Michigan Medicine renews Microsoft contract that will enable new, improved IT products and services

March 6, 2019  //  FOUND IN: News

Michigan Medicine recently joined its campus partners in approving a renewed multi-year, universitywide contract with Microsoft that provides opportunities for each member — the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses, and Michigan Medicine — to build and tailor its own comprehensive Microsoft 365 environment, based on each partner’s unique academic, research, and/or patient care needs.

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) is developing an implementation roadmap that will define how individual Microsoft products and services will be rolled out across Michigan Medicine over the next two to three years. Key features will likely include a greater emphasis on “cloud”-based tools such as Office 365, more integrated document sharing and storage solutions, and unified communications services.

“We are very pleased to partner with our U-M colleagues to renew the Microsoft contract,” said John McPhall, HITS senior director of architecture and operations management.

“30,000+ health providers, faculty, staff and students who make up the Michigan Medicine community count on us to deliver IT products and services that offer exceptional quality, reliability and capability,” said McPhall. “We’re confident that in the years ahead, our strategic partnership with Microsoft will enable us to provide a wider array of opportunities to integrate, collaborate and communicate in new, more powerful ways.”

HITS will provide regular updates to the Michigan Medicine community as details develop. For up-to-date information, visit the HITS Microsoft 365 project page