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2018/12/18 - Dragon Medical One (DMO) now available for dictation outside of EPIC

NOTE: DMO is only being offered on Department of Medicine computers for Department of Medicine users. UMMS is not supporting nor offering DMO for their devices at this time.

To: Dragon Medical One users ONLY:

Dragon Medical One can now be used to dictate into Windows applications like Outlook and Word using a locally installed version of DMO.  If you wish to try the local install of Dragon Medical One for dictating into Epic and apps like Outlook and Word, please enter a ticket and we will provide further instruction, information and assistance.

2018/11/15 - Important device settings for Halo users on Android Oreo

From Halo Communications: 

As a Halo Lead Admin, we want to make sure you are aware that a large majority of Halo users are now running Android Oreo 8.0, a newer version of the smartphone software that introduced more granular notification settings. We made some adjustments in the 18.6 release to account for some of these settings, which is available via the Google Play Store to all users. We also want to make sure that Halo Admins are aware of how these new Oreo settings can inadvertently affect Halo notifications.

Best Practices for Android Oreo (8.0) Notification Settings can be found in the Knowledge Base:

We suggest the following action items for any users who are experiencing issues while running Android Oreo.

  • Uninstall and reinstall the Halo app to ensure the update to Halo 18.6 (step-by-step instructions in the attached guide).
  • Review the notifications channel, battery optimization settings, background data usage and troubleshooting steps in the attached guide.

2018/11/15 - SOM Email Security Changes

The SOM Information Security Office would like to notify you of a few changes that will be made to our phishing protection tools on Monday November 19th

  1. New Phish Alert Button  (PAB) – Beginning on Monday, a new Phish Alert button will be added to the Outlook Ribbon menu.‌

    This button will replace the button at the top of the email message.  The functionality of the button is the same, however, with this new version, the button is more prominent and identifiable and also the functionality now extends to the Outlook Mobile app. You will find the mobile PAB by clicking the “More Options” button (…) and selecting the Phish Alert button.‌
  2. External Email Warning Banner – We will be changing how we use the yellow external email warning banner.  Starting on Monday, SOM email users who have completed the mandatory security awareness training and have passed the most recent simulated phishing tests will have the yellow banner removed.  

If there are any questions about these changes, please contact the SOM ISO at

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