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.
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 |
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 |
Putting genomic data on the cloud could enable physicians to deliver a whole new level of personalization to patient care. The Coriell Institute's Scott Megill and IBM's Dan Pelino explain.
Sponsored | 1 | November 5, 2012 8:04am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about the pharmaceutical industry.
May 2, 2012 2:02am |
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 |
Widening waistlines come at a price. Obesity is costing Americans over 1 billion gallons of fuel per year, or nearly US$4 billion annually.
2 | April 30, 2012 1:40pm |
An award-winning designer, Formosa spoke with us about designing IBM's first personal computer, how design has changed over the decades -- and why you should have meetings in elevators.
4 | February 18, 2013 2:22am |
You can pay $17 for generic Lipitor or you can pay $150, depending on where you shop. Secret shoppers from Consumer Reports checked out 200 pharmacies.
1 | March 28, 2013 8:36pm |
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 |
It would certainly help ease our concerns, and as it turns out, physicians find it often saves them time and money.
1 | March 28, 2013 1:31pm |
Founded as his revenge against addiction, Loeb's 3-year-old Internet startup uses videoconferencing to offer intensive outpatient treatment services.
6 | February 14, 2013 3:00am |
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 |
Like the Travelocity of healthcare, a San Francisco startup lets patients comparison shop.
2 | November 29, 2011 1:38pm |
During a third quarter earnings call, General Electric said it sees strength in energy and aviation but hesitation in transportation and healthcare. Plus, Europe's effect on the global market.
October 21, 2011 10:05am |
Are India's entrepreneurial doctors creating models, or at least inspiration, for India's future education start-ups?
2 | March 26, 2013 12:05pm |
A smartphone that works as an ultrasound scanner may change the way doctors use healthcare in rural areas across the US.
1 | October 3, 2011 3:49am |
Designer and entrepreneur Yves Behar has created an award-winning program that has given away hundreds of thousands of free eyeglasses to kids in Mexico. Here, he discusses what role beauty plays...
1 | September 1, 2011 1:39pm |
General Electric sees the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as a prime opportunity to invest and expand energy, infrastructure and healthcare businesses in Brazil.
August 29, 2011 10:21am |
Social networking and cloud-based tools enable low-cost healthcare delivery: 'you couldn't do this 20 years ago.'
2 | September 19, 2011 6:00pm |
Jessica Green and her colleagues at the University of Oregon are exploring how microbiologists can work with architects and designers to improve healthcare environments. She explains in a new TED...
August 6, 2011 7:09pm |