Week in Review: Avoid becoming a ‘Zoom Zombie’; Open Enrollment underway — and more!

October 22, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Don’t let the week zoom by without checking in on this week’s featured stories at Headlines!

Over the past few days, tips and solutions were offered to help you avoid becoming a “Zoom Zombie” at work; employees learned how to make benefits changes during Open Enrollment; there was a look back at new security training aimed at keeping those who work in patient homes as safe as possible; and the newsletter celebrated International Infection Prevention Week.

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

Feeling like a ‘Zoom Zombie?’ Snap out of it with these five tips

Turning off your video camera … hiding your own window during a Zoom call … reducing close-up eye contact. These are just a few ways you can help overcome so-called “Zoom fatigue,” which leads to weariness, eye strain and lack of productivity during your work day. Check out other tips that will help you better cope with the rising number of video calls at Michigan Medicine!

Open Enrollment for 2022 benefits available now through Oct. 29

Faculty, staff, retirees and benefits-eligible graduate students can change their benefits during Open Enrollment, which is now open and continues through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. Changes can be made to health, dental, vision and legal plan enrollments. Faculty and staff may also add eligible dependents and enroll in a flexible spending account. Click for details.

New training focuses on safety during home health care visits

With the Care at Home initiative becoming a top priority at U-M Health, more and more providers will be entering patient homes. That’s why Michigan Medicine Security teamed up with Post-Acute Care Services to provide a new training exercise for staff members who visit patients at home. Learn more about this innovative program!

Maintaining commitment and resilience in an ever-changing environment

It’s International Infection Prevention Week! Throughout the pandemic, the Department of Infection Prevention & Epidemiology has worked around the clock to keep faculty and staff as safe as possible. Click through for a Q&A with IPE Director Amanda Valyko, M.P.H., C.I.C., FAPIC, who discussed her team’s work and what she has been most proud of over the past 18 months.

How much do you know about Care at Home? And in what ways can you support U-M Health’s FY22 initiative of the year?

Find out on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast! Watch the episode via the YouTube video at the top of the page or listen via the media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so open this story in a new browser or search for The Wrap on your personal device to take a listen!