Author: WTN News

Some of the most common - and most devastating - IT failures come as a result of failed enterprise resource planning (ERP) initiatives. These cases, illustrated in a slideshow, explain some of the problems these big projects face. Examples include a problem at Hershey's that...

The hackers who reportedly planted malware on key parts of the U.S. electrical grid, perhaps with the intent to cripple the country's power infrastructure, most likely gained access like any other cybercriminal -- by exploiting a bug in software such as Windows or Office, a...

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital launched a new electronic personal health record, myNYP.org, which gives its patients free access to their medical information. The record uses Microsoft’s HealthVault and Amalga technologies to offer patients the ability to select and store personal medical information generated during their doctor and...

MedRed LLC has developed a technology that will bring emergency responders medical information at the point of care in "real time and on the go," the company announced this week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference. EFR MedCom partners with the National...

IBM and InSite today announced a $15 million deal to that will help hospitals, doctors and pharmaceutical companies to use a cloud computing based medical imaging database system. This service will support new ways to use cloud computing to manage anticipated increases in medical...

The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel is "working triple time" on preparing to help providers and vendors apply the stimulus package requirements, according to its chairman. HITSP plans to accomplish everything on its slate for 2009, he said, but will focus over the next 90...

In October, when Wall Street was already wallowing in the financial crisis, many in the technology industry still thought they might be insulated from the worst of it. Sequoia Capital, the venture capital firm that backed Google, Yahoo and YouTube, scared them straight when it...

With the recession taking its toll on the bottom lines of many businesses, attorneys who engage in electronic discovery are looking to cut costs for clients. The first place to start, according to several lawyers, is scaling back the amount of information that is searched...

New figures out from outplacement stalwart Challenger, Gray & Christmas show that technology layoff rates haven't been this high since 2002. That's the bad news. The good news is that the overall layoff numbers on a quarter-by-quarter basis (and in overall total) are not as...

Scripps Health, a hospital system in San Diego, has gone live with the newest version of GE Healthcare's Centricity Enterprise, GE announced. The integrated clinical, financial and administrative product offers computerized physician order entry, clinical decision support and expert rules, and documents all aspects of...