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E-health system connects docs, hospitals, insurers (access required)

After two years of discussion, study and work in the legislature, Idaho is poised to institute its first health information exchange. Using Elysium Exchange technology from San Jose-based HIE solutions provider Axolotl, the Idaho Health Data Exchange will enable 1,500 ...

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Effort to build Palo Alto fiber optic network may come from Boise (access required)

One of the nation’s largest installers of services and systems for the home entertainment, communications, enterprise data and home integration industries may be connecting about 80,000 Palo Alto residents to a city-wide fiber optic network, and, if approved by the ...

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Jerome scientist receives 2008 Food Safety Innovation Award (access required)

After a long, hard slog, a Jerome scientist and businessman’s revolutionary food safety system has been recognized as a world-class innovation. Dr. Bruce Bradley received the International Association for Food Safety’s 2008 Food Safety Innovation Award this week at the ...

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Leadership changes on TechHelp advisory board (access required)

The chairman of TechHelp’s board, Jim Bean, said he would step down this month after being invited by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Advisory Board. “I’ve enjoyed a wonderful tour as chairman ...

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Ada County workers use technology for carpooling (access required)

Ada County has kicked off an innovative program to help employees beat high gas prices, offering a no-cost computer-based system that makes it easier to organize carpools. Called My Ride, the program was built by the county’s IT department and ...

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Web sites make business, development siting easier (access required)

Selecting a site for a new business or development in Idaho has gone high-tech with the launch of two interactive Web sites that compile and detail commercial, industrial and raw land properties. The first, which went live in late June, ...

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Idaho National Laboratory helps run plug-in cars through the paces (access required)

The Idaho National Laboratory is teaming up with two companies on the leading edge of electric vehicle technology to test a system integrating plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) with the power grids they rely on for fuel. Combining Arizona-based Electric ...

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Time tracking company TSheets draws major online attention (access required)

If anyone still doubts the old maxim “necessity is the mother of invention,” then they’ve never heard of TSheets. And if they’ve never heard of TSheets then they haven’t been reading Inc.com or checking on new media info powerhouses TechCrunch.com ...

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Idaho Power seeks use of high-tech meters (access required)

Idaho Power has entered into an agreement with ESCO Technologies subsidiary Aclara Power-Line Systems Inc. to spend upwards of $25 million implementing the company’s TWACS advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution, pending approval by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Covering ...

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On the horizon – Proposed Idaho nuke plant acquires new financing partner (access required)

It’s been a rocky road for Don Gillispie’s proposed 1,600-megawatt nuclear plant. First announced more than a year ago and sited in Owyhee County, the $4.5 billion Idaho Energy Complex, which would be the state’s first commercial reactor, has suffered ...

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