Author: WTN News

Rachel Dooley quit her high-paying job as an attorney a month ago to launch a jewelry business, and her friends think she is crazy. Her friends may be right, according to statistics showing that small and entrepreneurial businesses are suffering at record rates in the recession....

The Chicago-based Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) has updated a roadmap for expansion of its certification activities while at the same time emphasizing the importance of flexibility and responsiveness as the impacts of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act emerge. ...

Rich Barton, the guy who started Expedia and Zillow, a couple years ago told me that "everything that can be rated, will be rated." But it seems that doctors are determined to fight the trend -- even though patients increasingly want that kind of information about...

It's that time of year again, when domestic and overseas companies race to file applications by April 1 for H-1B visas. There are 85,000 visas available for overseas workers each year, and these are randomly selected by the U.S. government. This year, as in the...

State scientists look forward to more U.S. research funds
Little more than 10 years after University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher James Thomson first isolated and cultured human embryonic stem cells, President Barack Obama is poised Monday to reverse Bush-era restrictions on federal funding in a field...

The mounting annual trillion-dollar risk to businesses from corporate information loss and consumer data leakage gains perspective through the comparable magnitude of the federal stimulus package. The costs, liabilities and risks of lost, stolen, inappropriately accessed and improperly disposed information are astronomical and growing. ...

Promega Corporation, a provider of DNA and RNA Analysis, will plant a tree for each GoTaq Hot Start product purchased through May 31st. This green initiative is designed to compliment the mission of life scientists around the world - to improve the lives of others...

President Obama is planning to sign an executive order on Monday rolling back restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research, according to sources close to the issue. Although the exact wording of the order has not been revealed, the White House plans an...

Based on his track record, Vivek Kundra, the U.S. government's new CIO, is sure to push Web 2.0 tools to increase transparency. But what does that really mean? One idea: Requiring mortgages to have XBRL tags that describe them, so we could search and analyze...

Janet Marchibroda, chief executive officer of the eHealth Initiative, will leave the organization she has led since its founding to become chief healthcare officer at IBM. Marchibroda was recognized in 2005 as one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine and in...