Computing & Technology

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

The most common method of sharing copyrighted material is through the use of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technology.  P2P technology is based on the idea that each computer running P2P software both receives files and allows others to access these files from … Continue reading

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Tax return fraud: Five at UMHS affected; how to protect yourself

The UMHS Compliance Office recently was made aware of reports of fraudulent tax return filings involving six U-M employees, five of whom are from UMHS. These tax filing went unknown until the employee received IRS notice that a tax return … Continue reading

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University-wide review of identity and access management systems will lead to multi-year plan

Having access to needed resources is key to the collaboration of faculty, clinicians, staff, and students. The University of Michigan is in its first phase of reviewing how it manages identity and roles, secures data, and ensures compliance. The commitment … Continue reading

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Information security incidents- What are they and how do I report them?

An information security incident is any attempt, successful or not, to access, disclose, modify or destroy information on a computer system without appropriate authorization. Examples include: • Unauthorized use or access to data containing PHI or other sensitive information (e.g., … Continue reading

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ITS issues warning and tips about the Heartbleed Bug

Information and Technology Services has compiled information about the Heartbleed Bug, which affects Web sites and servers using certain versions of OpenSSL software. Most U-M owned servers and websites are now protected from Heartbleed, and there is no evidence that … Continue reading

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ICD-10 Delayed until 2015

On Tuesday April 1 President Obama signed into law a bill that requires the federal government to delay the adoption of ICD-10-CM/PCS for at least one year. The bill, H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, creates a … Continue reading

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Award-winning mobile app is “flashcards on steroids” – An effective tool for reviewing histology

The SecondLook™ Histology mobile application for the iPad is a study aid that provides a series of histology slides for users to self-test their level of knowledge and ability to recognize histological structures. Since its release by the iTunes Store, … Continue reading

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Google Chrome is coming soon to a CoreImage workstation near you

Starting mid-April, MCIT will begin deploying Google Chrome out to all Windows 7 UMHS CoreImage workstations. Google Chrome will become a supplemental browser to Internet Explorer (IE). IE 8 continues to be the standard browser for CoreImage computers and the … Continue reading

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Microsoft is ending support of Windows XP- Upgrade by April 8

After April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates and patches for its Windows XP operating system (see Microsoft: Support for XP is ending soon). If you are still running Windows XP, please upgrade your operating system before … Continue reading

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Service Excellence Newsletter Project Spotlight – Getting to Know MiChart

The next phase of the MiChart go-live is scheduled for June 2014. This spotlight offers more useful details from our MiChart experts along with information on how Service Excellence might assist you in this effort. What is MiChart? MiChart is … Continue reading

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