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'Smart' cane among the robotic projects landing federal grants

Development of a "smart" cane that can send navigation information to the user is just one of the projects funded through $38 million in federal grants awarded as part of the National...

Self-referrals increase costly cancer treatment

A study published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that doctors who can profit from using expensive intensity-modulate radiation therapy (IMRT) are twice as likely to recommend...

HIMSS ICD-10 test finds there's plenty of room for improvement

Coders participating in an ICD-10 test by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) achieved an average accuracy rate...

Is genetic testing the future of healthcare?

The chief executive of a startup genetic testing company called 23andMe says her company can revolutionize healthcare by shifting the emphasis from diagnosis to prevention. Anne Wojcicki has raised...

How hackers could hijack HealthCare.gov

President Obama may have tapped Jeff Zients, one of his economic advisers, and communications giant Verizon to start fixing the troubled HealthCare.gov, but a bigger problem may be on the horizon:...

'Stealth' drug delivery system targets tough-to-treat breast cancer

MIT researchers have developed a "stealth" drug delivery system to attack a type of breast cancer that is highly resistant to current therapies. In an article at ACS Nano, Paula T. Hammond...

Obama orders tech surge to fix exchange website problems

President Barack Obama said there's no excuse for the technical glitches that have beleaguered the health insurance exchanges since opening and  he's taking steps to remove the problems.

Jeff Zients to head Obama's 'tech surge' team fixing HealthCare.gov

Jeff Zients, a former corporate executive and one of President Barack Obama's economic advisers, will lead the "tech surge" team focused on fixing the flawed HealthCare.gov website, CBS...

Technology's role in improving patient experience expands

Health IT is strengthening provider communications with patients and influencing patient-engagement strategies, according a new health IT survey. The findings come as the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) announces a new project to develop a Patient Experience Framework, an evolution of the group's Patient Engagement Framework.

Interactive program helps prostate cancer patients weigh treatment options

An online interactive program developed by Thomas Jefferson University researchers helps patients assess the pros and cons of different prostate cancer treatment options, according to an announcement...