Security vulnerabilities in computer chips made by Intel, AMD, ARM and others could allow low-privilege processes to access kernel memory that is allocated to other running programs. The vulnerabilities—called Meltdown and Spectre—could allow an attacker to access information including passwords, encryption keys, and more. Linux, Windows, Apple, and others have already released updates to begin addressing the vulnerabilities. Watch for updates from the manufacturers of your devices and operating system vendors and apply them as soon as possible after appropriate testing. IA is monitoring news and security reports.
ATTENTION: Effective immediately, all personnel or departments within Michigan Medicine are required to submit a service request order to AT&T in order to have a Cisco telephone relocated. The requirement includes moving a phone within the same building or floor.
Becker's Health IT + Clinical Leadership 2018 Speaker Series: 3 questions with CIO Andrew Rosenberg, M.D.
Andrew Rosenberg, M.D. was recently interviewed by Becker's Hospital Review as part of an ongoing healthcare leader series. On May 10, Rosenberg will present at Becker's Health IT + Clinical Leadership 2018 in Chicago.
In the latest edition of Michigan Video Abstracts, world-renowned mixed methods expert Michael D. Fetters, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., professor of family medicine and co-director of the Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program, introduces the power of mixed methods research, a discipline that unites the strengths of both qualitative and quantitative research.
When it comes to sports, playbooks are prized possessions, containing a team's strategies and plays to win the game. Without a playbook, even the best players will become confused about their role and how they should interact with their teammates.
Windows 7 is being retired. Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) will be upgrading the operating system (OS) on all CoreImage Windows/PC devices from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
The first thing you notice when entering West Ann Arbor-Parkland Plaza health center might be the welcome desk, floor-to-ceiling windows, or charming artwork. It probably isn’t the WiFi access points, label printers, or network cables.
In a recent interview for Michigan Video Abstracts, Benedict Lucchesi, M.D., Ph.D., professor emeritus of pharmacology, shared the story of a time when, as a young medical student, he assisted in an open heart surgery. The patient’s heart had turned into a “rock,” and sadly passed away. Lucchesi left the operating room that day determined to find out why.
Recipients of the ninth annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award for University of Michigan staff were celebrated Tuesday, December 4 at a breakfast ceremony at the Michigan Union.
In October, Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) staff representing various roles, teams, and divisions participated in a "Go and See" visit to the U-M Clinical Simulation Center, where they met with Center staff, and got to see and experience first-hand some fascinating and innovative learning technologies.
Advanced Research Computing - Technology Services (ARC-TS) is pleased to announce that the Yottabyte Research Cloud (YBRC) computing platform is now HIPAA-compliant. This means that YBRC and its associated services can accept restricted data, enabling secure data analysis on Windows and Linux virtual desktops, as well as secure hosting of databases and data ingestion.
For the seventh straight year, the University of Michigan ranks first in research volume among U.S. public universities, according to the National Science Foundation (NSF) figures. The HITS Research Applications and Advanced Computing team is pleased to support researchers with a broad range of technological tools that enable research at the enterprise and individual levels with efficiency and security.
A security flaw was detected recently in Mac OS High Sierra 10.13 or higher that could allow someone with physical or remote access to the computer to log in, change administrative settings, and gain full access to the computer simply by entering the username root with no password. If Apple Remote Desktop, SSH, or other remote access has been enabled, an attacker could gain remote access. Apple has just released an update to address the vulnerability, but HITS recommends holding off to update.
U-M President Mark Schlissel announced today that he has asked Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., chief information officer for Michigan Medicine, to serve as the university’s interim vice president for information technology and chief information officer.
Did you get a new smartphone or tablet on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? If so, you will want to make sure that you properly remove any personal data or sensitive Michigan Medicine data on your old device before you dispose of it.
If you plan to purchase a new smartphone, tablet, or laptop on Black Friday or at the Computer Showcase Holiday Kick-Off event on Nov. 30, be sure to choose a device that is compatible with AirWatch in case you want to log in to the Michigan Medicine network.
Information Assurance (IA) recently engaged UM-Ann Arbor students, including medical students, with a computer quiz to raise awareness of IT security issues.
Ryan Henyard, business systems analyst lead—Education Informatics & Technology Team, won the University of Michigan Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award (DDLA).
HITS staff member, Husnu Kaplan, wins first place—Ceramics & Glasswork category at Michigan Medicine Employee Art Show
Congratulations to Husnu Kaplan, applications programmer/analyst lead, on the first place award—Ceramics & Glasswork category. His work is entitled, "Twisted Vase."
Since BlueJeans was introduced to the U-M community in 2014—thanks to a consortium of seven units that were early adopters—campus has found creative ways to use the service to connect users anywhere, anytime, and from almost any device.
Michigan Medicine is set to launch new mobile technology to capture supply chain activities, either operational or clinical, where and when they take place. The first of two phases for the new technology will be implemented on Friday, Nov. 3. Supply Chain Services partnered with HITS, ITS and supply chain personnel in the procedure management areas to help launch the project.
Ethiopia. It’s a country with limited bandwidth and just a single internet service provider—the government. But don’t count it out for videoconferencing. Using collaborative technology for videoconferencing began as a pilot with U-M in March 2014, but the international partnership goes farther back.
Over 400 visitors attended the 5th Annual North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) Expo on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Two teams from Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) were on hand to showcase tech support and research support tools.
Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) and the Michigan Medicine Office of Research are pleased to offer two free training sessions on Nov. 2 for the Electronic Research Notebook. The ERN will be available at no cost to all Michigan Medicine faculty, students, and staff beginning Nov. 1. These classes will introduce LabArchives, including adding, sharing, and managing data in the ERN. Participants are welcome to ask their own questions.