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Join U-M and JDRF to fight type 1 diabetes

September 13, 2017

Join Michigan Medicine and JDRF on Sunday, Sept. 24 to help raise awareness and funds for the JDRF One Walk to Cure Diabetes!Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that impacts millions of people around the world.JDRF is the leading global organization that funds research to cure, prevent, and treat type 1 diabetes. As a Platinum sponsor, Michigan Medicine is partnering with JDRF to help raise awareness as well as funds for T1D research.One Walk to Cure DiabetesWhen: Sunday, Sept. 24Where: Hudson Mills Metropark, DexterRegistration: 8:30 a.m. Start time: 9:30 a.m. Length of walk: 3 milesSign up for one of the existing U-M teams…

Break out of your cocoon at today’s butterfly release

September 12, 2017

All Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, patients and families are invited to this afternoon's butterfly release at the University Hospital courtyard and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital outdoor courtyard. The special event will include family fun for everyone, including chalk art, nature displays and more! Interested in breaking out of your cocoon? Here’s what you need to know about the release celebration: When: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12 Where: UH courtyard and Mott outdoor courtyard You won’t want to miss this!

Recommended actions following Equifax breach

September 12, 2017

Equifax, one of three nationwide credit-reporting companies, recently announced a data breach affecting as many as 143 million Americans.According to CNN: "Cyber criminals have accessed sensitive information — including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver's licenses. Additionally, Equifax said that credit card numbers for about 209,000 people were exposed, as was 'personal identifying information' on roughly 182,000 customers involved in credit report disputes."What you can doU-M’s Information Assurance recommends that you:Turn on two-factor for Weblogin and for personal accounts. Use two-factor wherever you have the option to do so. Two-factor protects your most…

HITS changing “Reply all” default option in Outlook on the web to “Reply”

September 12, 2017

The default reply setting for Outlook on the web (email.med.umich.edu) is to “Reply all” — something which can cause users to inadvertently respond to all recipients copied in an email thread when the intention is to reply only to the sender. Reply options are different when responding to an Outlook email on your workstation: displayed across the top of an incoming message are the several options of Reply, Reply All, Forward, as well as IM (to send an instant message to the recipient). Health Information Technology & Services — or HITS — is addressing this concern with an update to Outlook for…

U-M Biomedical Engineering celebrates anniversary

September 12, 2017

The U-M Biomedical Engineering Anniversary Celebration is almost here! As U-M celebrates its bicentennial, the Department of Biomedical Engineering is marking its own major milestones on Thursday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 15.Please join the department for a look back at the last 50 years of U-M biomedical engineering, a snapshot of the exciting things the department is working on right now, and a view to the future as BME sits poised at the hub of engineering, medical research and education.From academic events to presentations and keynote speakers, the two-day celebration has something for everyone. Visit the BME anniversary celebration website for more…

When to refer patients to a financial counselor

September 12, 2017

Any time a patient wants to pay 100% 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.eduPhone: 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% in full for that item or service. A patient may make this request…

Attend upcoming Surgical Tech Virtual Job Fair!

September 11, 2017

Michigan Medicine is reaching out to anyone interested in taking the next step toward a new and rewarding career as a surgical technologist. Next week, the organization is hosting a Surgical Tech Virtual Job Fair, which will take place online from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19. During this unique event, individuals can login and chat one-on-one with a member of the organization’s talent team, who will answer any questions about a surg tech career at Michigan Medicine. Representatives from University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, the Kellogg Eye Center and the East…

Plan ahead and expect delays: Hill St. maintenance project

September 11, 2017

Please be advised that an ongoing maintenance project is scheduled to close a portion of Hill St. for the next few days. Plan ahead and expect delays and alert patients if they will be traveling in the area. Here’s what you need to know: Hill St. between Geddes Ave. and Onondaga St. is scheduled to be closed to through traffic for utility work until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Traffic headed west on Geddes that would typically turn onto Hill will be detoured south onto Onondaga, then west onto Hill. Traffic headed west on Hill will be detoured north…

National Preparedness Month: Plan to help your neighbor and community

September 11, 2017

In honor of National Preparedness Month, Michigan Medicine Emergency Management Operations is offering tips and suggestions to faculty and staff each week to help keep them safe in case of an emergency. The next installment focuses on helping neighbors and community members in need: Learn skills you need to help yourself and others until help can arrive. Take Until Help Arrives training. Check on your neighbors. Talk with your power company about utility safety. Keep an eye out for suspicious activity in your neighborhood. Remember: See something, say something. Review your department fire safety cards Talk to your neighboring unit about…