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In sampling the differences between two biotech areas, Illinois and Maryland and their respective life science conferences, columnist Michael Rosen has come to a conclusion - when it comes to such conferences, the Midwest should think regionally, not state by state. With biotech stalwarts like...

Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says politics will matter in healthcare and healthcare information technology, especially with the trendlines favoring Democrats in 2008. Frist, a Republican from Tennessee who was the first physician to serve in the U.S. Senate in more than 60 years,...

Famed University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher James Thomson has accepted the position of director of regenerative biology at the Morgridge Institute for Research. The new facility will house the twin Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, the private Morgridge Institute for Research and the public Wisconsin...

Respondents to the 19th annual HIMSS Leadership Survey identified the potential for additional Medicare reimbursement cuts, managed care fee reductions, and patient satisfaction as the top business issues shaping 2008 technology investment decisions. Most believe that reductions in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement would directly affect...

A worldwide survey conducted by Gartner shows something CIOs already know - that their CEOs increasingly expect them to make a real difference in the enterprise. In this case, it means they must replace “generic IT” with solutions linked to business strategy. ...

An H-1B visa is given to temporarily fill a job, but what happens when that job is done? In this edition of Carlini's Comments, columnist James Carlini laments the impact of the H-1B program and wonders what the remaining presidential contenders would do to stop...

Tech-enabled telecommuting is a real option for working men and women, but columnist Melanie Holmes still wonders: Would she have the discipline to work from home? In this edition of Contemporary Working, Holmes opines on the lack of social interaction in telecommuting, the value of...

In announcing its financial results for the third quarter and nine-month periods that ended Sept. 30, 2007, the financially troubled Merge Healthcare said it would focus on cash preservation and the infusion of capital in the months ahead. ...

Life sciences venture capitalist Steve Burrill visited Madison last week for a lecture on the UW-Madison campus and advised local biotechnology executives to stop fretting about a lack of venture capital. Burrill, founder of the San Francisco-based Burrill & Co., said there is plenty of...