Health Care Technology


  • 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.

  • The pulse of digital health     Sunday, 19 Jan 2014 | 8:21 PM ET

    Halle Tecco, Founder and CEO of Rock Health, discusses emerging trends in health care in the wake of the Affordable Care Act.

  • BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Jan 16- A cybersecurity professional warned that the U.S. government failed to implement fixes to protect the HealthCare.gov website from hackers at a congressional hearing that Democratic lawmakers claimed was politically motivated.

  • BOSTON, Jan 16- A group of cyber security professionals is warning that the U.S. government has failed to implement fixes to protect the HealthCare.gov website from hackers, some three months after experts first pointed out the problem.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 8- If you went to visit your doctor and a drug company representative was sitting in the room with you, ready to hand out pamphlets and samples, you'd likely cry foul. Depending on what electronic health record system your physician uses, the digital version of this sort of thing is already happening.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 30- U.S. health official Michelle Snyder, who oversaw the building of the troubled Obamacare website, HealthCare.gov, is retiring from her job as chief operating officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

  • Obamacare Inc: Allies urge White House to tap CEO Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies to name a CEO to run its health insurance marketplace.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 29- The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies on healthcare reform to name a chief executive to run its federal health insurance marketplace and allay the concerns of insurers after the rocky rollout of Obamacare.

  • Dec 18- Some technical experts are perplexed at the U.S. government's plan to switch web hosts for its new health insurance portal, HealthCare.gov, in the midst of an expected last-minute rush to beat a March 31 enrollment deadline for 2014 coverage.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the appointment of a former Microsoft Corp executive to oversee its revamped HealthCare.gov website and expand on technology improvements achieved by the site's outgoing czar, Jeffrey Zients.

  • China shares linger at 2-week lows, financials weak Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 2:06 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Dec 12- China shares lingered at their lowest in more than two weeks on Thursday, as weakness in the finance and mining sectors offset strength in pharmaceutical and information technology counters. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings closed down 0.1 percent at 2,410 points, its lowest closing since Nov. 26.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- As online enrollment accelerates for medical insurance under President Barack Obama's health law, the government is relying on manual back-up systems to correct computer errors that could leave some enrollees uninsured, the top U.S. health official said on Wednesday.

  • *Tech adviser cites dramatic improvement since Oct. 1. Dec 1- Two months after the disastrous launch of a website that is a key component of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, administration officials said on Sunday they had met their goal of getting the HealthCare.gov site running smoothly but warned that it needs more fixes.

  • HealthCare.gov 'deploying well,' says White House Sunday, 1 Dec 2013 | 9:48 AM ET
    A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California.

    "The bottom line, healthare.gov is night and day from where it was on Oct 1," said Jeff Zients on Sunday, who is in charge of fixing the web site.

  • Nov 30- The rollout of President Barack Obama's healthcare law entered a critical phase on Saturday, the deadline for substantially fixing the program's troubled enrollment website, as the administration scrambled to address the most obvious glitches.

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it is replacing data center services from Verizon Communications Inc's Terremark subsidiary, with services from Hewlett-Packard Co..

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