Tag Archives: data

Building Inclusive Digital Environments for Research

Research is how we learn, but our findings depend upon robust data, derived from the populations we seek to serve. As teams build digital environments for research, effort must be put into ensuring that those environments support the populations of study. When constructing digital environments for research, teams must think broadly about the full research experience to include emails or SMS sent, websites, webapps or native apps provided, and any devices included or issued. In addition, it cannot be stressed enough: the work in creating these environments is never done!

Salesforce Org merge yields benefits

In 2019, leadership from the Salesforce Recruitment Org, which included several schools, approached the ITS Salesforce Center of Excellence (SFCOE) and Student Life Technology Solutions (SLTS) to discuss merging the Salesforce Recruitment Org with Student Life’s Student Org. Conversations took place at both the leadership and technical levels, leading to the conclusion that merging the two Salesforce orgs… Read More »

Wizard: The tech behind a costume treasure trove

By | December 13, 2023

Costumes are powerful–they transport and immerse us into different eras. Behind the scenes at the School of Music, Theater and Dance (SMTD), Theresa Hartman works magic while managing University Productions’ (UProd) colossal wardrobe of more than 34,000 items. As costume stock manager since 2017, Theresa wields a secret weapon–and isn’t a magic wand. It’s a sophisticated database known… Read More »

Secure Enclave Service rate approved, shortcode needed by July 25

The Secure Enclave Services (SES) provides improved performance for researcher workloads. ARC began billing researchers who consume more than 16 gigabytes (GB) of RAM (memory) per month on July 1, 2023.  The first 16 GB of RAM (memory) is covered by the U-M Research Computing Package (UMRCP). If you have not already requested or been granted the UMRCP,… Read More »

UM-Dearborn and new Tableau enrollment dashboards

New Tableau enrollment dashboards which allow self-service access to enrollment data are now available by visiting UM-Dearborn’s Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IRE) webpage. Tableau, the tool used to create the dashboards, is provided to Dearborn at very low cost by ITS-Ann Arbor, which installed and supports the enterprise tool. IRE is a part of UM-Dearborn’s Information Technology Services… Read More »

Leveraging technology to improve education outcomes

Researchers from U-M campuses and all across the country are using education data provided by the State of Michigan to study a wide variety of topics ranging from the effects of COVID-19 on public school enrollment to the role of neighborhood instability on student educational outcomes to exploring the ways that financial assets can change youth’s lives. An… Read More »

ITS makes data management easier with launch of Denodo at U-M

The University of Michigan, as a public research institution, houses an incredible amount of data. One of the struggles that leaders and analysts face is how to easily pull together data from the vast number of sources currently available to help gain insights on many topics and improve decision making.  That work just got a bit easier. In… Read More »

New how-to resources and data offerings on Precision Health Analytics Platform

By | December 17, 2020

Researchers across campus can now directly query, via SQL server, a de-identified version of the Research Data Warehouse, which includes all 4 million unique Michigan Medicine patients. Learn how to leverage this resource and more Precision Health resources through our updated documentation site (accessible with a Level 1 UMICH login) and video demos and how-to’s. Precision Health has expanded its offerings… Read More »

Engineering undergrads prep for a modern workforce with expanded data analytics courses and support

By | November 25, 2020

In 2018, U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) faculty set their sights on fully-preparing students for the modern workforce and advanced studies by incorporating computing and data analytics into many existing courses, creating a new advanced analytics course for seniors, and implementing a new help desk to support students. One of the main changes was to emphasize R and Python… Read More »

Patient data tells a story to help Michigan Medicine clinicians read ahead

Hospital patients produce a tremendous amount of data. Throughout Michigan Medicine, MCIRCC’s PICTURE analytic is reading the stories within this data to help clinicians act on potential emergencies chapters in advance. In the summer of 2020, the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC) detailed its predictive analytic “PICTURE,” which crunches an array of patient data—including… Read More »

Collaboration on new HIPAA course for the Shared Services Center

Staff in the Shared Services Center (SSC) play an important role in properly handling sensitive institutional data, including data regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This past summer, the SSC decided it was time to update their HIPAA training, which they require annually of their staff.  The SSC noticed that Information and Technology Services… Read More »

New framework developed at U-M helps streamline EHR data extraction

By | October 14, 2020

A cross-disciplinary team of researchers from U-M have developed an open-source framework that streamlines the preprocessing of data extracted from the electronic health record. The framework, which the researchers call FIDDLE (Flexible Data-Driven Pipeline), has the power to greatly speed up EHR data preprocessing and assist machine learning (ML) practitioners working with health data, according to a study published in… Read More »

The most vital IT investments today are the boring ones: Michigan Medicine CIO on remote work, automation, and data analytics

Michigan Medicine CIO Andrew Rosenberg, MD, is focused on finding methods to sustain the unprecedented level of remote work and clinical care during the pandemic while keeping an eye on the data analytics and IT investments the system will need to drive efficiencies and cost-savings in the future. In a recent article with Becker’s Health IT, he discusses… Read More »

MIND: Paving the way for a more data-informed campus

With COVID-19 changing the landscape of how higher-education and other areas of our society operate, gaining important insights from data is more important than ever. As U-M begins a historical public health-informed in-residence semester, the Michigan Insights on Demand (MIND) team at Information and Technology Services (ITS) continues to make strides in building and enhancing the ecosystem needed… Read More »