Health Care Technology


  • AMSTERDAM/ SAN FRANCISCO, June 26- Dutch healthcare and lighting company Philips said on Thursday it was teaming up with Salesforce, one of the first cloud-computing companies in the United States, to offer online management of chronic diseases.

  • Vertex's biotech breakthrough     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the pharmaceutical company has developed a new drug that significantly improves lung function in the treatment of cystic fibrosis.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- For decades, medical technology firms have searched for ways to let diabetics check blood sugar easily, with scant success.

  • This start-up just became NYC's richest Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    ZocDoc is the new king of New York start-ups.

  • WebMD wants to collect health data in one place Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    The WebMD application is demonstrated on an Apple Inc. iPad Air.

    WebMD will launch Healthy Target, a service that collects data from wearables to offer up personalized health content and tips.

  • US health care data suggest weak first-quarter GDP Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    A patient find his room at the Central Blind Rehabilitation Center at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital.

    Data released shows weaker health care spending in the US.

  • An Obamacare monopoly would be 'very sad': CEO Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    A possible White House move to bail out insurance companies would be a slip toward government domination of health care, Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush says.

  • Nevada dumps Xerox health exchange Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 5:38 PM ET

    Nevada's health-care exchange is cutting ties with Xerox and will partner with the federal system for 2015, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported.

  • Allergan rejects Valeant's 'cut and slash' takeover Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    Botox by Allergan

    U.S. medical firm Allergan rejected the unsolicited takeover offer from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, saying it substantially undervalued the company.

  • Boston Scientific subpoenaed over heart device Friday, 9 May 2014 | 6:25 AM ET
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services building, Washington, DC.

    Boston Scientific received a subpoena this week from the Department of Health and Human Services seeking information about its defibrillators.

  • *Sees 2nd- qtr revenue $2.50 bln- $2.53 bln vs est. May 7- Technology outsourcing company Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp said growth in its North America healthcare business would remain slow this quarter due to lower spending by customers adjusting to U.S. healthcare reforms.

  • *Forecasts 2nd- quarter revenue $2.50 bln- $2.53 bln vs est. May 7- Technology outsourcing company Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp said growth in its North America healthcare business would remain slow this quarter due to lower spending by customers as they adjust to changes brought on by Obamacare.

  • WASHINGTON, April 30- The United States has resisted lobbying by U.S. drug and pharmaceutical companies to take tougher trade action against India for its intellectual property policies, deciding against risking ties with a likely new government in New Delhi.

  • J&J beats forecasts, helped by new medicines Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    Johnson & Johnson turned in a solid first quarter Tuesday, topping analysts' profit and revenue estimates and increasing its 2014 earnings forecast by 5 cents a share.

  • BlackBerry buys minority stake in healthcare IT firm Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Waterloo, Ontario- based BlackBerry, a pioneer in the smartphone industry, has fallen on hard times as its market share has waned in recent years.

  • White House hints at wiggle room on deadline Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 6:00 PM ET
    A man enrolls in a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act in Miami.

    People who already started the process of signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act may get a little more time to finish enrolling.

  • March 14- Shares of healthcare information provider Castlight Health Inc rose more than 160 percent in their debut, making the listing the strongest by a technology company so far this year. Castlight's shares opened at $37.50 and touched a high of $41.95 on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the company at about $3.63 billion.

  • Got migraines? The FDA has a headband for you Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    The Cefaly device uses a mild electric current to prevent migraines.

  • Venture funds see growth in health care start-ups Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    As healthcare reform begins to take shape, venture capitalists see emerging opportunities in digital health start-ups.

  • Why Obamacare is here to stay     Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 10:53 PM ET

    Jason Husser, assistant professor of political science at Elon University, tells CNBC's "Cash Flow" that congressional Republicans are too fractious to repeal Obamacare.