information technology Archives
Nov. 2, 2017—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.
May. 15, 2017—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 and restricts users’ access to files on...
Dec. 8, 2016—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.
Jul. 14, 2016—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 email: Hello, We assessed the 2016...
Apr. 13, 2016—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.
Sep. 14, 2015—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.
Oct. 23, 2014—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. Stories about Evans and all the others will appear in...
Apr. 30, 2014—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.
Mar. 5, 2014—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.