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Merge Healthcare announced that it has expanded its distribution agreement with Eklin Medical Systems to sell its medical imaging software to the veterinary market. Since 2002, the companies have worked to distribute Merge's eFilm Workstation, which was customized to the intricacies of imaging animals of...

HP's slick, all-purpose portable puts up a good fight against Gateway's similar UC7807u, but its performance is only middling. The budget-minded Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv3 laptop gets a lot of things right in its design and delivers just the right amount of style--not to mention supplying...

Technology executives say that increasingly restrictive visa and immigration limits have imperiled their ability to hire more of the world’s best engineers. Immigrants are the lifeblood of Google and Silicon Valley, where half the engineers were born overseas, up from 10 percent in 1970....

The number of filers for first-time unemployment claims fell last week, though they remain at very high levels. Tom Koulopoulos, author of "The Innovation Zone," tells Kelsey Hubbard historical periods of high unemployment proceed periods of extremely high innovation....

IBM and InSite today announced a $15 million deal to that will help hospitals, doctors and pharmaceutical companies to use a cloud computing based medical imaging database system. This service will support new ways to use cloud computing to manage anticipated increases in medical...

The New York Times recently ran an article about the realities of being let go from Microsoft, a technology company not historically known for letting go of its own talent. In the past, those who left did so on their own or cashed out and...

Spam is no longer merely nuisance e-mail run amok. Spam is electronic junk mail that doesn't have to be malicious to be costly. The loss of productivity alone adds up. Ferris Research, a San Francisco-based information technology market research firm, estimated it costs 4 cents...

For those not at HIMMS this week, here’s a video with the Wisconsin Health Exchange discussing their choice of Amalga from Microsoft for their solution for integrating and aggregating data in the ER rooms. The Medical Quack covered the original release a short while...

Whether you love it or hate it, the Small Business Administration has a new leader. The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed President Obama's nominee, Karen Gordon Mills, as the organization's administrator late last week. Small Business Committee Chair Mary Landrieu took this to mean, "[S]he is...

From a scary story of newborn twins struggling for their lives to a cinematic allusion of driving a car over a cliff, the central theme of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2009 Annual Conference and Exhibition -- meaningful use of stimulus money to...