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 »
The Institute for Social Research’s Data Science for Dynamic Intervention Decision-Making Center (d3center) is working with the Eisenberg Family Depression Center to create a new network for data analysts working in the field of mobile health.
Complex scams are very real and playing out at academic institutions across the country, including U-M. There are key aspects to all of these scams that you should understand in order to protect yourselves and your data from malicious actors.
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 »
Engineering freshman Efe Akinci designed and programmed an unofficial app — M-Bus — that tracks when buses arrive in real-time. Akinci said, “I wanted to make my own so that when I came (to Michigan) I would be able to find bus stops and buses and have a better experience with it.” Akinci said he spent two weeks… Read More »
The Academic IT Core will house a specialized set of IT and data services that are easily accessible, available on demand, and for a recharge rate.
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If you are adding or upgrading to new tech devices, you might have old ones that you, or U-M unit, are ready to dispose of. Old disks, flash drives, smartphones, and computers can all contain personal data, and in some cases, U-M data if you used those devices for work. Keep that data from falling into the wrong… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Finding the right storage option just got easier thanks to a new Data Storage Finder developed by ITS. The tool helps individuals browse and compare available storage and backup options based on the type of data that will be stored, how it will be accessed and shared, and other features. The Data Storage Finder was developed in collaboration… Read More »
The Digital Public Library of America displays over 36 million records. While a large share come from ‘Content Hubs’ like the Smithsonian or HathiTrust, there are still millions of records ingested from a wide range of smaller institutions across America. “The technologies we use to transform and validate XML records, like XSLT, are well-established and highly reliable, but software for… Read More »
Two U-M computer science and engineering students have distinguished themselves with their work on ways to speed up and improve data center efficiency. Computer science undergraduate Nathan Brown competed in the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Student Research Competition and took first place among undergraduates. His project provides a means to speed up software applications by reading future… Read More »
At a time when we’re relying on the internet to an unprecedented degree in our daily lives, a team of U-M researchers led by Mosharaf Chowdhury and Harsha Madhyastha has found a way for tech companies, banks and health systems to squeeze more capacity out of our existing infrastructure. A change to the design of big-data software tool Apache Spark could enable the… Read More »