Sonamba's Wellbeing Monitor (right), for healthy seniors aging-in-place, is designed as a mass market device that can go through cell phone sales channels.
Covering all areas of medical technology, and the public policies under which they're paid for. From networked systems and electronic medical records to gadgets, breakthroughs, and research.
Dana Blankenhorn has been a business journalist since 1978, and has covered technology since 1982. He launched the Interactive Age Daily, the first daily coverage of the Internet to launch with a magazine, in September 1994.
ZocDoc has launched an iPhone app that lets people in 5 major markets make appointments with doctors over the phone.
I hope that what emerges does help accelerate the industry, but it's the industry that is most important here, not the government.
The Office of National Coordinator has a Web site up now listing dozens of products that have already been certified including at least 21 full EHR systems.
If having a family does not require sex, and all that entails, if humanity is something that can come from a test tube, then we really are in a new place on humanity's journey across the cosmos. We are in the 21st century.
What we have lacked in America's health system is lifelong communication. Change that, and you will not only bend the health care cost curve, you are going to bring a lot of people into a fulfilling lifetime career.
Just as adolescents reach the age of temptation, they lose access to many health services, and this is what health reform is most designed to change.
Concierge medicine may require the largest per-patient tech upgrade in the whole health care complex.
Catastrophic plans do more than bring health insurance back to its insurance roots. They also start a discussion within the market.
Trying to use government to prevent competition, and to limit costly requirements for your firm, is a time-honored Washington tradition.
If entrepreneurs are willing to do what they all claim they always wish to do, which is to see problems as an opportunity, there is a lot of money to be made in health reform.
Researchers looked at the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and matched it against trends in cell phone use and texting volume.
Remember how patients were upset over insurers getting their medical records in order to exclude high-risk people from coverage? Now it's the doctors' turn, and they're going to be just as angry.
Universities have replaced banks and corporate offices as the driving forces behind urban development and health is one of their primary products.
The rapid approval of new testing facilities is like the opening of new cash register lines in a store, preventing a backlog on testing would keep vendors from getting EHRs approved for customers seeking that sweet, sweet stimulus cash.