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Coming February 23: A new look for time reporting

Information and Technology Services (ITS) is working with partners in schools, colleges, and across the university’s three campuses and Michigan Medicine to roll out a new design and additional functionality for time reporting. The upgrade will impact all employees who report, approve, or modify time. The upgrade will support a more mobile-friendly time reporting experience and ensure that… Read More »

Upgraded image sharing to improve patient care at Michigan Medicine

By | January 7, 2022

Later this month, Michigan Medicine will implement Clinical Enterprise Imaging (CEI) — a program consisting of multiple projects aimed at improving the display and sharing of images across the institution. eUnity (WebPACS) will improve the display of diagnostic images across the enterprise.  This project will replace the existing systems with a new common infrastructure, allowing staff to view… Read More »

Eight more languages added to placement reporting

An article in the URecord back in August featured the power of collaboration between ITS and the Language Resource Center. ITS has recently completed adding the majority of other language placement reporting processes by adding an additional eight languages to the workflow. Thanks to the project’s production workflow, any future languages can also be added in a timely… Read More »

HITS embraces, innovates with remote work

By | November 22, 2021

Employees of Health Information Technology & Services in Michigan Medicine embraced remote work long before the COVID-19 pandemic, with some working from South Carolina, Florida, and even overseas. The lessons learned from those experiences were the topic of the latest installment of Empowering Blue, a community of practice that connects U-M staff and faculty members interested in workplace… Read More »

Michigan Medicine wins ‘Most Wired’ award…again!

By | November 9, 2021

Michigan Medicine was once again recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” healthcare organizations by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations use advanced technologies in clinical and business programs to improve the health of their communities. Health systems are recognized for… Read More »

Custom software development advances LSA research

The LSA Technology Services Research Software Programming team has developed numerous custom desktop, web, and mobile applications for researchers in LSA. Programs developed by this group have helped with projects as varied as building robots, tracking monkey behavior, training mice to recognize patterns, and analyzing circadian rhythms.

Four Michigan IT CIOs were finalists for the 2021 ORBIE® Awards

Since 1998, the CIO ORBIE Awards have recognized technology executives for leadership, innovation and excellence in this rapidly growing, CIO-led national professional association. The Michigan CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. CIOs are typically recognized in multiple categories, based on the size and scope of their organization… Read More »

Michigan Medicine CIO named Michigan Healthcare CIO of the Year

Andrew Rosenberg, MD was named the Healthcare CIO of the Year by MichiganCIO.   The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards honor chief information officers who demonstrate excellence in technology leadership. Winners are selected by an independent peer-review process based on leadership effectiveness, the business value created by technology innovation, and engagement in industry and community endeavors.  “Given that I was nominated by my peers, I am particularly honored to receive this award,” Rosenberg said.… Read More »

Deadline extended for Michigan IT Symposium proposals

The deadline to submit poster and presentation proposals for the 2021 Michigan IT Symposium has been extended to Friday, October 8. Consider the projects and topics you or your team could share with the greater U-M IT community. Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase the accomplishments and the IT solutions to the challenges faced during the pandemic. … Read More »

UM-Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is a technology showcase

March first was a significant and eventful day for UM-Dearborn. The new Engineering Lab Building (ELB) opened its doors for classes for the first time since it closed for renovations two years ago. As with everything, COVID-19 delayed the opening by nine months. With the re-opening of ELB, Dearborn ITS worked diligently to improve and innovate the classroom… Read More »

$1M for open-source first-responder robots

By | September 24, 2021

An open-source perception and movement system, to be developed with NSF funding, could enable robots that partner with humans in fires and disaster areas. Tomorrow’s wildfire fighters and other first responders may tag-team with robotic assistants that can hike through wilderness areas and disaster zones, thanks to a University of Michigan research project funded by a new $1… Read More »

HITS offers apprenticeship program for aspiring IT professionals

An apprenticeship program created in partnership by the State of Michigan, Michigan Medicine and Washtenaw Community College is seeking aspiring information technology professionals.  Michigan Medicine’s Service Desk Apprenticeship Program pays entry-level candidates to serve a one-year apprenticeship in front-line technology support, receiving extensive on-the-job training and formal technical coursework at WCC in the process.   At the end of the program, apprentices earn a WCC 16-credit Computer Systems Technology certificate and emerge with a deep knowledge of the IT… Read More »