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.
What most reporters, analysts, and pundits fail to understand about health reform is that it is already here. Businesses can't afford your fat, drunk, smoking butt any more.
1 | December 31, 2009 7:44am |
It's no longer, does this software have these features and codes set up by the industry. It's does this software actually deliver meaningful data that can transform how an office works.
3 | December 28, 2009 7:58am |
What this revolution is all about is stopping my next heart attack as well as yours, and using data against all chronic conditions where knowing the truth can save lives.
2 | December 14, 2009 10:07am |
A medical extension service would be modeled on the agriculture extension services that transformed farming in the last century. Agents would work with doctors, clinics, and hospitals on saving...
December 9, 2009 10:46am |
Looking for corporate sustainability ideas, the EPA recognizes eight companies that have actually ACHIEVED some of their long-term sustainability goals
December 3, 2009 1:40pm |
Every other nation on Earth makes decisions on what to cover, and how, based on data. Only the United States leaves such questions in the hands of politicians.
December 3, 2009 12:43pm |
It has to be carefully regulated, and it falls outside the current health reform debate, but vertical integration in health care is an idea whose time has come.
6 | December 2, 2009 11:42am |
A premier Chicago hotel's novel approach to Wi-Fi installation uses the HVAC system to spread a wireless signal within skyscrapers.
December 2, 2009 2:20am |
Smart should not be controversial. But smart means seeing the world's problems as complicated, solutions as interconnected. It also means taking responsibility for unintended consequences.
34 | December 1, 2009 1:14pm |
New study of 4,000 hospitals finds that IT systems have driven up administrative costs, with minimal gains in healthcare processes or quality. But is technology meant to be the cure-all for...
27 | December 1, 2009 8:46am |
Scientists told women that they can forego tests that might result in false positives, unnecessary biopsies and the lopping-off of body parts with no good effect. That's good news except on days...
7 | November 18, 2009 1:26pm |
What would Peter Drucker have to say about the current state of business and the economy?
1 | November 18, 2009 3:00am |
A new survey suggests Americans are more pessimistic about the country's role in future innovation than outsiders, but it could be just a matter of time before reality catches up with perception.
4 | November 17, 2009 6:09pm |
What data does is improve care and drive down costs. The medical profession has systems for using such data, procedures going back decades, but this use is often hampered by the small numbers of...
November 17, 2009 11:06am |
FedEx unveiled a gadget called SenseAware that tracks a packages temperature, location, light exposure and other data and integrates it into a Web collaboration portal. The device will first be...
3 | November 17, 2009 6:00am |
Look beyond the economic crisis at the world of opportunities emerging, Buffett and Gates urge
1 | November 16, 2009 3:45pm |
The only way we will ever cut health costs is by making hard choices on what we should be covering. Our present system puts politicians in charge of this. Comparative effectiveness gives data a...
25 | November 13, 2009 2:06pm |
Concussions have been a huge issue for the National Football League and football players and much of the focus revolves around helmets. Is it time to get rid of helmets completely?
3 | November 11, 2009 10:05am |
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 |
In a recent post Scott Snyder gave us a look into his new book "The World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution". Today he shares the top 5 trends in wireless and 5 Jobs of the future.
2 | November 9, 2009 3:00am |