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With more healthcare costs shifting to employees, healthcare organizations are looking for ways to help their patients better understand their bills. It is the premise behind Health Payment Systems, a new Milwaukee-area company that has announced a contract with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. ...

Although the IPOs of Midwest life-science companies (such as TomoTherapy) do not yet position them as large-cap companies, the large amount of funding they received is encouraging for the Midwest, according to columnist Michael Rosen. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen says the...

Another reprieve for Merge Technologies was announced today as the financially troubled company received a stay to a previous decision to suspend trading of its securities. The NASDAQ Listing and Hearing Review Council's decision to stay the suspension is subject to further review, and the...

Depending on your current definition of broadband network connectivity, you might want to update your high-speed frame of reference, advises columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he suggests that trying to explain real high-speed broadband, the one-gigabit variety, to the "powers that...

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Secretary Kevin Hayden has told an Assembly committee that his department is working with Electronic Data Systems to change the practice of using Social Security numbers as personal identifiers. The decision follows the release of such private information...

What are your business etiquette pet peeves? Melanie Holmes has a few and describes them briefly in this edition of Contemporary Working. The Manpower executive also expounds on gender matters, e-business etiquette, lessons learned from 83,000 quitters, and the workforce impacts of elder care....

Citing increased membership, the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association, which represents the state's bioscience industry, has moved its headquarters to University Research Park in Madison. The organization's membership had grown from 46 companies in 2001 to 225 by the end of 2007. ...

BVP, a global private equity group affiliated with Robert W. Baird & Co., raised $300 million in Baird Capital Partners IV and €350 million with its affiliate, GB Deutschland Fund. The company deployed $240 million in 19 new or follow-on investments, and realized more than...

Sluggish economic conditions in the corporate and financial services sectors is the culprit for a first quarter loss of approximately $3.5 million, or $0.10 per share, for the Madison-based Sonic Foundry. The rich media communications company, which reported quarterly revenue of approximately $2.5 million, found...