Health Tech

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.

You Should Be Worried About Your DNA Privacy

DNA databases are just the beginning.

Pentagon's Health Record Platform Shows Progress After Initial Setbacks

The system has decreased emergency room wait times and increased the number of patients facilities are able to treat, the vendor reports.

Hackers Breach Healthcare.gov

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services acknowledged 75,000 people's records were accessed but haven’t disclosed who might be behind it.

Pentagon, VA Leaders Commit to Boosting Accountability in Health Record Overhaul

Both secretaries pledged to re-examine the multibillion-dollar program’s organization structure and timelines.