Information Technology

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUIT offers tips on using Microsoft’s EOP to quarantine spam

    To protect Vanderbilt’s email systems, all incoming emails are processed through Microsoft’s Exchange Online Protection (EOP) engine. This service includes a quarantine that captures emails that Microsoft determines to be spam and holds the suspected spam for 15 days before purging. Read More

    Sep. 16, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    New VU Identity system is live; replaces AccessVU

    Vanderbilt University's new identity system, VU Identity, went live today. The tool replaces the previous system, AccessVU, which is now a VUMC toolset. Read More

    Jun. 25, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Register for Friday’s SkyVU community update webinar

    SkyVU hosts a community update webinar at 1 p.m. Friday with John Lutz, vice chancellor for information technology. Read More

    Feb. 22, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    EpicLeap Go Live update

    After two years of planning and preparation through EpicLeap, thousands of individuals from across all areas of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) came together overnight to “Go Live” and launch eStar, the new computer system that will support the health system’s electronic health records, workflows for inpatient and outpatient care delivery, test ordering, billing and other hospital and clinic operations. Along the way, EpicLeap has already involved 18,000 employees who work in the Medical Center’s health system. Read More

    Nov. 2, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Protect yourself from phishing attacks

    With the advent of the new fiscal year, Vanderbilt IT is beginning to detect an increased amount of phishing activity targeted toward university employees. Review best practices now to protect yourself. Read More

    Jun. 29, 2017

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    Cybersecurity Alert-Ransomware Attack

    (iStock image) Last Friday, a global “ransomware” cyberattack was launched that has now reached computers in 150 countries, including the U.S. The cyberattack continues to present an ongoing threat for computers and systems that have not yet been protected. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer… Read More

    May. 15, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Transition Management Office launches TechShare series focused on IT post-split changes

    The Transition Management Office has launched a new series of roadshows featuring subject-matter experts who offer deeper dives into upcoming changes to Vanderbilt's IT systems and infrastructure. Read More

    Dec. 8, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    SkyVU Town Hall is Oct. 25

    Come to the SkyVU Town Hall at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Student Life Center’s Board of Trust Room. The first 50 attendees will receive a SkyVU giveaway. Read More

    Oct. 20, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Phishers target Medical Center employees via fake salary increase emails

    VUMC IT Security Operations has detected a targeted attack against VUMC users. Phishers continue to target Medical Center employees with information pertaining to salary increases. Subject lines of these emails usually include verbiage resembling “Payroll Increase,” “Salary Documents,” or “Your New Paycheck.” Below is an example of a fraudulent… Read More

    Jul. 14, 2016

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    Temporary hold begins Friday on IT systems changes

    As the date nears for Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to transition to separate legal and financial entities, institutional leaders are requesting that all university and Medical Center departments place a moratorium on systems changes within the information technology environment surrounding the period of legal close. Read More

    Apr. 13, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUIT, Division of Administration give updates on VU-VUMC transition

    University department heads who gathered for a meeting Sept. 10 received progress reports from the leaders of Information Technology and the Division of Administration about the ongoing effort to transition the university and Vanderbilt University Medical Center into separate legal and financial entities. Read More

    Sep. 14, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Evans’ health care IT efforts recognized

    Nancy Evans Nancy Evans, chief information officer, VUMC Hospitals and Clinics, is among an inaugural group of five women selected for Health Data Management magazine’s new Women in Healthcare IT “recognition program.” The magazine’s editors selected five honorees based on a review of nominations solicited from readers. Read More

    Oct. 23, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUIT recommends strategies to address Internet Explorer issues

    VUIT has issued a recommendation to avoid using the Internet Explorer Web browser for now due to some recently identified vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to install malicious software on a user’s machine. Read More

    Apr. 30, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUIT launches Tech Hub pilot for walk-up support

    Vanderbilt IT is piloting a new service called the Tech Hub, modeled after Apple’s Genius Bar, designed to provide walk-up tech support for Vanderbilt students, staff and faculty. Read More

    Apr. 28, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Concur opens Tuesday for most employee reimbursements

    Concur, the online expense system, opens Tuesday for most types of employee reimbursements. The expense system will be disabled on Monday, but travel arrangements may still be made. Read More

    Mar. 5, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Concur open for most employee reimbursements on March 11

    The new expense reporting system, Concur, will accept most employee reimbursements as of March 11. Read More

    Feb. 26, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Concur no longer just for travel expenses

    Later this winter, employees will be able to use Concur for any type of employee reimbursement for business-related expenses, not just travel. Read More

    Jan. 31, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Two promoted in Division of Finance

    Two members of the Division of Finance leadership team have been promoted, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Brett Sweet has announced. Read More

    Jan. 24, 2014

  • New IT platform for medical learning management debuts

    New IT platform for medical learning management debuts

    Recent sweeping changes to undergraduate medical education at Vanderbilt are intended to produce physicians who are better attuned to teamwork and more accustomed to leading teams to improve clinical outcomes, quality and patient safety. Read More

    Jan. 23, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Beware of malware/ransomware CryptoLocker

    (iStockphoto) What is CryptoLocker, and what does it do? CryptoLocker is a Trojan, often disguised as a PDF file, and is typically propagated via email attachment. CryptoLocker encrypts the user’s data on the system and network shares to which the user has access. Do antivirus programs offer protection against CryptoLocker?… Read More

    Nov. 4, 2013