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Plan ahead and expect delays: Upcoming road closures

April 4, 2017

Please be advised that two special events will cause road closures around Ann Arbor later this week.From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, the following roads are expected to be closed for Take Back the Night:Thompson from Madison to WilliamWilliam from Thompson to South Fourth Ave.South Fourth Ave. from William to East LibertyEast Liberty from South Fourth Ave. to South State St.South State St. from Liberty to the Michigan UnionFrom 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7, the following roads are expected to be closed for the Fool Moon event:West Washington from South Main St.…

Medical equipment inventory to begin April 10

April 4, 2017

Next week, Clinical Engineering will begin conducting an inventory of all medical equipment at Michigan Medicine with the assistance of an outside vendor, Asset Services, Inc. This project includes the entire hospital campus and off-site locations. The inventory will satisfy Joint Commission requirements, help plan preventative maintenance and allow for accurate equipment replacement plans. Here’s what you need to know:Representatives from Asset Services will be on-site beginning Monday, April 10 and are expected to complete the inventory by the end of June. The inventory specialists will be wearing navy blue scrubs with their company logo and will also wear red vendor badges. When specialists arrive…

Prenatal nutrition, fiber highlight Healthy Eating Tips of the Month

April 3, 2017

Are you pregnant? Do you want to make sure you are making the safest choices during pregnancy? Are you wondering how to optimize nutrition for both you and your baby? If so, there are free materials available in the UH Cafeteria on the topics of prenatal nutrition. Additionally, there is an educational display in the Comprehensive Cancer Center covering the topic of fiber and cancer. In the UH Cafeteria, you can find handouts covering: Prenatal nutrition Management of food cravings, food aversions, and morning sickness Food safety during pregnancy Alcohol and pregnancy When you visit this display, you can also…

From AIDS to Zika: Event focuses on contagious crises

April 3, 2017

Major figures in the never-ending fight against dangerous infections will gather at U-M on Friday, April 7, for an afternoon-long exploration of how microbes spread regionally, nationally and globally — and what can be done to prevent, slow or stop them. Entitled “Pandemic! Contagious Crises from AIDS to Zika,” the day will begin and end with major lectures, bookending an expert panel discussion that will draw on current events and historical context. Free and open to the public with non-reserved seating, events begin at 1 p.m. in the Kahn Auditorium of the Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building. A live-streamed video feed…

Accessing applications from outside network to be easier, more convenient

April 3, 2017

Health Information Technology & Services, or HITS, is pleased to announce that there will be a simpler, more convenient way for many users to access hosted applications, such as MiChart, from outside the Michigan Medicine network. The changes take effect on Tuesday, April 4. What’s new? Employees accessing MiChart from non-CoreImage, or personally owned devices, outside of the Michigan Medicine network can now either: Download the new Citrix Receiver. In conjunction with Two-Factor Authentication (Duo), using the Citrix Receiver will allow you to securely connect to the Michigan Medicine network without using a browser or Virtual Private Network (VPN).  For…

When to refer a patient to a financial counselor

April 3, 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…

Workshop: Creating the ideal work culture

March 31, 2017

Would you like to reinvent your work culture and create greater employee engagement? Get the tools you need to create a thriving work team where health and well-being contribute to success. In this interactive session, you will identify the role you play in creating an environment where others want to join in. A positive workplace culture addresses more than physical well-being. It supports the emotional, mental, social and occupational dimensions of well-being.Through dialog and self-reflection, you will begin to define your desired workplace culture and identify what you need to do next to make it a reality.Attend the workshop to: Increase your team’s…

Radiation dosimeters due

March 31, 2017

Monthly and quarterly radiation dosimeters (“badges”) are due for exchange at the beginning of the month — on or around Saturday, April 1. Please return your March (or first quarter) dosimetry…

Help Michigan Medicine team capture STAT Madness title

March 31, 2017

A team of Michigan Medicine scientists and physicians has a shot at a national title — and you can help them win by voting in the final round of STAT Madness,…