Health Care Technology


  • WASHINGTON, Nov 25- The Obama administration on Monday announced a plan to help HealthCare.gov visitors cope with online glitches if traffic surges after the troubled website is working smoothly for most people this weekend as promised.

  • Obamacare tech guru says website capacity to double Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 22- HealthCare.gov, the ailing website handling health insurance sales under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, will soon be able to handle 50,000 simultaneous users, the top official charged with making it work said Friday.

  • Latest Obamacare 'fix': Turn it over to porn guys Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    The vice president of Pornhub.com has offered to help fix glitches plaguing the Obamacare website.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 21- In the last days before the botched Oct. 1 launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare website, the team in charge was seeing alarming results from performance tests, according to internal emails released by Republican lawmakers investigating the rollout.

  • Icahn reports large stake in medical device maker Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Carl Icahn, billionaire investor and chairman of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP

    Activist investor Carl Icahn reported a 12.63 stake in medical device maker Hologic, prompting the company to seek protection from a hostile takeover

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President Barack Obama, who has portrayed himself as surprised by technical problems with the government's new health care website, was briefed last spring on a detailed consultant's report that warned of system failure, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday.

  • President Barack Obama' s healthcare overhaul has security flaws that put user data at "critical risk" despite recent government assurances it is safe to use, a respected security expert said on Tuesday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 19- The rapid spread of utility meters, medical equipment and even cars connected to the Internet is drawing scrutiny from regulators and big business suppliers worried about privacy and security issues.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- One part of the Obama administration's technically flawed HealthCare.gov website is actually working as promised.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The Obama administration hopes to upgrade the performance of its faltering HealthCare.gov website this weekend by adding new capacity just two weeks before a crucial deadline for having it running smoothly, a presidential adviser said on Friday.

  • WRAPUP 3-An apologetic Obama unveils fix on health law Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 6:22 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 14- President Barack Obama on Thursday tried to ease the biggest crisis of his presidency, acknowledging missteps with his signature healthcare law and announcing a plan to help those seeing their current health plans canceled because of it.

  • UPDATE 2-Obamacare software contractor CGI posts profit Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 11:27 AM ET

    *Adjusted profit C $0.67/ share vs analysts' view C $0.62. TORONTO, Nov 14- CGI Group Inc, the main contractor for the flawed website of President Barack Obama's healthcare program, said its pipeline of orders was strong despite the negative publicity from the project.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- U.S. authorities are investigating a series of cybersecurity incidents targeting the HealthCare.gov website at the center of President Obama' s healthcare law, a U.S. homeland security official told Congress on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- Top government information technology officials were set to testify to Congress on Wednesday that they were making headway on fixing HealthCare.gov, the broken website used to sign up for President Barack Obama's signature health insurance program.

  • Nov 11- Initial enrollment estimates for President Barack Obama's healthcare reform program show participation is falling far short of expectations, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, raising pressure on the White House to get its rollout back on track. Americans must enroll by Dec. 15 for coverage that begins Jan. 1.

  • Nov 8- President Barack Obama said the White House was weighing options for fixing problems with his signature healthcare law but it may be a complicated legal and logistical task.

  • Becton Dickinson quarterly profit beats expectations Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    Nov 5- Medical technology company Becton Dickinson& Co said on Tuesday that quarterly net income fell as costs rose sharply, but after excluding litigation charges and pension settlements, the results were higher than analysts had expected.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- President Barack Obama, defiant against mounting criticism of his troubled healthcare plan, vowed on Monday to press ahead with the rollout and asked supporters to help as the White House struggled to gain control of the debate over his signature achievement.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- President Barack Obama told a small group of supporters on Monday that he wants to address federal procurement rules for information technology in the wake of a problematic launch of the website for his signature healthcare insurance program.

  • JNJ to pay $2.2 billion in US probe: Feds Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries were accused of promoting powerful psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients.

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