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Patti Brennan, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison described as an authority in the field of health informatics, spoke on the emerging field of home-health information technology at the seventh annual Digital Healthcare Conference 2009 last week. Her talk, “Hi-tech Health@Home: New Center of...

Competing and winning federal research and development (R&D) awards is a high-contact sport. Researching the agencies, laboratories, systems and business processes can be overwhelming. I have learned a few things along the way that may be valuable to companies considering federal funding to support their innovative...

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....

Madison start-up Stemina Biomarker Discovery Inc. has launched its first commercial product, which uses human embryonic stem cells to screen drugs for their likelihood to cause birth defects. The launch comes shortly after President Barack Obama lifted restrictions on stem cell research, opening up opportunities...

Science acting in concert with ethics could help generate a better crop of second generation of genetically modified crops, according to Paul B. Thompson, who argues that biotechnology has made some considerable contributions to the growing discussion about sustainability. “It’s useful to think of sustainability...

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...

While small businesses can be quite different from one another there is commonality in the steps they go through to launch a successful start-up. A robust business start will follow this process to get through the first weeks and months on a solid footing. Read full...