Kaiser Permanente announced today that Philip Fasano, chief information officer, has been promoted to executive vice president and CIO of the organization.
"Kaiser Permanente has made the largest resource investments of any health care organization in the world on health information technology," said George Halvorson, chairman and CEO. "We now have entirely paperless hospitals and clinics that treat more than 8 and a half million patients. We need the IT systems our caregivers use to care for our members to ... read more
Callaway Digital Arts (www.callaway.com), interactive publisher of premium children's and lifestyle applications for the iPad, today announced a partnership with HIT Entertainment that brings Thomas the Tank Engine(TM) to life on the iPad. Misty Island Rescue, the first and only Thomas & Friends(TM) application designed specifically for the iPad, is available today in Apple's App Store. This visually stunning, story-inspired interactive app is just the first in a series of applications the two companies will be creating together for the ... read more
The Supreme Court recently granted a petition to consider whether patent law requires a heightened standard of clear and convincing evidence to invalidate an issued patent in all circumstances. That is the law now. The petitioner, Microsoft Corporation, is asking the Supreme Court to rule that, when the patent office did not previously consider the evidence of invalidity that was presented at trial, the appropriate standard for invalidating issued patent claims is instead a preponderance of evidence.
In the Microsoft v. ... read more
ICAP Ocean Tomo, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc (IAP.L) and the world's premier patent auction firm is now accepting patent submissions (http://icapoceantomo.com/auction/submitip) for the upcoming Spring 2011 Live IP Auction to be held March 30-31st in New York City.
The event will include an opening dinner on the evening of March 30th at the world famous Cipriani Wall Street, former home of the New York Stock Exchange. The ICAP Ocean Tomo Live IP Auction will follow ... read more
Technology, a leader in emergency preparedness and response
technology solutions, announced today that the State of Maryland
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has selected the IRMS
GO-KIT Mobile Logistics Platform for development of a statewide
interoperability framework for ... read more
An effort to engage and educate underrepresented middle and high school students about NASA's role in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) has earned two NASA Langley employees national recognition.
Seven years ago Joel and Arlene Levine noticed there wasn't much diversity in the NASA audience during a space shuttle launch; and they decided to do something about it.
Along with the support of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE), the Levines submitted a proposal to ... read more
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken new steps to keep consumers safe from harmful products that are marketed as dietary supplements and that contain undeclared or deceptively labeled ingredients.
In addition, FDA has scheduled an Online Chat for Monday, Dec. 20, to discuss these products, which are often promoted for weight loss, sexual enhancement, and bodybuilding.
For more details, including information on how to join the Chat, go to http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm236774.htm.
For photos of tainted products marketed as dietary supplements, ... read more
Information Mapping International, the world’s leading organization for
structuring content, today announces its Information Mapping® Certified
Consultant (IMCC) Program. The goal of this program is to create a
recognized corps of competent individuals who are using the Information
Mapping® method as a part of their business.
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PC owners looking to increase the functionality and creativity of their PCs need look no further as Stardock has released version 4.0 of its popular WindowFX software today (http://www.stardock.com/products/windowfx/). WindowFX is a special effects program for Windows that allows users to add a variety of opening and closing, transition and other visual effects to the user interface. Available now via a 30-day trial or $9.95 from Stardock, WindowFX is also a part of the Object Desktop suite of software ... read more
JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) today announced it received an Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) system contract to automate product movement in a North American integrated manufacturing and warehousing facility. The contract, valued at over $5 million, represents the eighth consumer products facility automated by JBT Corporation's guided vehicle systems.
The AGV system includes several different types of vehicles that provide material handling throughout the manufacturing process, from the automatic delivery of raw material and work-in-process goods to the storage and retrieval of ... read more
Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today issued the following statement from John Lechleiter, Ph.D., chairman, president, and chief executive officer about his meeting today with President Obama and other business leaders regarding economic growth, job creation, American innovation and competiveness:
"It's an honor to represent Lilly and the biopharmaceutical industry and take part in this very important dialogue today with the President and other leaders across many industries. Fostering an environment that encourages innovation is fundamental to American job growth. ... read more
WomanCare Global is pleased to announce that it is running an advertisement on the famous CBS Super Screen in New York's Times Square. The purpose of the advertisement is to call attention to the estimated 215 million women worldwide that do not have access to modern contraception.(1)
"Women are the cornerstone of every society around the world. When women are empowered, everyone benefits -- children, families and entire communities. Empowerment starts with women being able to ... read more
Officials from The Keane Organization, the leading provider of specialty
compliance and risk management expertise, announced today the creation
of a spin-off company, Risk Compliance Performance (RCP) Solutions, LLC.
The new company will focus on continued expansion and growth
opportunities in the retirement plan and risk ... read more
The MDA has committed to invest funds in the FSMA Quinazoline Program at Repligen Corporation to assist in advancing the program to an IND filing with the FDA.
FSMA began the Quinazoline, or DcpS inhibitor RG3039, program in 2000 at the very initial stages of drug development, when risk is the highest. It was the very first industrial drug program for SMA ever done. FSMA fully funded the program until 2009, when our investments over of $13 Million provided ... read more
Infinite Mind, a software company based in Salt Lake City, has released information about how their brain enhancement and speed reading program has increased overall productivity at work and in working professional's personal lives.
Infinite Mind's software program, called eyeQ(TM), is a series of high-speed mental imaging exercises that help increase a user's processing ability, resulting in higher reading and comprehension speeds. The eyeQ program originated in Japan by the award-winning Dr. Akihiro Kawamura and was brought to America by ... read more
Chinook Capital Management, an investment management firm in the Pacific Northwest, is expanding its electronic multi-broker trading capabilities with the Catalyst® EMS from innovative trading technology provider UNX (www.unx.com).
The buy-side firm specializes in Small Cap Growth equities, as well as managing accounts for High Net Worth Individuals. With some $400 million--and growing--in assets under management, Chinook recently hired securities industry veteran Matt Steadman to spear-head trading technology initiatives. Impressed by Catalyst's broker-neutral routing, TCA reporting and execution capabilities, ... read more
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today invited media to attend the tenth annual Information Industry Summit, being held January 25th-26th in New York City. The conference will bring together hundreds of industry executives to address key trends such as new business models, content delivery innovations and top mobile technology trends. Participants will also be the first to learn which digital content companies have achieved best-in-class status during 2010 as part of the prestigious CODiE(TM) Awards.
The Information Industry ... read more
a leading online retailer of official licensed music merchandise and
site of the popular music social network, today announced that Leroy
Simmons will assume the post of Vice President of Business Development
and Corporate Strategy.
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Datapipe, a global leader of managed services and infrastructure for IT and cloud computing, today outlined three key cloud computing trends for 2011. The company sees major trends for the coming year including the increased adoption to cloud computing by large enterprise organizations, increased market demand and delivery of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for guaranteed performance and reliability, and improved automation and governance that moves cloud computing beyond raw infrastructure to solve specific business domain challenges.
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"What was once ... read more
Neopost New England, which represents Neopost USA’s Neopost-brand and
Hasler-brand of mail center solutions in four northeastern states, has
acquired Big Dog Mailing Products of Fall River, Mass., a distributor of
mail center equipment in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
... read more