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Google invests in company developing service robots

Google has invested in robotics company Savioke, which plans to produce a robot that could work in places such as nursing homes and hospitals.
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Scientists battle cancer with nanoballoons and lasers

Scientists are working with nanoballoons that are popped by lasers to target chemotherapy treatments directly at cancerous tumors.

Healthcare.gov sees a maintenance outage on sign-up deadline day

The U.S. government's flagship health insurance exchange website, Healthcare.gov, was temporarily shut down Monday, the deadline for people to sign up for health coverage under the new law.

Intel acquires health band maker Basis Science

In another sign of the mainstream growth of wearable devices, Intel has acquired high-end health tracker maker Basis Science.

Report rips state officials, Oracle over Oregon's troubled healthcare site

A newly released, independent audit of Oregon's disastrous Obamacare website implementation takes both state officials and site contractor Oracle to task, saying each side contributed to problems that have generated a political firestorm in recent months.

Healthcare IT In Depth

Forrester Outlines IT Imperatives for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare providers such hospitals, medical offices and clinics face an unsettling reality, according to a recent Forrester report: Embrace the cloud, big data, mobile and other emerging technology or get acquired by a healthcare organization that's successfully been there and done that.

Will Healthcare Ever Take IT Security Seriously?

A recent threat intelligence study reports widespread security vulnerabilities in healthcare organizations, many of which went unnoticed for months. In December, a developer pulled unencrypted data from a 'certified' mobile health app in less than a minute. Why is it so hard for healthcare to get security right?

Fixing Healthcare Requires Netflix-Like Disruption

Healthcare is broken. No one disputes that. No one lacks perspective on how to fix it, either. The challenge, though, is disrupting a system that makes more money treating sickness than it does preventing it. Technology and innovation can play a part, but so can flipping the entire care model on its head.

GE Healthcare CTO Says IT Needs to Embrace Mobile, Cloud to Remain Relevant

GE Healthcare CTO Nevin Zimmermann talks with IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant about mobile, cloud, big data and more. Zimmermann also discusses how his team is evolving and why CIOs must embrace technology changes.

6 Software Development Lessons From Healthcare.gov's Failed Launch

"I spent $174 million on a website and all I got was this bad press."

HealthCare.gov's problems: What we know so far

More than a month after it went live, a couple of large questions remain about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' botched launch of HealthCare.gov.

What's Wrong With Healthcare.gov's Price Estimator

In the early days of Healthcare.gov, I praised the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for publishing a dataset with sample rates for every health plan participating in the federal health insurance marketplace.

Hospital CIO Leads Effort To Train Veterans For IT Jobs

An innovative program at Rush University Medical Center will support returning veterans by helping them find careers in the IT field.

How to get a job in healthcare IT

With demand increasing for IT practitioners in healthcare, can tech pros in other industries switch niches? Healthcare IT practitioners offer advice on what you need to make a move. (Registration required.)

Will Government Shutdown Boost Private IT Hiring?

With the government closed for business, private-sector firms should consider poaching public-sector IT talent to fill open tech positions.

How IT Can Produce Better Patient Care

For Dr. Bob Laskowski, president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System, technology means empowering physicians and patients.

5 Ways CIOs Need to Prepare for Obamacare

Healthcare reform in the United States focuses mainly on providing coverage to the uninsured, and odds are good that your company offers health insurance to most employees. However, there are still reporting and security requirements you'll need to deal with -- and you'll have to be a vocal leader to make sure these tasks are a high priority.