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For St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, a recent physical expansion also presented an opportunity for a significant upgrade in healthcare information technology, including a forthcoming "go-live" for Epic Systems' electronic medical record software. Hospital president Frank Byrne freely admits that healthcare has been late to...

Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says politics will matter in healthcare and healthcare information technology, especially with the trendlines favoring Democrats in 2008. Frist, a Republican from Tennessee who was the first physician to serve in the U.S. Senate in more than 60 years,...

Respondents to the 19th annual HIMSS Leadership Survey identified the potential for additional Medicare reimbursement cuts, managed care fee reductions, and patient satisfaction as the top business issues shaping 2008 technology investment decisions. Most believe that reductions in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement would directly affect...

A worldwide survey conducted by Gartner shows something CIOs already know - that their CEOs increasingly expect them to make a real difference in the enterprise. In this case, it means they must replace “generic IT” with solutions linked to business strategy. ...

An H-1B visa is given to temporarily fill a job, but what happens when that job is done? In this edition of Carlini's Comments, columnist James Carlini laments the impact of the H-1B program and wonders what the remaining presidential contenders would do to stop...

Metavante Corp., a Milwaukee-based provider of banking and payments technology, has announced an expansion of its core banking relationship with DSK Bank of Bulgaria. DSK Bank, a Metavante client since 2000, is the second largest bank in Bulgaria, with assets of more than $4.55 billion. ...

If you're a Wisconsin CIO and you have technologies like mobile applications and business intelligence tools on the brain, you're not alone. A new survey conducted by WTN Media indicates that more than 30 percent of state technology executives plan to implement these technologies in...