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The federal government can use IT to help lower the cost and improve the quality of healthcare in the United States, federal CTO Aneesh Chopra said Wednesday. Efficiencies and cost savings will come from investments made in health IT product innovation, funding of data infrastructure used...

The November 2009 edition of Popular Science magazine recognized two University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering alumni as two of its “Brilliant 10,” the 10 young geniuses shaking up science today. J. Adam Wilson researches brain-computer interface technologies. Dennis Hong developed intricate robots with artificial intelligence through...

What have we learned from the Massachusetts healthcare reform effort? Although costs to the state are running higher than anticipated - a problem in a recession – about 97% of MA residents enjoy some type of healthcare insurance. Considering the national rate is about 18%,...

To cope with this increasing workload at a time of shrinking budgets, legal departments are doing what other areas like sales, finance and human resources did long ago: namely, leveraging technology. Previously they may have relied on service providers offering expensive white-glove service, now they...

The CIA’s interest in social networking is due to the abundant supply of what they call open source intelligence. Could their definition of open source be the same as ours? Let’s find out. Wikipedia describes open source intelligence (OSINT) as: “OSINT is a form of intelligence...

As more companies enforce across-the-board pay cuts and unpaid furloughs, a rising tide of IT professionals is seeing its annual compensation decline and must decide whether to switch employers as a result. Among the companies that have instituted broad pay cuts this year are National Public...

If a research and development tax credit is allowed to expire at the end of the year, 120,000 U.S. jobs could be put at risk, according to a group of companies supporting an extension. A lapse in the tax credit could also put at risk...

Where technology and learning are concerned, the University of Wisconsin needs to stay ahead of the curve. Demand for new technologies to be incorporated into college classrooms is higher than ever. A recent study conducted by the State University of New York in Fredonia concluded...

Hewlett-Packard's CEO, Mark Hurd, is raising issues with cloud computing, on everything from its name to its ability to offer a secure environment. There's a lot that Hurd likes about the cloud computing environment, but he told attendees at Gartner's Symposium/ITxpo Tuesday that more work is...