Commentary

As healthcare organizations move to deploy electronic medical records, they encounter the need for clear standards to provide guidance on who can access patient information, how they secure permission to access it, and what they can do with the information, according to Dr. Barry Chaiken....

Incentive stock options can be wonderful assets, both for the company trying to provide attractive incentives to its employees and to the employees who have options that go up in value as they help the company succeed, according to columnist Sverre Roang. In this WTN...

What's an investor to do when assessing the prospects of a promising new biotechnology? In this WTN guest column, former University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and medical researcher Steve Clark provides the right question to ask, and it has more to do with assessing risk than...

Whether it's tech, biotech, or "any old job," candidates who do their homework in the job search are more likely to impress their prospective employers. Since knowledge of the business is a growing expectation of chief information officers and other technology managers, this advise is...

Although the IPOs of Midwest life-science companies (such as TomoTherapy) do not yet position them as large-cap companies, the large amount of funding they received is encouraging for the Midwest, according to columnist Michael Rosen. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen says the...

Depending on your current definition of broadband network connectivity, you might want to update your high-speed frame of reference, advises columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he suggests that trying to explain real high-speed broadband, the one-gigabit variety, to the "powers that...

What are your business etiquette pet peeves? Melanie Holmes has a few and describes them briefly in this edition of Contemporary Working. The Manpower executive also expounds on gender matters, e-business etiquette, lessons learned from 83,000 quitters, and the workforce impacts of elder care....

Gov. Jim Doyle isn't alone in seeing the wisdom of capital formation. People in both parties see merit in his ideas, but many worry about the cost, given the tight state budget, writes columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, he urges those...