The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently recognized MetaStar as a Partner in Quality, indicating MetaStar supports practices in pursuit of true practice transformation. This recognition is based on clinical standards established to improve the measurable quality of health care provided
BioForward has named Laura Bray its new CEO, the Madison organization representing Wisconsin’s biotechnology companies announced Wednesday. Bray has served the past 10 years as executive director of Menomonee Valley Partners Inc., a public-private partnership advocating economic development and ecological restoration in Milwaukee’s Menomonee River Valley.
Exact Sciences Corp. announced today that the FDA has approved Cologuard, the company’s noninvasive, stool DNA colorectal cancer screening test. Cologuard, a DNA-based stool test, will be indicated for people ages 50 and older who are considered at average risk for colorectal cancer.
The test detects hemoglobin, a protein found in blood, and certain DNA mutations associated with colorectal cancer. Patients who test positive are advised to undergo a colonoscopy.
Nordic Consulting began a three-year sponsorship of the complimentary wireless Internet access provided by SupraNet at the Dane County Regional Airport.
The complimentary wi-fi replaces the previous system where travelers were required to purchase a daily, weekly, or monthly pass. The 3-Mbps service is suitable for checking email and Web browsing.
GE announced Tuesday it’s agreed to acquire API Healthcare, a Hartford, Wis.-based company that sells healthcare workforce management software to more than 1,600 hospitals and staffing agencies across the country. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Innovative biopharmaceutical companies and their corporate foundations are making significant contributions to U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through a broad range of local, state and national level programs and initiatives aimed at elementary through post-secondary education, according to a first-of-its-kind report by the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice.
Small and medium-sized businesses will have the opportunity to access specialized high-performance computing systems and services under a new program. The Milwaukee Institute, a non‐profit, public service organization, has received matching grants of $250,000 each from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and Mason Wells, a local private equity management firm, to fund the one-year program, a public‐private initiative that is the first of its kind in Wisconsin.
Compuware Corporation announced the top three mobile performance trends so far this holiday shopping season. This is based on its analysis of the mobile performance of top U.S. retailers between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday 2013. These trends reveal the critical importance of mobile performance during the holiday shopping season and the impact it can have on the business.
More than nine out of 10 U.S. companies are changing business models to meet customer demands, embrace and leverage disruptive technologies, and remain competitive in the global business landscape, according to a survey by KPMG.
They surveyed executives from more than 900 U.S.-based multinational companies found 93 percent of respondents indicating that their organizations are changing business models.
SupraNet Communications, Inc. is excited to offer passengers at the Dane County Regional Airport complimentary wireless Internet for the holiday season.
Replacing the previous system where travelers were required to purchase a daily, weekly or monthly Internet pass, the new approach allows the more than 1.6 million annual travelers to enjoy complimentary 3 Mbps wireless service; suitable for checking email and Web browsing.
Symphony Corporation, a Madison, WI-based healthcare information technology company, today announced the acquisition of SymphonyCare, its population health and care management solution, by MEDSEEK, the provider of a comprehensive software platform to help hospitals and health systems influence patient behavior.
Driven by the hospital industry demand to improve the patient experience and increase patient engagement, Wellbe, Inc. has raised $1.4 million in Series A funding to support further development and expansion of its web-based software.
The Milwaukee Institute, Inc. (MI) announced recently that it is investing $500,000 to double the capacity of its high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure in Wisconsin. The expansion will enable users who require modeling, visualization and simulations as part of their research or product development to run more complex models in less time.
Telephone and Data Systems, parent company to Madison-based TDS Telecommunications Corp., announced the acquisition of MSN Communications, Inc., headquartered in Englewood, Colo., for a purchase price of $40 million. MSN Communications generated annual revenues of $99 million in 2012 with a team of 104 employees and will be part of TDS’ Hosted & Managed Services subsidiary.
The 15th annual Business Best Practices & Emerging Technologies Conference, hosted by the UW E-Business Consortium (UWEBC) on Oct. 1 at the Monona Terrace in Madison, was attended by more than 600 executives and senior managers from leading Wisconsin companies.The conference featured a plenary keynote address by Thomas Kalinske, renowned business leader and University of Wisconsin alumnus; presentations by 25 thought leaders and experts; and a closing keynote by Daniel Burrus, technology futurist and business strategist.
HIMSS Analytics has released a new report on the barriers, challenges, and opportunities of healthcare information exchange (HIE). The report, sponsored by ASG, examines the current state of information exchange among U.S. hospitals and explores the opportunities for improving the collection and exchange of patient data.
General Dynamics, DRS Technologies and others will discuss their needs this week at the Resource Rendezvous, an event organized to help state companies increase their chances of winning federal grants and research agreements with defense contractors.
Seventeen companies from the Upper Midwest also have been selected to pitch their science and technology-based products at the event, which will be held on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus on Thursday.