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The speaker of the state Assembly is reconstituting a panel that oversees lucrative state information technology work, after being criticized for keeping the posts vacant while expensive projects moved forward. Speaker Mike Sheridan on Wednesday appointed Democratic Reps. Gary Sherman of Port Wing, Marlin Schneider of...

The University of Wisconsin, Madison, is one of the country's leading centers of public biopharmaceutical research, and the campus has spawned dozens of spinout companies based on University research. Given the right conditions that growth could, over the next five years, support the emergence...

Bridge Community Health Clinic in Wausau, Wis., plans to automate both the clinical and business sides of its clinic with practice management technology rolled out in July and an electronic medical records system slated to go live by the end of the year. Clinic...

The American Health Information Management Association Foundation has landed a one-year, $1.2 million grant from the Office of the National Coordinator to continue the State-level Health Information Exchange (SL-HIE) Consensus Project. The project calls for the foundation – the philanthropic and charitable arm of AHIMA –...

With the acquisition of Confirma, Inc. complete, Merge Healthcare has enhanced its medical imaging capabilities in MRI computer-aided detection (CAD) applications. As part of the transaction Merge issued approximately 5.4 million shares of Merge Healthcare Common Stock. In addition, Merge will spend about $2 million...

The University of Wisconsin System plans to spend $81.4 million to implement a more efficient payroll and benefits computer system, with the majority going to outside consultants, officials said Wednesday. UW System President Kevin Reilly gave lawmakers the price tag and a projected completion date of...

TeraMedica Healthcare Technology will be partnering with Logicalis to provide image management solutions that help healthcare providers make the move to Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) and leverage the funding that is coming through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)....

The world's top hotel companies have collectively invested tens of millions of dollars to implement their own customized reservation systems—considered the heart of their operations. Each hotelier views the capabilities of these systems as providing them with some competitive advantage over how they calculate rates...

IT disaster recovery spending is never an easy sell, but a troubled economy has made the pitch even harder, forcing many companies to look for ways to trim back disaster recovery services without adding undue risk, according to leading providers of DR services. CIOs and IT...