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 acquired privately held Initiate Systems, which makes data integrity software, for an undisclosed sum.
February 3, 2010 7:13am |
A World Health Organization immunization expert talks about the impact of the Gates Foundation contribution.
11 | February 3, 2010 4:00am |
Here's a look at the major technology and science priorities listed in President Obama's $3.8 trillion proposed fiscal 2011 budget.
February 2, 2010 10:40am |
How can anyone claim to be a doctor when they ignore the standard diagnostic criteria and basically just do what they want? How are insurers supposed to pay you for your work when you ignore the...
2 | February 2, 2010 9:16am |
Can clean energy get its due in Washington? A group of more than 100 related organizations is doing its best to make it so.
6 | February 1, 2010 7:21am |
By putting his money on the side of medical science, Bill Gates has also put himself on the line against the anti-vaccination movement. Sometimes smart must also be courageous.
1 | January 29, 2010 6:07am |
In a new report, PBS correspondents try to understand the impact -- negative and positive -- that constant connectivity may have on future generations.
3 | January 27, 2010 9:08am |
Health data carries the same risks as financial data, but its collection and use holds the promise for even more benefits. Population studies become both easier and more valid as we collect more data.
16 | January 26, 2010 10:08am |
Bill Gates delivered his 2010 annual letter for the Bill & Melina Gates Foundation and pointed out a potential health care aid conundrum ahead: Spending on reducing global warming could crimp the...
21 | January 25, 2010 12:37pm |
Top 20 most popular future jobs of 2030: Vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler, narrowcaster
In 2030, some of the most popular jobs could be vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler or narrowcaster, according to a new U.K. report.
7 | January 19, 2010 10:48am |
There's no doubt the company is responsible. This is also involving more products than just Tylenol, which could add a taint to the company's reputation for some time.
January 15, 2010 7:40am |
Next Tuesday's election to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy has broad implications. Here's why.
14 | January 14, 2010 10:56am |
In an address to business executives in London, IBM CEO Sam Palmisano outlines the real progress being made on smart planet initiatives around the world and challenges companies, communities and...
1 | January 13, 2010 3:10pm |
If we can make war a little safer, why not football?
4 | January 13, 2010 9:59am |
Why do economies succeed, why do they fail and how do we profit in the days ahead. Craig Thomas, a veteran private-sector economist and author of The Econosphere joins us to answer these questions...
23 | January 11, 2010 3:00am |
Health reform is about telling people to take responsibility for things they may not care about, things they may well think are none of your business, their most personal habits.
5 | January 7, 2010 8:25am |
The smartest surgeons are following 'The Checklist Manifesto' and lowering the death rate at hospitals.
3 | January 7, 2010 3:29am |
The case for cogeneration: By harnessing waste heat from power production, commercial facilities can get more energy-efficient on a local scale.
3 | January 6, 2010 4:50am |
The trend of doctors losing their independence, or giving it up for the joys of business life, seems irreversible. Will doctor strikes follow?
5 | January 5, 2010 9:29am |
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 |