MiServer is a virtual server environment managed by ITS. Choose either a Core Server, where you are the system administrator and install all software, or a Managed Server, which allows you to focus on managing applications instead of the operating system. Both options free you from managing physical servers and offer flexibility to select the right options for your campus computing needs.
MiServer is a UM-hosted service maintained on the Ann Arbor campus.
MiServer includes the safeguards required by HIPAA. Accordingly, you may use it to maintain Protected Health Information. Complying with HIPAA's requirements is a shared responsibility. Users sharing and storing PHI in MiServer are responsible for complying with HIPAA safeguards, including:
- Using and disclosing only the minimum necessary PHI for the intended purpose.
- Obtaining all required authorizations for using and disclosing PHI.
- Ensuring that PHI is seen only by those who are authorized to see it.
- Following any additional steps required by your unit to comply with HIPAA.
Social Security numbers should only be used where required by law or where they are essential for university business processes. If you must use or store SSNs, use institutional resources designed to house this data, such as the Data Warehouse. IA can help you explore appropriate storage locations or work with you to appropriately encrypt the data if those storage options will not work for you. (Contact IA via the ITS Service Center.)