A medical data-sharing program saved at least $2 million and gave doctors crucial insight about a pregnant woman's complications.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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Google would have had to fix a balkanized U.S. health-care system to make the service catch on.
With the rules finally set for health IT stimulus money, now comes the long march to implementation.
The data will be compared against electronic health records and patients' personal information.
A new urban network suggests how technology could remake health care.
A step toward letting medical devices communicate.
Wearable, wireless technology detects early signs of heart failure.
The study of "nanotoxicity" might seem more compelling if there was an actual nano-victim out there.
The latest medical-imaging advances provide unprecedented diagnostic power – and they’re visually stunning.
Electronic and biological tracking technologies could safeguard the nation's food, but the meat industry may be too mired in antiquated practices to buy in.