Profile of Marianne Kolbasuk McGeeSenior Writer, InformationWeek
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Marianne Kolbasuk McGee is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
posted in January 2008
The system sends their doctors automated alerts of possible problems. One danger: doctor overload.
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is offering its members free credit monitoring for one year as a result of the security breach.
Do you expect your paycheck to grow much fatter this year? Maybe you're just glad you get a paycheck, especially with all the gloom and doom about the economy. If that's the case, then maybe other job traits or perks -- besides money -- are moving higher up on your priority list right now when it comes to work.
IT pay in the United States rose an average of 1.7% to an average salary of $74,570 in 2007, according to a report by Dice.
However, demand for workers in IT is still consistent, according to a survey by IT staffing and outsourcing firm Hudson.
The Web-based personal health record system combines medical and personal data in an effort to lower medical costs and reduce errors, and get patients to take more responsibility for their health.
A survey of 1,400 CIOs by Robert Half Technology found that only 5% of CIOs said their companies have offshored technology jobs.
A small number of employees have been given secure access to digitized information -- such as prescription drug records, lab results, and more -- about their own personal health.
The annual savings by the feds using more energy efficient PCs would be equivalent to conserving 1.3 billion barrels of oil, for example.
The program hopes to help replace at least some of the nearly 500,000 Baby Boomers who are expected to retire from their government jobs over the next five years.
If there's one thing most presidential candidates agree on, it's that many more doctors must deploy e-health systems to reduce health care costs and improve care in the United States. But one candidate is proposing a whopping $50 billion, five-year investment to make that happen. That would be an enormous shift from what the feds have spent so far on these programs.
Who would be a better match for your IT organization -- a job candidate with some tech skills and a bachelor's degree in history, or an individual who has an associate's degree in a technology-related field? Maybe the answer is neither. Perhaps you'd throw out both résumés. But exactly how important is any degree on paper versus hands-on experience?
State and local health-IT spending will climb to $10.8 billion in 2012 from only $6.9 billion in 2007, according to research firm Input.
Who has pickier job expectations, young people entering the tech field, or the employers who hire them? A new report released today says tech executives think millennials -- people between the ages of 18 and 31 -- are too fussy about pay and perks, and are the most difficult to manage.
There were almost 300,000 new IT jobs last year, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And that doesn't surprise Bob Keefe, new president of the Society for Information Management. He says talent issues are the top challenge these days for his fellow CIOs.
365 Main said it saved $54,000 in electricity costs last year by participating in an energy consumption incentive program in California.
The $35 million co-development with dbMotion will let UPMC doctors, nurses, and other clinicians access a single view of patient data.
Bad economic news is making techies glum about jobs, even though managers supposedly remain fairly upbeat about IT hiring and spending plans, according to a new report. What does your gut tell you about tech jobs in 2008?
Job confidence among workers in the IT and telecom sector fell to one of its lowest rates since Hudson began its monthly survey December 2003.