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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...

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has entered into licensing agreements involving new flu technology and human embryonic stem cell technology. WARF has licensed vaccine technology to FluGen, a local start-up founded by UW-Madison professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka, and it has licensed stem cell technology to the...

The 2008 Digital Healthcare Conference kicked off with a presentation on personal health records, but it's the management of data arising from the implementation of electronic medical records and other healthcare IT that has Wisconsin CIOs looking for answers. The conference continues on Thursday with...

William Stafford, who recently served as vice president and chief financial officer for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, has been named president and CEO of Neurognostics, a Milwaukee-based medical imaging company. Prior to joining the MSO, Stafford served in sales and business development capacities for Merge...

Whether or not proposed changes to the federal Small Business Innovation Research grant program would help Wisconsin is anyone's guess. But the merits of a provision to allow venture capital-owned entrepreneurial firms to apply for grants continues to generate a great deal of debate, according...