Author: WTN News

California's Silicon Valley is still the king of tech, even though it has many worthy geographic rivals for that title. What sets apart the patch of land between San Jose and San Francisco? According to DEMO Letter columnist Chris Shipley, it starts with an economic...

In a bluntly worded message to Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt and other powers that be, a healthcare practitioner from Texas is urging the federal government to tread carefully on electronic health records. The road to EHRs, writes dentist Darrell Pruitt, is potholed...

The intersection of biotechnology and information technology is crossed by a number of Wisconsin companies, particularly those immersed in genomics, but the combination is more customer centric than glamorous. And, as venture capitalists and executives alike will concede, such multi-disciplinary capabilties are not as important...

Medical imaging giant GE Healthcare has announced a new product that combines electronic health record applications with financial management applications. The combined solution, which is first being deployed at the Southern Colorado Clinic, was developed to address both financial and quality-of-care issues at hospitals and...

Since its inception in 2002, BellBrook Labs has been funded in part by federal grants, and that trend continued with the recent awarding of small business innovation grants totaling more than $800,000. The company will use the funding to upgrade and modify its enzyme screening...

Milwaukee's TeraMedica and Germantown's eCare Solutions have entered a joint marketing agreement to deliver image-enabled patient health records. The two Wisconsin companies will merge medical informatics technologies as part of a comprehensive approach to providing medical and health management information. ...

Broadlook Technologies has hired its formal legal counsel to drive sales, marketing, and business development efforts. The Milwaukee-based Internet data sourcing provider will bring on Gregory Meier, most recently of the Michael Best & Friedrich law firm, as its chief operating officer. ...

The Wisconsin Department of Commerce has announced a $50,000 technology venture fund grant and a $50,000 technology matching grant to NovaScan and Platypus Technologies, respectively. The funds will be used to develop medical imaging technology and West Nile Virus antibody detection technology....

While not among the top 30 business schools in overall quality, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business does rank highly in at least one respect. According to a BusinessWeek survey, a master's degree in business administration from UW-Madison gives students the fourth-fastest financial return...

The recent purchase of JT Packard by Power Plus will give the Verona-based power supplier some key market advantages, but a pending courtroom showdown could mean even more. How much more? Perhaps as much as $30 million in new business, according to founder Jeff Cason. ...