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Stay safe by using marked crosswalks

July 15, 2016

While all of us are tasked with keeping our patients as safe as possible, please keep your own safety in mind when walking to and from UMHS parking lots. New flashing overhead lights have been installed at the crosswalk on Fuller Rd., near Mitchell Field, in order to provide pedestrians and drivers alike with an extra level of security. Here’s what you need to know: If you park in parking lots M75 and NC78, use the marked crosswalk and push the button to activate the flashing lights and beacons. Do not cross the street at any point other than the…

Pikachu and privacy: Policy reminder

July 14, 2016

There’s a lot of upside to the Pokemon Go experience, but it’s also leading to a social media phenomenon that serves as a teachable moment for health care employees. The phenomenon is the Pokemon Go screenshot.If you’ve played Pokemon Go, you’ve likely taken a screenshot of a Pokemon staring back at you from the sidewalk, hiding in the bushes or flying in the air. And if you haven’t played Pokemon, you’ve likely seen screenshots just like this on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.Since the Pokemon is the star of the photo, it’s easy to forget about everything else around it. This…

Reminder: Westbound Maiden Lane closed

July 13, 2016

Please be advised that the westbound portion of Maiden Lane (between Maiden Lane Ct. and Island Dr.) is currently closed while undergoing reconstruction and will not re-open until Monday. Eastbound traffic will be maintained during this time. Here is what you should expect: Westbound traffic is detoured around the construction work zone/closure area using Fuller Rd., Glen Ave., East Huron St., North Division St., and Broadway St. Island Drive traffic is directed to use Island Drive Court and Nielsen Court. Local traffic access to residences and places of business along Maiden Lane will be maintained in both directions west of the…

Tips and resources to practice safe summer drinking

July 13, 2016

With the summer in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for picnics, barbecues and other summer activities. This may include having an alcoholic beverage or two. If you plan on…

Update on removal of Novell from workstations

July 13, 2016

Please be aware of a recent change to accessing Novell shared drives. With the upgrade of our shared file system from Novell to NAS, a new blue N icon replaces the…

Registration open for Sports Medicine and Fall Update course

July 12, 2016

The Department of Family Medicine, in partnership with the UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative, is pleased to announce the upcoming course on Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Physician and Fall Update in Family Medicine from Oct. 19-21. Registration is now open with early-bird discounts available. The course offers health professionals the opportunity to learn from top-ranked speakers and physicians in both family and sports medicine, while gaining knowledge and skills that can be readily incorporated into practice. Attendees have the flexibility to register for individual days to attend either the Sports Medicine or Family Medicine tracks, or they can register for both…

Westbound Maiden Lane to close

July 12, 2016

Please be advised that a portion of Maiden Lane (between Maiden Lane Ct. and Island Dr.) will undergo reconstruction beginning Wednesday. The westbound lane of Maiden Lane is scheduled to be closed to traffic and is scheduled to re-open at the end of the day on Monday. Eastbound traffic will be maintained during this time.Here is what you should expect:Westbound traffic will be detoured around the construction work zone/closure area using Fuller Road, Glen Avenue, East Huron Street, North Division Street, and Broadway Street.Island Drive traffic will be directed to use Island Drive Court and Nielsen Court. Local traffic access to residences and…

Don’t look now, but visuals aid hand hygiene

July 12, 2016

You often hear about the importance of washing your hands.  Now it’s easy to see…

When to Refer Patients to a Financial Counselor

July 11, 2016

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). You can email a PFC at PFC-counselors@med.umich.edu or call a counselor at 734-232-2621 (local) or 877-326-9155 (toll free). Due to an expanded patient right under HIPAA, healthcare 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…