Week in Review: Week of Sept. 30, 2019

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This week, the calendar flipped to October — and Headlines took it as a chance to feature important subjects that steal the spotlight this month.

For instance, readers learned about all of the events planned for the 20th annual Quality Month celebration at Michigan Medicine, culminating in a daylong symposium on Oct. 22. The next day, Health Information Technology & Services gave faculty and staff practical tips and resources to help them stay safe while online (in honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month).

On top of that, the organization was lauded as a national leader in cardiovascular training and simulation, and team members were given information regarding a new system aimed at improving professionalism and accountability at Michigan Medicine.

In case you missed anything, here’s the latest!

20 years of celebrating quality improvement: Michigan Medicine commemorates Quality Month

In October 1999, the organization established a yearly celebration to honor quality and process improvements throughout the health system. Since then, Quality Month has grown from just a poster session to a day full of important discussions, keynotes and chances to collaborate. Check out what’s in store later this month for Quality Month 2019!

It’s personal: Cybersecurity is essential both at home, in the workplace

Ensuring your information — and potential patient information — is protected doesn’t have to be a time-consuming or laborious process. In fact, HITS recently gave employees easy tips that can enhance cybersecurity both at home and in the workplace. From using two-factor authentication to limiting what you do on public Wi-Fi, click here to find out what they suggest.

‘Ahead of the curve’: Michigan Medicine a national leader in cardiovascular training, simulation

Michigan Medicine experts sometimes find themselves treating patients in high-risk situations. Often, those treatments or procedures are so infrequent that it’s difficult to properly train for them. Fortunately, the organization is changing that — implementing state-of-the-art training and clinical simulations that better prepare caregivers and limit patient harm. Click through for details!  

Improving professionalism and accountability for physicians

Whether it’s a matter of just being impolite, or a situation that could lead to harm for patients and/or colleagues, Michigan Medicine recently kicked off a new initiative focused on improving the professionalism and accountability for clinical faculty. Learn details of the new program and find out how everyone in the organization can play a role in its success.

This week, The Wrap — Michigan Medicine’s employee podcast — celebrated its first anniversary. In celebration, check out a special episode at the top of the page!