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 April 2005
Stick-on chip is being tested to avoid operations on wrong patient or body part
A $402 million deal between IBM and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center aims to cut operating costs with improved efficiency, while also co-developing IT products the rest of the industry may use
The deal is the kind of "business transformation" effort that IBM has tied its future to. UPMC expects to co-market the innovations it and IBM create.
RFID tags ensure that doctors perform the correct operation on the right person and on the correct place on the body.
A package of products and services will combine Siemens' clinical-systems expertise and SAP's business and supply-chain applications.
Health-care purchasing group Amerinet is making available to its 1,800 hospital members a new interactive, Web-based disaster-management system to replace paper binders.
New Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act security regulations take effect next week.
SoftScape plans to roll out a customizable, Web-based version of its human-capital-management software that it says can be functional within 24 hours.
Delta Air Lines is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to see if quickly providing electronic passenger data will help the centers track down sources of an illness to prevent an epidemic from spreading.
Privacy and budgetary worries stalled the site, despite 24 other states having online registries.
Case's new company is looking for businesses, including technology providers, serving markets "approaching ... disruption."