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 June 2008
The Markle Foundation rolled out a set of best practices backed by medical professionals, health insurers, consumer groups, healthcare providers, employer coalitions, and tech companies.
Location-based mapping system helps public safety officials, hospitals, and emergency responders more quickly and efficiently get aid to people in trouble.
The centers will be used to deliver applications and other IT services to customers over the Internet.
A new report forecasting the top 10 workplace trends of the future says video and Web conferencing will make business travel extinct while social networking sites and other Web 2.0 technologies emerge as the primary tools for job recruiting. Is your organization ready to support these and other workplace trends? Or maybe you're already making these shifts.
While the company's focus on health care and life sciences isn't new, Oracle clearly sees growth opportunities in the sector.
The agreement lets consumers who use Microsoft's HealthVault share their health data with their doctors.
With gasoline prices rising above $4 a gallon, a recent survey found that 40% of tech workers would willingly take a pay cut to telecommute. Meanwhile, more employers are apparently offering IT pros the choice to work remotely as a perk to attract hard-to-find skills. Is telecommuting an option you offer your staff?
The online health care marketplace lets patients contact an accredited medical specialist live, 24 hours a day, via the Web or phone.
The purchase will expand SAP's "Perfect Plant" portfolio of end-to-end manufacturing software.
Your company (probably) has rules about how frequently systems get backed up, e-mail gets deleted, and other data-retention issues. But would those policies hurt if your company was suddenly yanked into litigation, especially noncompete, patent infringement, or trade-secret cases?
Unemployment numbers are rising, according to the U.S. government's latest labor stats. In the hunt for new work, do you think a Web-based video resumé would help you stand out from other job candidates? Some folks think it's worth a try.
The program will test the exchange of patient health data from Kaiser Permanente's My Health Manager e-health record system to Microsoft's HealthVault platform.
How do you thank your hardest working staff? Is it through once-a-year raises, or perhaps with occasional bonuses? Some companies are using Web-based services to recognize outstanding employee performance throughout the year with small rewards that can really add up in goodwill.
Onmyx aims to get pathologists to abandon glass slides and microscopes for the digital technology it says will improve diagnoses.
Summer is almost here. Do you know where your employees are? When colleagues are on vacation, those back in the office are often left scrambling to make up the work that's left behind, especially when there's a project deadline approaching. But project resource planning tools can help.