Reduced availability to the MWireless-UMHS WiFi network

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Michigan Medicine is taking steps to protect its network and resources, while also encouraging a safe and non-threatening work environment.

Beginning June 5, MWireless-UMHS will no longer be available in ambulatory, inpatient, or administrative buildings. The WiFi network can continue to be used in some medical research facilities.

“About 5,000 faculty, staff, students, and sponsored users regularly connect devices to the MWireless-UMHS for work and personal use. This wireless network has no reputation filtering, putting the enterprise at a higher risk of malware or malicious activity,” said Jack Kufahl, chief information security officer for Michigan Medicine.

As an alternative, Michigan Medicine community members can use the secure UMHS 8021X WiFi network to access enterprise systems, shared drives, and printers. The WiFi network can be used with Intelligent Hub, a mobile device management tool.

More details about this change are available on the HITS website.

Author: Heather Kipp, HITS Communications

Heather is a brand/product analyst lead within the Michigan Medicine Office of the CIO. You can contact her at