Japan has one of the world's oldest populations. So why aren't more medical innovations seeing the light of day?
By Michael Fitzpatrick
FORTUNE -- The world's first sterilizable, flexible organic transistor; mobile apps that can measure your pulse just by imaging your face; X-ray machines that capture not just bone but cancer tissue, too. These are just a few of the technologies being developed in Japan now, where an industry has MOREApr 8, 2013 7:20 AM ET
Mary Jo Gorman's Advanced ICU Care uses tech to transform health care.
By Dinah Eng
FORTUNE -- Mary Jo Gorman is a medical doctor in St. Louis, but she would fit right in at a software startup in Silicon Valley. Gorman, 53, has successfully launched three companies; her latest venture, Advanced ICU Care, uses technology to remotely diagnose and monitor patients in intensive care units around the country -- a groundbreaking service MOREMar 27, 2013 9:09 AM ET
Thanks to big technological leaps, robots - yes robots - are becoming standard operating procedure.
By Ryan Bradley, senior editor
FORTUNE -- Frank Clement glimpsed the robot only once. After the operating room attendant finished shaving his chest, she asked him if he wanted to be knocked out or if he would like to see the machine that would soon be inside him, navigating the space beneath his rib cage, cutting MOREJan 15, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Breakthroughs promise a new era in medicine, and billionaire donors like Eli Broad and Bill Gross are lending support. But not even Andy Grove can figure out how to make the business work.
By Jeffrey M. O'Brien, contributor
FORTUNE -- Imagine yourself the proud but rueful owner of an ancient Jaguar. Every day you dread the uncertainty that comes with trying to get from here to there -- there, more often MORESep 28, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The Athenahealth CEO explains how to make physicians more efficient.
FORTUNE -- Despite all the talk in Washington about trimming health care costs, the reality is that only a tiny fraction of doctors today use money-saving infotech. Most still hand-scribble their notes, which can lead to costly mistakes. There is hope. New data systems that link patient records, testing labs, pharmacies, and insurers are hitting the market. Jonathan Bush, the founder MOREJan 17, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Aza Raskin, co-founder of Massive Health, wants to build an elegant and cool app for wellness.
By Jessi Hempel, senior writer
FORTUNE -- Aza Raskin wants to do for health care what Apple did for personal computing in the late 1970s. In Raskin's case, the analogy hits especially close to home. Raskin's father was Jef Raskin, the computer-interface guru who designed and named the first Macintosh. "I grew up with the mantra that MOREMay 16, 2011 5:00 AM ET
Intuit, maker of finance software, turns its attention to health-care bills.
If you have health coverage, perhaps you've received that ominous-looking piece of mail from the insurance provider that declares: "This is not a bill," but looks a lot like one.
It's called an "explanation of benefits." But the correspondence doesn't seem to offer much of an explanation to anyone who lacks a medical degree or background as a company benefits MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Aug 27, 2009 6:00 AM ET
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