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Protecting medical devices from cybersecurity threats

December 10, 2018

Medical devices capable of transmitting health information and connecting to Michigan Medicine’s networks offer improvements to the effective delivery of patient care, but they also may introduce privacy and security concerns.…

OHS to close early on Tuesday, Dec. 11

December 10, 2018

Please be advised that Occupational Health Services will be closing early on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The office will be closed beginning at 1 p.m. OHS will resume normal business operations on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

When to refer a patient to a financial counselor

December 10, 2018

Any time a patient wants to pay 100 percent in full for an item or service and asks not to submit a bill to his or her insurance, immediately refer the patient to a Patient Financial Counselor (PFC). Email: PFC-counselors@med.umich.edu Phone: 734-232-2621 (local) or 877-326-9155 (toll free) Due to an expanded patient right under HIPAA, health care providers are required to restrict disclosure to a patient’s health plan if the patient asks that the provider not bill insurance for an item or service and the patient agrees to and does pay 100 percent in full for that item or service. A patient…

Deadline extended: Faculty invited to apply for U-M interprofessional leadership fellows

December 10, 2018

Faculty interested in the U-M Interprofessional Leadership Fellows program across the health sciences can apply by Wednesday, Dec. 12 for the fourth cohort! Click here to find all the information you need about the IPL Fellows program, its benefits and expectations, and the application process. The Interprofessional Leadership Fellows program is designed to develop the leadership capacity of health sciences faculty members in the area of interprofessional education (IPE). Fellows will learn from and work with academic and practice leaders across the university. This includes engagement in a monthly learning community, participation in a specialized training program, and the development and execution of…

Workshop: Recruiting to improve diversity and excellence

December 7, 2018

The medical school's STRIDE Committee provides information and advice about practices that will maximize the likelihood that diverse, well-qualified candidates for faculty, fellowship and residency positions will be identified, and, if selected for offers, recruited to U-M. The committee leads workshops for faculty and administrators involved in selection, recruitment and hiring. Much of the information is also relevant to retention and promotion of these individuals as well. STRIDE training: Has involved dozens of senior faculty members from across campus Looks at a decade of reading the research and thinking about its application to faculty searches Provides Michigan-specific best practices and…

You’re invited: Today’s First Fridays event hosted by OHEI

December 7, 2018

All Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners are invited to attend today’s First Fridays event hosted by the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI). On the first Friday of every…

OHS to close early on Tuesday, Dec. 11

December 7, 2018

Please be advised that Occupational Health Services will be closing early on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The office will be closed beginning at 1 p.m. OHS will resume normal business operations on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

It’s all fun and games on this week’s edition of The Wrap

December 7, 2018

Check out the latest episode of The Wrap, brought to you by Michigan Medicine Headlines! This week, Meghan Veiga stopped by to discuss the Michigan Rollverines, the organization's first-ever competitive youth sports program. She discussed wheelchair basketball, the University of Michigan Adaptive and Inclusive Sports Experience (UMAISE) and more! But the games didn’t end there. Employees also learned about two employee perks aimed at helping them have some fun all winter long. And, of course, there was trivia where listeners can win a prize and be entered into a raffle to win an Amazon Echo. Listen to the episode below!

Week in Review: Week of Dec. 3, 2018

December 7, 2018

Headlines was on a “roll” this week, highlighting Michigan Medicine’s first-ever competitive youth sports program, the Michigan Rollverines! Silver Club also rolled out its annual holiday card, featuring artwork created by…