Policies & Compliance

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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Complete your department’s emergency preparedness exercises this April

According to Joint Commission requirements, staff in freestanding buildings within the Hospitals and Health Centers (including clinics and office buildings) need to conduct one emergency preparedness exercise each fiscal year. UMHHC has designated the month of April as a reminder … Continue reading

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Reminder – Electronic cigarettes prohibited at UMHS

In accordance with the University’s smoke-free policy update in January 2013, the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited at all University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers as well as other UMHS buildings. The policy can be viewed here and … Continue reading

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Take Your Child To Work Day guidelines for April 24

“Take Your Child To Work Day” (also known as “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day”) is Thursday April 24, 2013. If your department plans to permit children to visit on “Take Your Child To Work Day”, please see … Continue reading

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UMHS policy on faxing protected health information

Unless your unit/department has established a more restrictive policy, protected health information (PHI) can be disclosed by fax, so long as you’re disclosing the information for a legitimate purpose (e.g. for continuity of the patients care, for billing, at the … Continue reading

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Remember to park your bicycle at a UMHS bike rack

With spring finally upon us, U-M Health System facilities would like to remind you of the U-M Health System’s Bicycle Parking Policy. UMHHC Policy 05-03-040 states that any bicycle parked or locked anywhere other than an authorized bicycle rack furnished … Continue reading

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Flu update – Masks off

As the number of influenza cases in our area drops, the need to require unvaccinated faculty, staff, trainees, volunteers and contractors to wear masks has waned. If you have been wearing a mask during face-to-face patient interactions because you were … Continue reading

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Control + Alt + Delete when you leave your seat

For most of us it is a natural habit to lock our home when we leave, or lock our vehicle when we go into a store, but we don’t always think about locking our workstations. Ensuring the security of the … Continue reading

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VPN- Creating a secure connection to the UMHS network from a remote location

A virtual private network (VPN) provides secure, encrypted communications between a network and a remote user or network over the internet. With a VPN, workforce members can access all UMHS IT resources, including the UMHS file servers, internal web pages, … Continue reading

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Keep our community safe – Use new employee entrance at Cancer Center

Beginning Monday, March 31, a new entrance and exit to the east side of University Hospital will be available to U-M Health System employees. All UMHS employees entering the Cancer Center are expected to use this new entrance rather than … Continue reading

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