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.
Find out how cell phones collecting dust can be put to better use. And with very little effort on your part.
8 | March 16, 2012 3:30am |
New research finds that when using electronic health records, doctors are more likely to order expensive tests more often.
2 | March 10, 2012 9:53am |
In the last four years, the size of the workforce has barely grown. Blame demographics, say two economists.
45 | May 11, 2013 10:56am |
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 |
Xerox-owned ACS will acquire The Breakaway Group in a bid to bring cloud-based training for electronic medical records to nurses and physicians.
November 29, 2011 10:19am |
One hot selling connection for AT&T has been the Vitality GlowCap, which is a prescription container lid that reminds patients when to take their medicine.
November 17, 2011 2:30am |
Design plus healthcare equals innovation. The Mayo Clinic's Transform conference is about just that. Here are 10 great ideas from this year's event, via Twitter.
September 12, 2011 12:42pm |
Medical devices are heavily regulated and patented for obvious reasons. But some researchers believe opening up the code and hardware for healthcare equipment is a compelling alternative.
June 3, 2012 9:09am |
New software may assist in taking action over healthcare overcoding and dubious Medicare billing practices in the U.S.
1 | May 31, 2012 11:23pm |
A documentary called "Closer to Home" profiles Americans living with AIDS in rural areas of the southern U.S.
November 15, 2011 7:19am |
By digitizing the healthcare history of its athletes, Team USA hopes to speed diagnosis and treatment.
5 | May 24, 2012 10:33am |
While established nations grapple with how to embrace and integrate mobile phones and other technologies, successful models are emerging to fill healthcare gaps in emerging nations.
1 | August 8, 2011 3:31am |
Companies are designing new products and services based on facial-monitoring tech that can read your emotional reactions to what you see, read, and hear on-screen.
October 23, 2011 6:46pm |
The U.S. CDC said on Friday that the H1N1 virus -- commonly known as the "swine flu" -- is now prevalent in 48 states. Here's a look at how the vaccine is made.
1 | November 9, 2009 1:51pm |
Happtique, a mobile health application store, is testing the first mobile app prescribing program for healthcare.
1 | May 13, 2012 11:03am |
Sustainability offers major healthcare players a competitive edge, according to a new report.
1 | June 27, 2011 11:19am |
Say hello to new Rethinking Healthcare contributor Stacy Lipson, who will join Janet Fang to cover the health and pharmaceutical industries.
1 | May 27, 2011 12:35pm |
Indianapolis and Nashville have become the hubs for life sciences and companies that create medical devices and patient-care systems, respectively. A look at what makes a spot hot.
August 25, 2011 11:55am |
Peepoople has redesigned the ubiquitous plastic bag into a sanitation solution that can improve the health of slum dwellers -- and give some a way to rise out of poverty.
20 | September 27, 2011 8:00am |
IBM's supercomputer defeated Jeopardy's finest. Easy. Now, onto healthcare informatics. There're a lot of data out there, and Watson's Jeopardy-winning skills could help.
12 | February 17, 2011 12:00am |