Brandon Glenn

Brandon Glenn

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Brandon Glenn is the Ohio bureau chief for MedCity News.

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UnitedHealth VP: ‘Sequencing the human lifestyle’ will drive real behavior change

UnitedHealth VP: ‘Sequencing the human lifestyle’ will drive real behavior change

June 11, 2012 1:11 pm by | 0 Comments

Healthcare innovation is Brandon Rowberry‘s business. Many in the health industry likely won’t think “insurance” when they hear “innovation,” but Rowberry — vice president of innovation development at Minnesota-based UnitedHealth…


Ex-Boston Millennia Partners VC joins Cleveland Clinic Innovations

Ex-Boston Millennia Partners VC joins Cleveland Clinic Innovations

June 8, 2012 11:06 am by | 0 Comments

Cleveland Clinic Innovations has hired Pat Fortune, a venture capitalist who spent the previous decade with Boston Millennia Partners. Fortune’s new title is senior general manager, according to the Innovations…



Cleveland HeartLab named Ohio Venture Association’s venture of the year

Cleveland HeartLab named Ohio Venture Association’s venture of the year

June 7, 2012 11:06 am by | 0 Comments

Cardiac inflammation biomarker test company Cleveland HeartLab has been tapped as the Ohio Venture Association‘s “venture of the year.” The last year has been an eventful one for the Cleveland-based…


Why healthcare job growth isn’t necessarily a good thing

Why healthcare job growth isn’t necessarily a good thing

June 7, 2012 10:45 am by | 1 Comments

Next time you see a news report that your local hospital is looking to hire a few hundred workers, think twice about whether that’s such a good thing for your…


Why Toby Cosgrove’s dream of smoke-free Ohio colleges won’t happen anytime soon

Why Toby Cosgrove’s dream of smoke-free Ohio colleges won’t happen anytime soon

June 7, 2012 8:55 am by | 1 Comments

I used to get stuck behind the same smoker every morning when I got off the blue line to walk to work down Chicago’s Lake Avenue. As I choked down…


Big data startup Explorys gets new strategic investor, Heritage Group

Big data startup Explorys gets new strategic investor, Heritage Group

June 6, 2012 3:34 pm by | 0 Comments

Healthcare big data company Explorys has added venture capital firm the Heritage Group as its latest strategic investor. The dollar amount of the investment from Nashville-based Heritage is unclear, but…


STERIS CEO’s pay dropped 29 percent last year

STERIS CEO’s pay dropped 29 percent last year

June 6, 2012 1:43 pm by | 0 Comments

Investor outrage about excessive executive compensation rears its head from time to time, but STERIS (NYSE:STE) shareholders are unlikely to shake their fists at CEO Walt Rosebrough’s pay package. That’s…



20 personalized medicine thought leaders to follow on Twitter

20 personalized medicine thought leaders to follow on Twitter

June 6, 2012 9:54 am by | 1 Comments

Have an interest in staying up with the latest in personalized medicine, as well as a Twitter account? Then consider following these 20 personalized medicine thought leaders. This list is…


Cincinnati health IT accelerator names inaugural startup class

Cincinnati health IT accelerator names inaugural startup class

June 5, 2012 5:40 pm by | 0 Comments

A Cincinnati accelerator for health IT startups that models itself on groups like Rock Health, Blueprint Health and Healthbox has named its inaugural class of companies. The startups in  the…


Parkinson’s disease monitoring technology awarded new patent

Parkinson’s disease monitoring technology awarded new patent

June 5, 2012 2:55 pm by | 0 Comments

Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies has been awarded a new patent for its technology that quantifies the severity of movement disorders in Parkinson’s disease patients. Great Lakes’ Kinesia movement disorder assessment technology…


Genomic analysis company gets $250K JumpStart investment

Genomic analysis company gets $250K JumpStart investment

June 5, 2012 12:55 pm by | 0 Comments

A bioinformatics company that’s developed software to analyze sequenced genomic data from cancer patients and their tumors has received a $250,000 investment from nonprofit business development group JumpStart. Cleveland-area GenomOncology…


How big data can help the health industry unlock ‘the art of the possible’

How big data can help the health industry unlock ‘the art of the possible’

June 5, 2012 12:24 pm by | 0 Comments

Among the biggest challenges to the widespread adoption of “big data” tools in healthcare is that many in the industry simply don’t know what valuable secrets the data could hold….


iPad works well for emergency MRI and CT reads, study finds

iPad works well for emergency MRI and CT reads, study finds

June 4, 2012 3:51 pm by | 2 Comments

iPads are just as effective as traditional workstations for radiologists reading MRI and CT scans in emergency situations, according to new research published in the Journal of Digital Imaging. Researchers…


Arteriocyte gets FDA approval for solution used in stem cell device

Arteriocyte gets FDA approval for solution used in stem cell device

June 4, 2012 12:34 pm by | 0 Comments

Arteriocyte Medical Systems has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for a product associated with its Magellan stem cell harvesting medical device. The latest FDA approval for the Cleveland-based…


Cleveland Clinic CEO could influence Ohio colleges to ban smoking

Cleveland Clinic CEO could influence Ohio colleges to ban smoking

June 4, 2012 9:50 am by | 0 Comments

If Ohio’s public colleges end up outlawing on-campus smoking, frustrated and youthful nicotine addicts wishing for a quick puff between classes should point their fingers squarely in the direction of…