Categories: Healthcare Innovation

Mayo Clinic to Telemonitor Heart Patients

Posted by: Michael Arndt on November 05

Mayo Clinic is moving toward becoming more of a virtual hospital. The not-for-profit complex just announced a telemedicine collaboration this morning with a Swiss semiconductor company, STMicroelectronics, to monitor the...

Trialing Philips’s DirectLife health program

Posted by: Michael Arndt on October 13

By Venessa Wong of BusinessWeek's Innovation and Design staff In a recent meeting with Erik de Heus, CEO of New Wellness Solutions at Philips Electronics (PHG), the multinational health-care, consumer...

The Next Hot Entrepreneurs: Science PhDs

Posted by: Reena Jana on August 05

Biotech is the industry that is attracting the most venture capital dollars, according to the latest stats from the National Venture Capital Association. So wouldn't it make sense that science...

Can a Start-up Save Soldiers Scarred by War?

Posted by: Jessie Scanlon on July 31

A friend of my mine works for a VA hospital. His specialty is PTSD, or post traumatic stress disorder. He never talks to me about specific patients, but he has...

GE Announces Loans for Electronic Medical Records

Posted by: Reena Jana on June 15

GE Healthcare today launched Stimulus Simplicity, a new financing and product-certification program that will offer zero percent interest loans to physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, and other organizations. The concept is...

The Doctor's Office -- Obsolete?

Posted by: Jessie Scanlon on June 03

Certainly not yet, but today online healthcare reached a milestone with the announcement that American Well -- a start-up whose technology allows patients and doctors to connect live in realtime...

Could AT&T Prevent Falls Among the Elderly?

Posted by: Damian Joseph on May 14

AT&T may be best known today for the iPhone, but the telecom company is up to some fascinating research that could expand its wireless business. AT&T is experimenting with telehealth...

Online Healthcare Hits the Heartland

Posted by: Jessie Scanlon on April 13

Tomorrow at the World Health Congress in Washington, D.C., Blue Cross and Blue Shield Minnesota will officially announce its partnership with American Well. The Boston-based start-up is the developer of...

Stopping Epidemics before They Start

Posted by: Jessie Scanlon on April 05

In late March, thanks to a random safety check by Kraft Foods, and calls to the Food and Drug Administration from two ill people, health officials learned of salmonella-contaminated pistachios,...

Wal-Mart and e-Health: Notes from Reporting this week's magazine story

Posted by: Reena Jana on December 03

In the December 8 issue of BusinessWeek's print edition, on newsstands now, I've got a story on Wal-Mart's push toward digital personal health records (PHRs) for its eligible employees, in...

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