Author: WTN News

The promise of health information technology to bring down costs for all parts of the healthcare system - including employer-sponsored health insurance - remains very real, but low IT adoption rates mean it will take considerably more time. For the time being, employers will have...

Johnson Controls, Inc. has partnered with TomTom, a navigation solution provider based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to integrate satellite navigation devices into vehicle electronic systems. Beginning in 2008, drivers should be able to select a point of interest on a touch screen device....

Cedara Software, a Merge Healthcare company headquartered in Canada and an independent developer of medical software technologies, has released a new version of its digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) toolkit. The MergeCOM-3 enables rapid application development for software companies interested in creating medical...

Increasing the number of graduates in science and mathematics should increase the number of highly skilled workers who enter high-tech fields and address the IT labor shortage. Toward that end, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's math and science departments will receive a $500,000 grant from...

Prior to a United States Patent and Trademark Office decision to review its controversial stem cell patents, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation predicted such a review would take place. Now, WARF says it will prove the validity of the three patents, which are being challenged...

Sarbanes-Oxley has been more costly than projected, and has identified more risk within business organizations, but the benefits for reliable financial reporting and investor confidence are undeniable. Still, the challenge is making sure SOX creates more benefits than costs, and according to Guest Columnist Ron...

Robert Tatterson, former technology general manager for General Electric's Plastics' Display and Optical Films business, has been appointed to the chief technology officer position at Brady Corp. He brings expertise in process and product innovation to Brady, a $1 billion manufacturer of safety devices, printing...

The roller coaster ride that is Milwaukee's Internet wireless network may have taken its final dip last week when Mayor Tom Barrett decided to go ahead and sign a contract with Midwest Fiber Networks. Unless other snags develop, all Milwaukee businesses and residents will have...

Wisconsin's two nuclear power plants are 30 years old, and if the state is to meet its future energy needs, it should rethink its moratorium on building new plants, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. New biofuels are important, he writes, but they can't...