-C70011) curriculum was accidentally sent to ALL Michigan Medicine users. 

Important security advisory–Unexpected confirmation emails


SUMMARY: U-M community members have reported receiving unexpected confirmation emails from email newsletters and listservs for which they did not subscribe.

Cornerstone Learning – A few reminders to help you be more successful


Since MLearning was replaced by Cornerstone Learning on Nov. 7, the new system has welcomed more than 7,000 unique visitors, and users have already successfully completed more than 13,000 online courses.

Services & Support

Cornerstone Learning is now live!


MLearning has been permanently retired to make way for Cornerstone Learning – a more modern, cloud-based platform designed with the needs of Michigan Medicine users in mind.

Reminder: MLearning is now retired! Cornerstone Learning goes live on Monday, November 7


MLearning has been retired. Its replacement – Cornerstone Learning – is scheduled to go live at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, November 7.

ALERT: Patch OpenSSL versions 3.0 or later for critical vulnerability starting Nov. 1


This message is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university systems running OpenSSL 3.0 or later.

So long, MLearning. Hello, Cornerstone Learning! Plan now for blackout period (Nov. 3-7), learn where to find resources + support


MLearning will retire for good on Thursday, November 3. Cornerstone learning will go live on Monday, November 7.

Clinical, Education, Research, Services & Support

Fall MiChart Upgrade Coming October 23 - Downtime Information


The next MiChart upgrade is planned for Sunday, October 23, 2 - 5 a.m. 


Review the Fall Upgrade Downtime document for details and visit the Fall Upgrade project page for further updates and information. 

Clinical, Education, Research, Security, Services & Support

Reminder: "Own Your Upgrade!" Annual Microsoft Windows updates continue through early November


The 2022 cycle of Microsoft Windows updates are underway and will continue through early November. 


Reminder: MLearning to be retired, replaced by Cornerstone Learning in early November


Early this November, MLearning — the system Michigan Medicine has long used to manage and deliver required and optional learning opportunities — will be retired and replaced by Cornerstone Learning

ADVISORY: Update Microsoft products for zero-day vulnerability


This message was sent to U-M IT groups on Friday, September 16, 2022. It is intended for U-M IT staff who are responsible for university computers with Microsoft products installed, and it applies to both UM-owned and personally-owned devices.

Profiles in IT: Douglas Adams—Driven problem solver


Doug Adams uses his strong empathy and design skills to create a better experience for HITS users results in a better experience for HITS customers as well as employees.

ALERT: Update Chrome and Edge browsers to fix security vulnerability


Update Chrome and Edge as soon as possible. A Chrome update patches a high-severity vulnerability.