Health Tech

How AI Found Flint’s Lead Pipes, and Then Humans Lost Them

A machine-learning model showed promising results, but city officials and their engineering contractor abandoned it.

The Government’s Bioterror-Response Website May Be Leaking Sensitive Data

Homeland Security inspectors and a whistleblower say the site, which would be used to coordinate federal responses to a bioterror attack, isn’t secure.

Bacterial Superbugs Hitched a Ride on the International Space Station

"These species pose important health considerations for future missions."

How HHS Plans to Make Health IT Easier to Use

The agency wants to hear from doctors on how to make the tech more seamless in their day-to-day activities.

New Tech Promises to Predict Your Moods. That Might Not be a Good Thing

Your wristband or phone would serve as a sensor, helping you ward off depression, supporters of the new technology say.

This Inventor May Have Cured Motion Sickness Without Drugs. And That Could Mean a Lot to the U.S. Military

One manufacturer of virtual-reality trainers has already begun including the devices in its simulators.

GAO: CMS Doesn't Know if It's Receiving Accurate Medicaid Data

The agency needs to better guide states to ensure the nationwide data is reliable, the congressional watchdog said.

How Wearables Could Help NIH Fight Cancer

The agency aims to better monitor and personalize treatments for chronic conditions using the health data the gadgets collect.

The First Smartphone App to Detect Actual Heart Attacks Probably Won’t Be Apple’s

This app could detect a type of heart attack caused by complete blockage of an artery.

CDC is Testing Blockchain to Monitor the Country's Health in Real Time

The system would allow the agency to quickly respond to health crises as they unfold.

A Smart City Is an Accessible City

A new breed of accessibility apps can make life easier for people with disabilities. They can also make it harder.

Report: Management Drama Threatens to Derail VA’s Health Records Overhaul

The vendor’s software is also falling short of the department’s requirements, according to ProPublica.