The University of Michigan and the HOA recognize the increasing need for information technology in the provision of patient care. Additionally, in the setting of changing duty hour requirements, both parties appreciate the importance of accessing IT resources outside the hospital. To this end, the Employer is committed to assuring appropriate internal and external access to and training for all necessary IT resources including, but not limited to the hardware, software, clinical information systems, pagers (and/or other appropriate communication device), E-mail and other applications and networking capabilities necessary to perform House Officer responsibilities. The LMC will be one mechanism by which technology issues will be addressed on an on-going basis.