A side-by-side image of Dr. Hudson from 2018 and 1955.

Innovative African American alumnus featured by Michigan Video Abstracts


“Be true to yourself. Do what it is you want to do.” — Roy Hudson, Ph.D., M.S.
The first African American man to earn a pharmacology degree from U-M, Danforth Foundation fellow, Brown University Graduate School assistant dean and president of Hampton University…Roy D. Hudson has a long list of accomplishments to his name.

Education, Research

Method for ordering computer hardware/devices to change on March 1


On March 1, HITS will introduce an improved process to serve Michigan Medicine faculty and staff who need to order many common computer hardware items and devices.*

Services & Support
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Making a Difference highlight: Shawn Chapman, desktop support specialist


Employees across Michigan Medicine continue to make a difference through their hard work and dedication. Recognizing the contributions employees make to the organization helps the team to become more motivated, drives better teamwork and gives each individual a sense that they are an integral part of achieving organizational goals.

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CIO Chat - Andrew Rosenberg, MD featured in Huntzinger Group blog


Andrew Rosenberg, M.D. was recently invited to share his perspectives on the growing number of merger and acquisition activities occurring in healthcare. Michigan Medicine's CIO provided insights on the role and value proposition IT has when it comes to M&A support. 


HITS teams collaborate, cross-train to improve customer service


The HITS Service Desk and Device Support teams are collaborating in new ways to serve our customers better.

Services & Support

Upgrading to High Sierra


With the recent High Sierra operating system (OS) upgrade, some Mac devices have been restarting and receiving the error "macOS could not be installed on your computer." This is happening after an attempt to log in and prevents the device from booting properly.

Services & Support

Kudos! 'Making a Difference' award recipients (January 2018)


​As part of the Employee Recognition Program, Michigan Medicine has a long history of recognizing employee contributions and honoring employee achievements. The recognition program receives approximately 13,000 submissions per year, including many HITS staff members.

New social login service supports guest and alumni access


As a key initiative of the Enterprise Identity and Access Management (EIAM) Program, the social login pilot laid the groundwork to expand account creation options to allow U-M prospective students, parents, donors, patients, external researchers, and faculty to use their social identities (Google, Facebook, Yahoo, etc.) to log in to certain U-M provided services.

Security, Services & Support

One year of EIAM


EIAM: Empowering collaboration, simplifying access, uniting U-M

Security, Services & Support
A close up photo of Dr. Sanjay Gupta. He is wearing a white shirt and navy blue jacket.

Gupta family assists U-M's health communication 'hackathon'


Sanjay Gupta and his wife, Rebecca, have teamed up with his alma mater, the University of Michigan, to support an effort to bring new ideas and tools to health communication. 

Clinical, Services & Support
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Is that email a phish?


The Safe Computing website has a new page - Legitimate Email that Might Appear Phishy. It lists email messages that are legitimate but have been mistaken by some for phishing emails.

Security, Services & Support
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New options for securely erasing data on devices


U-M has licensed KillDisk media-sanitization software for use by U-M staff and also offers for-fee device-erasing services. These options comply with Electronic Data Disposal and Media Sanitization (DS-11), the U-M standard that establishes institutional requirements for secure data and device wiping and disposal.

There are several options for university-owned and personally-owned devices. 

Security, Services & Support
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Laurel Barnes, senior manager of Learning Management, highlighted by Learning Solutions Magazine


Laurel Barnes, senior manager of HITS Learning Management, was recently interviewed by Learning Solutions Magazine about her career in IT and mitigating organizational change.

Services & Support
Craig French and Nicole Jacob are standing in front of a snack selection.

Picture it: Employees put 2018 resolutions into action


Recently, Michigan Medicine Headlines asked faculty and staff to show their new year's resolutions in action. HITS employees were among those featured in this article.

U-M launches search for vice president for information technology


University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced he has initiated a search for a new vice president for information technology and chief information officer. Andrew Rosenberg, chief information officer for Michigan Medicine, is currently serving as the university's interim vice president for information technology and chief information officer.

Education, Research, Services & Support
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EMR barcode scanning eliminates breast milk misadministration in C&W


The C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital (C&W) is home to the first 24/7 formula and breast milk preparation room in a pediatric hospital nationwide. Opened in 2011, the Milk Room stores, prepares, and delivers mixed formulas and breast milk to inpatients.

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EHR prompts improve chronic disease management and preventive care at Michigan Medicine


Something exciting is happening at Michigan Medicine. And U-M patients are benefiting. In recent months, the screening rate for depression symptoms in patients who had diagnosis of depression in last 12 months rose from 10 percent to nearly 70 percent. The rate of lung cancer screenings in smokers doubled. And the hepatitis C screening rate improved fivefold among Baby Boomers, as well as increase follow specialty care for infected patients.



Be wary of scams and identity fraud this tax season


University administrators are advising faculty and staff to be on the lookout for potential identity fraud as tax season gets underway.

2017 was a record year for corporate data breaches that exposed the personal and financial information of millions of people. While universities can be targets for criminals, no such data breaches have been detected at U-M. However, this doesn't mean that faculty and staff have not been affected by the growing problem of data security and identity theft.

Security, Services & Support
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U-M signs agreements with two more cloud computing providers


To better leverage public cloud computing resources, Information & Technology Services announced it will add two additional infrastructure cloud platforms — Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Services & Support
Karen Hollingsworth

Our nurses know: Technology


Karen Hollingsworth, R.N., M.S., CPHIMS, was recently interviewed by Michigan Medicine Headlines about her progression from nursing to IT. The Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) senior director began her career as a staff nurse — a position that exposed her to informatics and electronic health records. The emphasis on technology made it easy for Hollingsworth to transition from nursing into a career in healthcare IT. 

Clinical, Services & Support
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Michigan Medicine to receive $2.5M for sharing health data electronically


Michigan Medicine will receive approximately $2.5 million for completing a statewide incentive program to improve patient safety, enhance data integrity, and reduce workflow. The program, Common Key Service (CKS), provides a consistent and reliable way to match patients with their electronic health data across multiple healthcare settings by assigning a unique identifier for every patient in the state of Michigan.

Clinical, Services & Support
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HITS staff member Mark Tucci "Makes a Difference"


One way Michigan Medicine employees are recognized for their contributions is the Making a Difference Award. Mark Tucci, a desktop support specialist with Health Information Technology & Services (HITS), was a recent recipient.

Services & Support
A HITS staffer installs a digital sign. (Photo by Rob Levitt)

Collaboration creates new digital signage that engages, informs Michigan Medicine community


As one of the largest health care systems in the world, communication to the more than 26,000 Michigan Medicine employees is not always easy.

Services & Support
Bob Riddle installs equipment to help enable videoconferencing in Ethiopia.

Videoconferencing enables clinical education in Ethiopia


Ethiopia. It’s a country with limited bandwidth and just a single internet service provider — the government. But, thanks to Michigan Medicine, don’t count it out for videoconferencing.

Education, Services & Support
Kimberly Bonner of Health Information Technology and Services poses with her family at the recent world record setting gathering of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter.

Rosie the Riveter world record has connections to Michigan Medicine


Recently, more than 3,700 women and girls dressed as the iconic Rosie the Riveter — dark blue work clothes, red socks and an effervescent red and white polka dot bandana. Together, they gathered in Ypsilanti to set a new world record of the most people dressed as Rosie the Riveter in one place. Several of these women work or study at U-M.