SmartPlanet stories related to the diagnosis, treatment and medical prevention of disease, injury or impairment, as well as the institutions, systems and policy that enable and deliver it.
The joint venture combines Microsoft's ecosystem with GE's clinical workflow tools.
1 | December 8, 2011 3:40am |
Intact foreskins could cost the country $4.4 billion in avoidable health care costs over the next decade if circumcision rates drop to European levels.
13 | August 20, 2012 1:49pm |
This July, the NYPD will be releasing invisible, odorless, nontoxic gases to better understand how contaminants will disperse in accidents and attacks.
5 | May 5, 2013 10:46pm |
A 25,000-person planned community in Orlando, Florida hires Cisco to connect healthcare, real estate, retail, education and transportation with networked infrastructure.
2 | October 23, 2012 10:48am |
Bean plant leaves won't bite bed bugs back, but they do impale the pests though their feet. Artificial leaves could become effective traps.
2 | April 9, 2013 7:25pm |
A new report shows that U.S. healthcare spending is slowing. It's a mirror to what's happening in other developed nations, too. But why?
13 | July 5, 2012 5:37am |
The newly FDA-approved imaging system offers 50% lower doses than standard nuclear medicine scanners. The Army uses SPECT scans to look at blood flow in the brains of soldiers with blast injuries.
June 9, 2011 7:16pm |
When Obama's healthcare overhaul goes into effect in 2014, nearly 6 million uninsured Americans will face a penalty.
4 | September 20, 2012 9:18am |
Today, the US Supreme Court ruled to uphold almost all of President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. A look at how that will impact the science of medicine.
7 | June 28, 2012 3:53pm |
GE's Smart Patient Room promises to help tired doctors and nurses avoid mistakes by monitoring their actions in real time.
1 | September 16, 2010 3:46am |
The White House sees drug abuse as a public health issue, stressing that "we cannot arrest or incarcerate our way out of the drug problem."
14 | April 27, 2013 11:46am |
Would you go to your local hospital to get your shopping done? How about for a pick-up basketball game? Focal Point Community Campus wants to be a community hub -- but not just because it's a...
3 | September 12, 2012 3:02am |
Kauffman Foundation urges 'jail-breaking' of healthcare system to open up information sharing, recommends issuing 'life certificates' to document events between birth and death,
5 | April 25, 2012 8:12am |
Two in five young American adults remain uninsured, but nearly 7 million more young adults received coverage in 2011 due to extensions in their parents' health insurance.
2 | June 8, 2012 9:23am |
One Israeli company's solution to rampant healthcare-acquired infections.
2 | September 1, 2012 7:50am |
GE took a 10 percent equity stake in Pivotal, an EMC spin-off company that aims to help businesses analyze and understand big data generated by machines and stored in the cloud.
April 24, 2013 1:53pm |
Approaching its one-year anniversary, the public/private partnership is nurturing 20-25 projects for advanced Internet applications and reframing the national conversation on broadband.
1 | March 27, 2013 3:00am |
Silicon Valley vendor takes the big data skills challenge to the university level.
1 | April 22, 2013 6:47pm |
Former healthtech exec Todd Park, the new US chief technology officer, has already brought his entrepreneurial approach to the health department. And now he'll bring his data expertise to the...
1 | March 10, 2012 6:00am |
Healthcare can be difficult to access for rural residents in the developing world. Medic Mobile provides cell phones to health workers loaded with special SIM card-based software to connect them...
March 14, 2012 9:31am