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.
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 |
In healthcare, decision-making isn't a science problem, it's an information problem, says Wired's Thomas Goetz at TEDMED 2010.
January 21, 2011 10:01am |
Say hello to new Rethinking Healthcare contributor Janet Fang, who will join Dana Blankenhorn to cover the health and pharmaceutical industries.
6 | November 2, 2010 6:08am |
There are devices that help those suffering with mobility issues, but few for children with tiny limbs. Where does 3D printing come in?
January 25, 2013 5:26am |
According to the companies, the company will combine the assets of GE's Healthcare Home Health unit and Intel's Digital Health Group.
August 2, 2010 1:32pm |
Are there specific tactics that architects and engineers can use to possibly improve conditions in healthcare environments? Experts believe the key lies in organized "pre-design" plans and metrics.
3 | January 29, 2012 7:39pm |
Three diagnostic imaging technologies have made it into Siemens AG's Environmental Portfolio of products that help customers reduce their CO2 emissions.
February 1, 2011 11:51pm |
Two Cornell engineers have combined their work to create a handheld device that could offer speedy results to healthcare workers detecting pathogens in developing countries.
8 | February 7, 2012 8:54pm |
Tiny sleeping bags with warmed, melted wax could save thousands of babies from hypothermia.
3 | December 19, 2010 11:03pm |
What is IBM's Watson up to? Helping health care professionals to fight cancer.
Sponsored | 1 | March 6, 2013 6:28am |
Retail mini-clinics can act as a safety valve on an overburdened and over-priced healthcare system.
February 17, 2010 7:43am |
GE ends 2011 with strength in infrastructure and aviation and weakness in healthcare and home appliances. CEO Jeff Immelt says it's positioned to weather a tough 2012.
January 20, 2012 7:21am |
The healthcare debate is just as relevant in corporate social responsibility circles as sustainability. So why aren't more companies talking about it in this light?
26 | September 15, 2009 3:43pm |
A new infographic by National Geographic shows that the U.S. invests twice as much as other developed nations per capita for healthcare, yet has a lower life expectancy.
6 | January 4, 2010 1:29pm |
Smartphones are moving to replace pagers in hospitals, with remote monitoring and patient records on tap. Will they succeed? BlackBerry maker RIM weighs in.
June 3, 2010 3:21am |
Only 1% of hospitals have fully functional tablet systems. But Apple is pushing the iPad into the healthcare market, playing against its image as the world's most successful consumer gadget company.
1 | December 29, 2011 2:02am |
There are still a few things we can teach the world about medical cost containment, despite what appears to be our own unsustainable cost spiral.
2 | June 22, 2010 9:38am |
How can we design better healthcare settings for patients and health care providers? Award winning American architect Michael Graves tells his story.
1 | December 15, 2011 4:20pm |
Electronics giant Samsung said it will invest $20.6 billion in solar cells, batteries, LEDs and medical tech over the next 10 years.
May 11, 2010 12:02pm |
Next Tuesday's election to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy has broad implications. Here's why.
14 | January 14, 2010 10:56am |