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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


UHS to go
paperless to
help transfer
patient data
New system was required to repeat tertain
tests suth as blood samples or
to improve X-rays. The transition to the new
digital system - expected to be
communication completed in August 2012 will
make all UHS test results and
with UMHS other clinical information avail-
able electronically to authried
By MICHELE NAROV University of Michigan Healthy
Daily Staff Reporter System staff.
Currently, UHTSopraes
Sitting in the basement of mostly with paper records, wite
University Health Services are the hospital uses electronic
about 100,000 paper records records. Robert Winfield, the
on patient viit , +-o ness au r,_ +'--71a,+1 44-

Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese activist, delivered the Wallenberg Lecture at Rackham Auditorium last night while Skyping from Burma
Nobel Peace Prize winer SuU
Kyi receives Wallenberg e

Burmese activist
Aung San Suu Kyi
accepted award
via Skype
For the Daily
Despite being halfway around
the world, a Nobel Prize winner
personally accepted an award
from the University last night.

Aung San Suu Kyi - a Bur-
mese nonviolence activist and
1991 recipient of the Nobel Peace
Prize - accepted the Raoul
Wallenberg Medal for humani-
tarianism via telecommunica-
tion and Skype. More than 500
people watched her accept the
award in Rackham Auditorium.
Suu Kyi, who currently heads
the National League for Democ-
racy in Burma, recorded a
30-minute lecture acceptingthe
award in which she spoke about
her experience as a humanitar-

"(Democracy) is not an end in
itself but the means to achieve a
particular kind of society," Suu
Kyi said in her recorded lecture.
"... The people of Burma have
made democracy their cause
because they want the freedom
to be able to help themselves."
The Wallenberg Medal is
awarded to humanitarians
whose actions on behalf of per-
secuted people represent the
efforts of Raoul Wallenberg, a
University alum who saved an

estimated 100,000 people from
Nazi execution during World
War II. Other recipients of the
medal include the-Dalai Lama,
Holocaust survivor and author
Elie Wiesel and Archbishop
Desmond Tutu. Suu Kyi is the
21st recipient of the medal.
Suu Kyi closed her lecture by
paying tribute to Wallenberg.
"To deny freedom means to
deny life," Suu Kyi said. "That is,
those who love life cry out: 'Give
me freedom or give me death."'

medical histories. But this num-
ber won't be growing anytime
soon, as UHS is in the process of
going paperless.
UHS recently began phasing
in an electronic health record
keepingsystem, to record patient
information. The new system,
which went live about a month
ago and will be fully implement-
ed in one year, is part of an effort
to remedy current communica-
tion problems with the Univer-
sity Hospital.
With the former paper sys-
tem, if a patient was tested at
UHS and then referred to the
University Hospital, the patient

nas caused commuicaton prob-
"For as long as I've been here,
we have struggled wit a way Ito
share lab reports;.isit e_6riir
extra reports without just copy-
ing them and putting them into
the patient's hand and saying,
'Please take these with you,"'
Winfield said.
Though the use of faxes to
exchange reports has helped,
documents sent by faxes are
often received by the clinic and
never actually make it into the
See UHS, Page 3A

GSRA group against union
asks assembly for support



A r
tants -

ISA to vote on a resolution that will come
before MSA next week concern-
RA resolution ing the support of GSRA union-
next week GSRA Stephen Raiman told
the assembly that unionization
By CLAIRE HALL doesn't make sense for GSRAs.
Daily StaffReporter He explained that while gradu-
ate student instructors receive a
epresentative from Stu- stipend to teach while they com-
Against GSRA Union- plete their theses, GSRAs don't
- a group of about 400 generally get compensated for
ate student research assis- the same research they conduct
- presented a case against to earn their degrees because

their research and educational
roles are indistinct from one
GSRA unionization, which
is supported by the Gradu-
ate Employees Organization,
is opposed by the Michigan
Employment Relations Com-
mission, which upheld a 1981
ruling in August that said
GSRAs are students before staff
Still, GEO wants to sponsor
a poll to see how many GSRAs
See GSRA, Page 3A

Students develop new discount
card for use at local businesses

LSA freshman Connie Qi makes a mask at a Halloween event hosted by the Lloyd Hall Scholars in Couzens Hall yesterday.
ITS prepares to launch new mobile app
to access CTools resources, assignments

offers savings at 34
restaurants, stores
Daily StaffReporter
A student goes to purchase
two six-inch Subway subs and
while paying flashes a shiny,
black, metallic card - signaling

his exclusive membership in a
club that provides discounts on
everything from haircuts, to
ice cream, to hookahs.
It's not the coveted Ameri-
can Express black card, but
that's what it's designed to look
like. It's Ann Arbor's newest
discount card called Legends-
Card that was developed by
four University students. And
while it won't give you access
to thousands of dollars, it will

make one of those two six-inch
Subway subs free.
With about 200 cards cur-
rently in circulation, Legends-
Card is looking to be the next
big thing on campus.
"It's a discount card, but we
like to think of it more of like
a student lifestyle card because
it has everything a student
would need on campus," said
LSA junior Jonathan Kaufman,
See CARD, Page 3A

Michigan app to
be launched in
next few months
For the Daily
Students will no longer be able
to blame their missing home-
work assignments on a lack of
computer access.

The University's Information
and Technology Services and a
student programming team have
developed a Mobile CTools appli-
cation to give students on the go
access to academic resources .
The app, designed for Android
and iOS devices, will be launched
in the next few months after ITS
finishes producing the design
After receiving a design pro-
totype of Mobile CTools from

MSuite Student Collaborative
- a team of computer science
and University computer engi-
neering students - ITS began
to incorporate the app into the
forthcoming Michigan app,
which will include information
about bus routes, menus for cam-
pus dining facilities and course
Rackham student Apoorva
Bansal helped develop the app
See CTOOLS, Page 3A

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