Health Care Technology


  • High Tech Worker Shortage: Has Anything Changed? Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    Alarm bells over the lack of high tech workers in the U.S. have been ringing for years. Most analysts say the problem is worse, but some say it's overblown.

  • How Microprocessors Are Reinventing the Prosthesis Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    Faced with more service members returning without limbs from Iraq and Afghanistan, scientists, the government and private-sector companies are using new materials, tools and techniques to create sophisticated prostheses for amputees.

  • Recession-Proof Industries Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

  • Megachange: Future of Health Care     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    Looking ahead to 2050, Carl McDonald, Citi health care analyst, shares insight on how cost could change, which companies will benefit, and ways in which Medicare and Medicaid could develop.

  • Jim Cramer: Play This Health Care Tech Name, Not That Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 6:42 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host admits he made a mistake, and now recommends a different name in the health care information technology wars.

  • Abiomed CEO on Blowout Earnings     Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Medical device maker, Abiomed's CEO, Michael Minogue, discusses his company's earnings beat, and whether the ultra expensive stock, selling for 5.8 times next year's sales, still has room to run, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Physicians Embrace Web-Based Health Solutions Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 9:07 AM ET

    Physicians are embracing Web-based software solutions that are bringing healthcare services into the home.

  • Driving Growth at Cyberonics     Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 2:30 PM ET

    Insight on treating epilepsy, with Daniel Moore, Cyberonics president & CEO.

  • Medical-Device Tax Could Cost US Jobs: Industry Official Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 5:35 PM ET

    A spokesman for the medical-technology industry warned that a new medical-device tax that goes into effect in 2013 under the Obama health-care law could force some companies to cut jobs.

  • The Future of Medical Technology     Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 6:41 AM ET

    Insight on how the difficult time in the U.S. is impacting the business of medical technology, with José Almeida, Covidien president/CEO.

  • Athenahealth CEO on Company's Success     Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    Athenahealth, a cloud-based physician software vendor, has continued to hit new highs this year with the stock up 48% year-to-date and 33% revenue growth since last year. Jonathan Bush, Athenahealth CEO, discusses what's behind the company's success.

  • 15 Influential Innovations of the Past 50 Years Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    Innovation has come at such a dizzying pace in recent decades that it has transformed our world in ways once only imagined in science fiction. As part of our "Future of Innovation" special report, we decided to take a look at some of the most influential innovations of the recent past. Compiling a definitive list turned out to be difficult, if not impossible — and almost certainly up for fierce debate. Nevertheless, we gave it a shot. Here is our list of the 15 of the most influential inventions

    Here is our list of the 15 of the most influential inventions over the past 50 years, created using a variety of studies as reference points, including ones from Knowledge@Wharton and Popular Mechanics.

  • Will Digital Health Records Ever Happen? Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    Though the U.S. had made much progress taking medical record keeping into the digital age, there's still some doubt that the government will reach its target by the prescribed deadline.

  • The federal government has received a surge in complaints in recent months about failed hip replacements, suggesting that serious problems persist with some types of artificial hips even as researchers scramble to evaluate the health dangers.  The New York Times reports.

  • TPG Capital Buying Immucor for $1.97 Billion in Cash Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 9:55 AM ET

    Blood-testing equipment maker Immucor says it agreed to be acquired by TPG Capital in a deal worth $1.97 billion, or $27 per share in cash.

  • Tech Titans In CNBC's Top States For Business 2011 Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 4:39 PM ET

    Ranking  No. 1 for the 5th year running, California surpassed even its own 2010 performance. Yet, tech-savvy runners-up to the Silicon Valley state aren’t that far behind.

  • Biotech's Healthy Growth     Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | 6:31 AM ET

    Biotech is projected to expand at an annual rate of 1.5%. A look at innovation and growth in the industry, with Jim Greenwood, Biotechnology Industry Organization president/CEO.

  • Weighing the Cost of Obesity     Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | 11:24 AM ET

    Making a case for lap-band surgery and discussing the benefits to patients and insurance companies, with David Pyott, Allergan CEO.

  • Test Shows Promise in E. Coli Screening Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 12:22 PM ET

    A new test developed by a unit of biotech company Life Technologies has shown success in quickly pinpointing the strain of E. coli involved in a European outbreak that has killed 25 people and sickened more than 2,400 worldwide.

  • How Cloud Technology Can Cut Energy Costs Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 11:00 AM ET
    Professor Stephen Hawking

    While growing computing demand will mean more energy consumption, wider use of cloud computing technology will prove to be a net benefit to the environment over the longer term, say industry watchers.