Quality, Safety and Environment

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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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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Public invited to unload e-waste at annual event (April 26)

Safely dispose of old, broken or unwanted electronics at the free e-waste recycling event sponsored by the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Public Schools April 24-26. The Office of Campus Sustainability, which serves as the focal point for sustainable … Continue reading

Posted in: Announcements, Envsteward, Events for Faculty, Staff and Students, Public Events, Quality, Safety and Environment

Impact of the “Heartbleed” Bug and password advice to UMHS users

Recently, a security vulnerability was detected on some websites and servers using certain versions of OpenSSL software. This vulnerability is being referred to in the media as the “Heartbleed” bug and could reveal users’ sensitive or personal information. UMHS has … Continue reading

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Register now for Burn Injury Awareness Weekend (May 31 – June 1)

On May 31 and June 1, the Trauma Burn Center will help burn patients and their families connect with resources, information and one another, at a free workshop and awareness walk. All burn survivors 12 years and older, no matter … Continue reading

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U-M finishes fifth among Big Ten schools in RecycleMania

U-M finished the 2014 intercollegiate RecycleMania competition with a nearly 30 percent recycling rate, placing fifth in the Big Ten and 120th among the 256 schools participating in the eight-week recycling contest. This was the university’s ninth year participating in … 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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Public invited to unload e-waste at annual event

Safely dispose of old, broken or unwanted electronics at the free e-waste recycling event sponsored by the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Public Schools April 24-26. The Office of Campus Sustainability, which serves as the focal point for sustainable … Continue reading

Posted in: Announcements, Events for Faculty, Staff and Students, Public Events, Quality, Safety and Environment

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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