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Campuswide lectures and events return in-person this MLK Day

January 16th, 2023

For the first time in three years, the University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine will host numerous in-person lectures and events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All the events are designed to improve belonging within the organization, a crucial element to employee and patient well-being and a U-M Health strategic priority. Click through to learn how you can honor Dr. King's legacy on this important day!

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New year, new Microsoft 365 features!

January 13th, 2023

Health Information Technology & Services is pleased to announce new features and capabilities within Michigan Medicine's Microsoft 365 environment designed to make your work experience even better and more productive. Click through for details!

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Data analysts test their mettle in competition to benefit Mott Patient Technology

January 12th, 2023

Recently, a Michigan Medicine community of practice sponsored a contest for data analysts. The goal was to create dashboards that would help Mott’s Patient Technology Department better serve patients and families. Click through to learn more about the contest and how data analysis is helping enhance the patient experience across the organization!

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Problem-solving in pathology produces results for patients and employees

January 11th, 2023

All issues brought to the Practicing Healthcare Improvement class are related to U-M Health’s BASE strategic priorities, which creates problem-solving opportunities that contribute to organizational success. Emily Schwedler, an administrative manager in pathology, was able to solve a long-running issue in her department thanks to her participation in the course. Click through to see how she found success and learn how the innovative class may benefit you and your colleagues!

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Using inclusive language: A handy guide to discussing weight and body perceptions

January 10th, 2023

When using the written or spoken word, language is essential when it comes to creating an inclusive and equitable environment. With that in mind, the Department of Communication and its partners have created a handy guide to make sure your language does not intentionally or unintentionally create an unwelcoming atmosphere at Michigan Medicine. With many new year's resolutions focused on weight and body perceptions, click through to learn how you can better communicate about these important topics.

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Creating special moments for patients during the holidays

January 9th, 2023

U-M Health’s Trauma Burn Center is considered one of the best in the country. Each year, the center treats more than 1,400 patients with severe injuries. On top of clinical success, community partners affiliated with the center bolster these efforts by improving the experience for patients both during and after they have been in the team’s care. Click through for a look back at special holiday events benefiting those served by the Trauma Burn Center!

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What connections keep your unit running?

January 6th, 2023

In support of the organization’s mission and goal of ransomware readiness, Information Assurance is partnering with business units to create a transparent and comprehensive inventory of Digital Critical Assets. Click through to learn how you can help carry out this important initiative!

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Peek inside a bank full of priceless gifts

January 5th, 2023

Deep inside University Hospital lies a gleaming new bank, devoted to handling priceless treasure and storing it safely. But this bank is no ordinary savings and loan, or credit union. This is the Michigan Medicine Blood Bank, which recently opened in a brand-new facility that took six years to plan. Click through for more on the bank, which is staffed by remarkable team members who have stepped up time and again amid external challenges over the past few years!

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Academy helps innovators advance cardiovascular care

January 4th, 2023

The Aikens Innovation Academy, offered by Fast Forward Medical Innovation in partnership with the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, is designed to create, nurture and support a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship through education and mentorship. Click through to learn how this unique program is helping team members turn ideas into marketable products and processes to advance cardiovascular care!

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