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Three Wisconsin telecommunications providers have joined forces to form a video company to provide IPTV services to rural areas of Wisconsin and beyond. The companies - Midwest Telnet, Tri-County Telcom, and Wisconsin Indepdendent Network - have formed Midwest Video Solutions to provide the facilities needed...

Businesses face several legal challenges today, but the most daunting might be electronic discovery requests. Even though they have been place for more than a year, companies are paying a heavy price for their failure to prepare for and comply with the e-component of the...

If it's true that high-performing companies are more analytical than low-performing ones, the healthcare industry is poised for a golden era if organizations choose to capture their data. Many healthcare CIOs believe the large amounts of data being generated by recently deployed information technology can...

The future of biofuels in the United States, particularly corn-based ethanol, is being threatened by perceptions and politics rather than elevated by science and sound energy policy, asserts columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, he says growing support for ending government ethanol...

Silatronix, a Madison-based start-up company, will receive $500,000 and could secure as much as $1 million in venture capital from Venture Investors, LLC, according to a published report. The company, led by a group of scientists and spun out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is...

IBM's Jim Adams is blunt in mapping out the need for change in the U.S healthcare system, but he warns the status quo could still survive even with the benefits of healthcare information technology. Adams, executive director of the IBM Center for Healthcare Management, talked...

The final piece in financing is in place for an initiative designed to improve information technology in Wisconsin's rural hospitals. Forward Community Investments made the $400,000 loan to the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative Information Technology Network as part of a $5 million project. ...

The National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, an arm of the National Institutes of Health, has extended funding for the Medical College of Wisconsin's biomedical center. The Medical College facility will receive $5.6 million over the next five years to continue its work to...

Medical imaging equipment is not only producing tangible operational benefits, it is generating massive amounts of data that is taxing storage and could someday result in system failure. Fred Terry, director of information systems for Mercy Health System in Janesville, expects picture archiving to add...

Personal health records have their champions and critics alike, and they were not bashful about sharing their views on PMRs during WTN's 2008 Digital Healthcare Conference. Growing consumer interest in PMRs will require technology companies to develop better tools, and Microsoft and Google are already...