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 February 2006
Savings from offshoring allows companies to invest in new business opportunities, creating new jobs.
Nearly a third of all U.S. workers will soon be over the age of 50 and nearing retirement. Combine that with fewer young people entering tech careers, and that leaves a skills and staff gap that older workers can fill.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina was able to cut costs and save time by switching to a "vendor neutral" approach to staffing and by employing vendor management software.
Since states pay a lot of money through programs like Medicaid and to provide benefits for state employees, state CIOs need to promote efforts and remove barriers hindering health-care IT efforts in their states.
But people issues and organizational changes resulting from mergers, acquisitions, and outsourcing still pose challenges.
The hospital chain rolls out software from Autonomy to organize and analyze a hodge-podge of scanned clips, electronic feeds, as well as other assorted tidbits to find new trends and opportunities.
Awhile ago, I received an anonymous E-mail from a reader arguing that the real reason the Bush administration is pushing so hard for a national E-health information highway is that it wants to quickly track down would-be bio and chemical terrorists who hopefully end up in an E.R. somewhere coughing up clots and bleeding out of their eyeballs before they're able to pull off an event of mass suffering and death.
Claiming to be "in the know," the E-mailer also asserted that the federal government
Most health-care providers think the government will meet its goal of having digital health records for most Americans by 2014, while most consumers are unaware of the goal.
A garment called LifeShirt contains tiny sensors that can remotely monitor vital signs and 30 other important bio-metric readings of patients.
The IT job market has improved to the point where there will be a shortage of CIOs, chief technology officers, and other top IT talent this year, according to headhunters.
Tech pros were slightly less optimistic about their personal finances and more were unhappy with their jobs in January, according to a report by professional staffing and outsourcing firm Hudson.