IBM wants to use the power of its Watson computing system— which famously won TV's "Jeopardy" a few years back— to analyze mountains of data collected from individuals who use health-related smartphone apps, fitness bands and other gadgets. A new IBM business will provide Internet computing services for health-care companies and researchers to collect and...» Read More
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.
If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.
The “Mad Money” host admits he made a mistake, and now recommends a different name in the health care information technology wars.
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 are embracing Web-based software solutions that are bringing healthcare services into the home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Making a case for lap-band surgery and discussing the benefits to patients and insurance companies, with David Pyott, Allergan CEO.
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.
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.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) outlines his bid for US president. "Why have we given up on the free market?" he says. "What we're doing is destroying the purchasing power of the dollar."
Medtronic, the world's largest medical device maker, says its fourth-quarter net income dropped 19 percent on expenses related to its recent layoffs.
The Centers for Disease Control considers obesity in America an epidemic; more than one out of three adults and 17 percent of all children are technically overweight to the point of obesity.
Spending a month in China earlier this year left me with a clear picture of a nation of rapid change, vast scale, and stark contrasts. All of these factors create opportunities – and challenges – for American businesses in China, and particularly for those of us in health care.
Personalized medicine has finally arrived and is poised to deliver significant health improvement and healthcare cost savings.
The government is making an increasing number of expensive life-saving or life extending drugs and devices available to more people, but is that the right thing to do and can we afford it, anyway?