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The Future Of... Hospitals

Hospital stays are rarely relaxing - but at Mountain View's El Camino Hospital, robots run errands, communication devices keep noise to a minimum and patient beds help translate doctors' orders. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das takes a tour of one of the most technologically advanced medical facilities in the world.

published September 1, 2010 by


Roxon outlines how e-health will work

Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon yesterday provided further details on how the Federal Government's electronic health record project will work in practice, although details of exactly how budget funds will be spent on the project remain scarce.

published June 28, 2010 by


U.S. CTO: Health care needs better billing systems

At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Franicsco, U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra talks about IT changes that need to be made to the current health care system. He believes one of the biggest areas of waste is the money spent on billing within the system, with 17 cents of every dollar going towards medical billing. He says his department is working on solutions to reduce these costs.

published October 21, 2009 by


Image search software helps detect cancer

At JavaOne in San Francisco, Calif., James Gosling, creator of Java, and Christopher Boone, CEO of Visuvi, demonstrate new image search software powered by Java that analyzes information based on content of the image. The software is currently being used in the medical field. For example, health care professionals are able to compare images that may or may not have cancerous cells and then make a relevant diagnosis.

published June 5, 2009 by


RIM shines on Wall Street--for now

ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz talks about Research In Motion's recent praise from UBS analyst Jeffrey Fan and whether his notes are merited. Diaz believes the company's successful first-quarter was due to some special promotions and that the second quarter will be a better gauge of RIM's long-term health as competition in the smartphone market heats up.

published May 7, 2009 by


Biotech for food, fuel

At the AlwaysOn GoingGreen conference in Sausalito, Calif., J. Craig Venter says going from food to fuel--corn to ethanol--is taking resources in the wrong direction. He discusses oil palm and the jatropha genome as future fuel possibilities, and talks about algae as a way to convert carbon back into a useful chemical.

published September 18, 2008 by


Intel chairman highlights partnerships around the world

At the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco, company Chairman Craig Barrett explains how, by collaborating with teachers and doctors around the world, technology can improve lives. Demonstrated are an inexpensive digital whiteboard created from a Wii, and a cell phone that can read bar codes on a health ID card.

published August 19, 2008 by


LinuxWorld: Health care IT solutions

At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, McKesson CIO Randal Spratt explains why his company deploys its health care applications on Linux. He says these applications are scalable, affordable on tight hospital budgets, and reliable--making better patient care possible.

published August 5, 2008 by


Apple earnings call fuels rumor mill

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to senior editor Sam Diaz about Apple's Q2 report. Topics include new products for the school year, possible price drops, and whether the status of Steve Jobs' health should be disclosed to investors.

published July 22, 2008 by


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