Medical Technology

White House wants user-friendly electronic health records

Mar 6, 2018

White House launches initiative on user-friendly electronic health records; Medicare to play major role

How Congress used the shutdown deal to cut more taxes

Jan 25, 2018

The deal that ended the government shutdown also further cut taxes, adding billions more to the national deficit

Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says not clear yet

Jan 23, 2018

Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says not clear yet if they'll be boon to public health or liability

Philanthropists donate $100 million to 2 Boston hospitals

Jan 22, 2018

A telecommunications executive and his wife have given gifts worth a combined $100 million to two Boston hospitals to support innovation and patient care

Indiana health network pays about $55,000 ransom to hackers

Jan 17, 2018

A central Indiana health network says it has paid a roughly $55,000 ransom to hackers to regain access to hospital computer systems

Fowl weather friends: Arkansas students print 3-D duck leg

Jan 5, 2018

Eighth-grade science students have used a 3-D printer to create a prosthetic leg for a duck found without a foot shortly after he hatched

Civil rights probe of black man's police shooting is closed

Jan 4, 2018

Federal prosecutors in New York have decided not to bring criminal charges against a white police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill black man during an encounter that began when the man accidentally set off his emergency medical alert device

Tax on medical devices to resume after 2-year suspension

Jan 1, 2018

While much of corporate America will enjoy a tax cut in the new year, one industry is also getting a tax increase

US health agency to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

Nov 16, 2017

U.S. health authorities say they will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell therapies that pose the gravest risks to patients

US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

Nov 14, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first digital pill that can track whether patients have taken their medicine

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