Author: WTN News

President Obama today named high-tech heavyweights Eric Schmidt of Google and Craig Mundie of Microsoft as technology advisers. The two will join academic scholars, researchers, and business leaders in the sciences as part of Obama's Science and Technology Advisory Council, the administration announced. "The council represents...

Electronic health records need a nudge from the government if the technology is to become widespread, the nation's new health information technology czar said on Thursday. "It is clear that this field has not advanced (enough) ...

I've been getting story pitches with subject lines like this one: "Swine Flu Outbreak Highlights Need for Supply Chain Resilience & Vulnerability Assessments." Opportunistic? Yes. But nonetheless important. IT plays an important role in just about everything these days, so its role in a major health story...

Gov. Jim Doyle recently signed the 2009 Wisconsin Act 2 into law. The legislation includes several provisions that significantly impact Wisconsin taxpayers. A significant change is how the law defines tangible personal property, which was intended to prospectively "reverse" the decision in Wisconsin Department of Revenue...

The Health Care Communication and Social Media community from Twitter has launched a Web site to aggregate information feeds from social, government and traditional media concerning the swine flu. HCSM is a Twitter conversation community that collaborates each week to discuss best practices from social media...

Following a more than one-year slide, information technology growth is starting to appear in small- to medium-sized businesses. According to the April CDW IT Monitor, more IT decision makers think they'll spend money in the next six months. While confidence remains flat, small businesses indicated...

A Nielsen Online report shows that despite social networking site Twitter's meteoric rise in popularity, the site is having trouble retaining its community of Twitterers. Data released from Nielsen Online, which analyzes online media and its audiences, shows the popular social networking site Twitter is struggling...

As the prospect of a flu pandemic grew more likely Wednesday -- the World Health Organization raised its threat alert to Level 5 -- data is pouring into federal health care agencies using systems that a decade ago did not even exist. As of Wednesday afternoon,...

Madison start-up Stemina Biomarker Discovery Inc. has launched its first commercial product, which uses human embryonic stem cells to screen drugs for their likelihood to cause birth defects. The launch comes shortly after President Barack Obama lifted restrictions on stem cell research, opening up opportunities...