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.
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March 25, 2010 8:00am |
Japanese electronics giant Toshiba is in talks with a company backed by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates to jointly develop advanced nuclear reactors that can reuse their own fuel.
5 | March 24, 2010 4:43am |
When the history of our time is written, one of the biggest tech stories will be the revolution of 3D
5 | March 23, 2010 10:22am |
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown wants delivery of ALL government services to go online within four years. At the same time, he wants to shutter many if not most government offices. Is this...
March 22, 2010 3:00am |
Once some paperwork is done to get past HIPAA the rest is fairly automatic. The hospital's EHR becomes a PHR on the site. Communications are secured between members of your group and the caregivers.
March 18, 2010 10:17am |
Data is the real health reform. The legislation is just about who pays, and how. How much they pay is a market process, but that process has been hampered by the lack of a thumb on the buyer's...
7 | March 17, 2010 10:12am |
Diabetes is dealt with best by eating right and staying active, along with basic control of blood sugar levels.
1 | March 15, 2010 8:14am |
New York agrees to pay $657.5 million to settle the 10,000 lawsuits claiming the dust left the Ground Zero workers ill. It started with a cough. But now, thousands of the first responders are sick...
2 | March 12, 2010 12:29pm |
Two research teams have completely sequenced the genomes of people who suffer from genetic disease -- and have come to a surprising twist in our understanding of how it's caused.
1 | March 12, 2010 11:03am |
The technology at this week's HIMSS show is aimed at reducing the need for intravenous permission, and limiting that permission to what is most likely to deliver value.
4 | March 4, 2010 7:09am |
Thanks to machine-to-machine communications, we now have access to more data than ever. But how you act on it will define your company's future.
March 3, 2010 1:56pm |
The problems of doctors and the CIA have more in common than you think. Both are better when you get as much intelligence as possible in the right form to the right hands.
March 3, 2010 8:57am |
In the history of health IT Mark Leavitt will go down as a transitional figure. It was important, during the last decade, for health IT systems to deliver on their promise, and create bills for...
1 | March 1, 2010 5:24pm |
Did you know that the United States spends more on health care than any other country in the world, yet has higher rates of infant mortality, diabetes and other ailments than many of its developed...
March 1, 2010 8:33am |
How do other countries manage to cover everyone for 8-12% of their gross domestic product, while we pay 17% and leave one in six out? It's because, whether their systems are public as in Canada or...
7 | February 25, 2010 8:06am |
Nova Laboratories Ltd. and Oxford University are trumpeting a new method to make vaccines shelf-stable, essential if they're to become commonplace in tropical climates.
3 | February 18, 2010 7:09am |
Retail mini-clinics can act as a safety valve on an overburdened and over-priced healthcare system.
February 17, 2010 7:43am |
While the science of the heart, or of cancer, is of the 21st century, psychiatry remains mired in the 19th, not only in the rejection of science by those sworn to treat mental problems, but in the...
2 | February 11, 2010 8:18am |
Promoting the idea that being zero (at least when it comes to carbon footprints) is a pretty cool thing
Most people can't be expected to change their energy consumption if they can't visualize the impact. That's where Zerofootprint Software steps in.
February 11, 2010 7:59am |
The CDC estimates 10-20% of hospital patients get some infection each year. Pronovost has now proven this can be virtually eliminated, at a cost of near zero.
6 | February 4, 2010 8:34am |