Author: WTN News

On Friday, April 17, 2009, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued guidance specifying the technologies and methodologies that render protected health information unusable, unreadable, or indecipherable to unauthorized individuals, as required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health...

After hearing rumors that the marketing and communications department that she worked in at the EMD Chemicals Inc. facility in Madison would be relocated to New Jersey, Karren Jeske noticed a job posting made by one of her connections on LinkedIn. Jeske applied for the...

Virtual worlds for children and teenagers — Web sites like Neopets, Club Penguin and Habbo — are a big business. On these sites, children create an avatar and, with it, explore an imaginary universe. They can play games, chat and decorate virtual rooms or other...

With the Medicare and Medicaid incentives for health information technology use announced, almost 70 percent of United States hospitals are only two steps away or less from having the health IT applications necessary to deliver EMRs, according to the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) from Chicago-based...

Consulting firm BearingPoint may have filed for Chapter 11 protection, but its CIO has a plan for making sure his top workers don’t flee. In good times, retaining top IT talent is a top priority for CIOs. Now, in the recession, many IT leaders are...

The number, scale and sophistication of data breaches fueled by hackers last year is rekindling the debate over the efficacy of the credit card industry's security standards for safeguarding customer data. All merchants that handle credit and debit card data are required to show that they...

City Dictionary, a Madison Web site that provides a user-guided tour of individual cities' colloquialisms, won the top prize today at the G. Stephen Burrill Business Plan Competition. A record 18 business plans were presented by 30 student entrepreneurs at the 11th annual contest, held...

Prodesse Inc. has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell ProGastro Cd, a diagnostic tool used to detect toxic strains of the bacterial infection colostridium difficile, or c. difficile, a source of 500,000 U.S. infections anually. This tool can produce a...

While extra employer scrutiny could slow your employment search, job seekers and many employed workers might want to take steps to avoid the fate of employees whose companies went under and lost both jobs and retirement savings when their companies unraveled, writes James E. Challenger....