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If you want to understand just how misleading the unemployment rate can be as an economic indicator, take a look at rural Wisconsin. Using state labor force statistics, a review of a dozen predominantly rural counties showed a sharp drop in the jobless rate for each...

Marshfield Clinic Health System is joining abouthealth, one of the two statewide networks of health systems that have emerged in Wisconsin. The move is another sign of Marshfield Clinic's split with Ministry Health, which owns Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Physicians employed by Marshfield Clinic...

There was a time when Madison’s nickname, and a well-deserved one, was “The city that can’t put two bricks together.” Wisconsin’s capital city was legendary – and ridiculed – for its ability to kill, delay and otherwise bureaucratize construction projects of all descriptions, often to the...

Not every healthcare provider has a chief experience officer, but more and more are finding that CXOs are key to enterprise-wide patient experience improvement and the alignment of quality, safety and performance strategies. The 2015 Chief Experience Officer survey from Vocera bills itself as the first...

The votes are in and StateScoop is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 StateScoop 50 Awards, which honor the best and brightest who make state and local government more efficient and effective. David Cagigal, the State of Wisconsin CIO was named as...

Developing an awareness of how others see you is one of the hardest but also most important things you can do. Here's how. Whether you're leading 2 or 2000 people I can assure you of one immutable truth about leadership that you need to always keep...

In 1989, the CEO of my global employer allowed me to work from home rather than demand I move halfway across the US to be near corporate headquarters. Two technologies made his decision possible: Overnight delivery and an early fax machine. I was the first...

What is going on in IT? You guys don't seem to want to stay where you are. A quarter of the 240 IT pros surveyed by CareerBuilder are actively looking for a new job, even though they are already employed. Over 80% of the 1,300 IT...