Economy

Certain health information privacy provisions in the federal stimulus package amount to a “massive” expansion of HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, according to Milwaukee lawyer and health privacy expert Mark Garsombke. Garsombke outlined the legal and financial implications of these provisions...

James Carlini rants about robo calls for credit card insurance, shoddy customer service and antiquated systems at Bank of America. He would also like them to bring back the change counting machines. It seems Bank of America is in danger of losing him...

As Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle marks Digital Health Information week, health information technology leaders will gather for WTN Media’s seventh annual Digital Healthcare Conference. The event takes place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Fluno Center for Executive Education this Wednesday and Thursday, May 6 -7....

Following a more than one-year slide, information technology growth is starting to appear in small- to medium-sized businesses. According to the April CDW IT Monitor, more IT decision makers think they'll spend money in the next six months. While confidence remains flat, small businesses indicated...

This recession has spared no group of workers when it comes to losing jobs, with white-collar workers who seemed nearly immune to past economic downturns standing in unemployment lines with their blue-collar counterparts. Still, there's a clear “education gap” in the national jobless statistics - and...

The United Nations on Tuesday will designate Milwaukee as a U.N. Global Compact City, making it one of 13 such cities worldwide, in a move that will help the region promote its image abroad as an international hub of water technology....

As the economy continues to weaken, public CIOs find themselves increasingly involved with economic development. The latest to join this small but influential group of government IT leaders is Colorado CIO Michael Locatis. Last week, Locatis joined Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter on a two-day economic...