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.
Contractors can still be hired under an open source model, but the software that emerges from that contract is owned by the agency, and can be shared through an open source license with state and...
3 | August 24, 2009 7:17am |
Energy is a sector where government is filling in gaps left by the private sector during slack demand for electricity. People beat up on government all the time, but the energy policy has finally...
August 20, 2009 9:52am |
The time-honored stories of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, Jerry Yang, and Sergey Brin starting up their ventures while just barely out of their teens are the stuff of entrepreneurial...
2 | August 19, 2009 8:50am |
NAHIT may be best known for its work in defining key health IT terms, which includes the difference between an Electronic Medical Record (it can be accessed within a health organization) and an...
2 | August 18, 2009 7:35am |
The current recession appears to be affecting employment among men more disproportionately than women, according to the Economix blog published by The New York Times. Because many of the layoffs...
5 | August 11, 2009 9:36am |
China's media is still trumpeting swine flu panic, still playing the quarantine game, but the time has now come to ask a very hard question. Was their attitude toward this and ours wrong? Had the...
3 | August 10, 2009 8:27am |
Are PHRs a threat to privacy? Can we put such records into the clouds and maintain control over them?
7 | August 8, 2009 8:57am |
I don't want some hoser suing me in the Eastern District of Texas claiming he wants cash for my baldness. But if he creates an invention so baldness becomes a choice, I have no objection to being...
2 | August 7, 2009 12:09pm |
The same bad habits threatening your heart today may threaten your mind tomorrow. The same moderation we preach in middle age can help you in later life.
1 | August 4, 2009 7:19am |
The result is that Republicans on Senate Finance now face the choice between a Baucus bill lacking all the elements of reform the President previously laid out -- a public option, employer...
7 | July 28, 2009 7:31am |
The criticism, and the headlines, are a grand kabuki hiding the real action in the Budget Committee.
8 | July 19, 2009 6:20am |
In describing what he calls the top five reasons healthcare is broken, Alex Rivlin of Insuremonkey offers special contempt for what might be called the doctor-detailer complex.
1 | July 17, 2009 9:09am |
The event was scheduled to have maximum impact on two ongoing political debates, one the "meaningful use" debate concerning health IT, which could bring Cisco millions in stimulus money, the other...
5 | July 16, 2009 7:38am |
If you're a multinational company, where should you locate your research and development organization or your organizations for innovation, if you will? There's a debate being featured on the...
6 | July 14, 2009 11:59pm |
WiFi is great for hospitals. It frees doctors from being tied to a phone. It can deliver medical records to a patient's bedside in a flash. A hospital system can have all the security and auditing...
4 | July 10, 2009 6:55am |
What most successful RHIOs have in common is a key vendor driving the exchange process. In the case of western North Carolina it's IBM. The next step is combining regional efforts into a...
2 | July 9, 2009 6:33am |
Reducing fear is what health reform, and health IT reform, is all about. It's about giving us all the control Steve Jobs has over knowledge of our condition, and placing any obligations to...
1 | July 8, 2009 8:37am |
Most of the debate over getting U.S. health care costs in line with those of the rest of the world involves finger pointing. Is it the profits made by insurers? Is it the lack of automation? Is it...
5 | July 7, 2009 9:38am |
Let's establish procedures under which all breaches can be investigated, and perpetrators prosecuted. Let's work to make computer security a global crime, one every country takes seriously. Treat...
2 | June 30, 2009 8:41am |
Corporations collect tons of data on their customers, from demographic information to preferences. But how can they better leverage that information so that the entire company --and its customers...
1 | June 30, 2009 3:00am |