Chris Seper

Chris Seper

MedCity News

Chris Seper runs MedCityNews.com and contributes regularly to the site. He is the vice president of healthcare for Breaking Media, MedCity's corporate owners. Reach him at [email protected]

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Brace for impact on Celladon, a hospital is giving out Apple Watches (Morning Read)

Brace for impact on Celladon, a hospital is giving out Apple Watches (Morning Read)

April 27, 2015 6:55 am by | 0 Comments

Hospitals already handing out Apple Watches? Will Celladon’s stumble mean pain for other hot gene-therapy stocks? Also, talk about Theranos, Bristol-Myers Squibb and pending CMS penalties all in today’s Morning Read.


Join us for Week 3 in MedHeads: Review the week that was in healthcare business

Join us for Week 3 in MedHeads: Review the week that was in healthcare business

April 24, 2015 2:35 pm by | 0 Comments

There was a lot of interesting news this week covering a variety of subjects. Our reporters would like to share their thoughts about some of the specifics on MedHeads, MedCityNews.com’s…



Friday is the deadline for you to shape how healthcare looks at corporate venture capital

Friday is the deadline for you to shape how healthcare looks at corporate venture capital

April 21, 2015 12:28 pm by | 0 Comments

We’re reaching the finish line on MedCity News’ survey on investing and corporate venture capital. Our deadline is Friday, so please take the survey and share your thoughts on the life science corporate VCs you know and have dealt with, as well as what your thoughts are on the modern environment for fund-raising in the life sciences.


Ebola actually gets worse, news for Merck cancer treatment gets better (Morning Read)

Ebola actually gets worse, news for Merck cancer treatment gets better (Morning Read)

April 20, 2015 6:55 am by | 0 Comments

Bad news about ebola. Good news for Merck and its skin cancer treatment. And the wellness industry continues to crumble – but who lets facts get in the way? Read today’s MedCity Morning Read.


Why patient engagement is even bigger than HIMSS (MedCity ENGAGE)

Why patient engagement is even bigger than HIMSS (MedCity ENGAGE)

April 17, 2015 9:57 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

Everyone cares about – and struggles with – patient engagement. At HIMSS this week, a new survey showed  72 percent of health IT leaders think consumer and patient considerations are…


It’s (almost) all HIMSS on MedCityNews.com’s MedHeads broadcast: 4 pm Eastern Friday

It’s (almost) all HIMSS on MedCityNews.com’s MedHeads broadcast: 4 pm Eastern Friday

April 17, 2015 1:24 am by | 0 Comments

It was a mind-blowing HIMSS 2015. We’ll relive that – and a few other stories – on MedHeads, MedCityNews.com’s weekly broadcast looking back at the week that was in the…


Will this model for telemedicine adoption get more hospitals to move forward?

Will this model for telemedicine adoption get more hospitals to move forward?

April 16, 2015 11:48 am by | 0 Comments

Ernst & Young on Thursday unveiled an adoption model for telemedicine – outlining eight levels of telehealth adoption that it hopes will begin to carve a path hospital systems nationwide…



Half-baked ideas at HIMSS 2015 that could become future healthcare game-changers

Half-baked ideas at HIMSS 2015 that could become future healthcare game-changers

April 16, 2015 10:55 am by | 1 Comments

Many of the big announcements at HIMSS conferences are bow-wrapped products ready to hit the market: the IBM blockbuster is a prime example. But what’s more intriguing are the many…


#himss15 day 4 buzz: Fears of a DeSalvo departure and the end of EMR data transfer fees

#himss15 day 4 buzz: Fears of a DeSalvo departure and the end of EMR data transfer fees

April 16, 2015 7:53 am by | 0 Comments

Tangible details are starting to overtake the carefully constructed press releases (somewhat) as HIMSS 2015 starts to wind down. All of the news is fascinating – not all of it is good.


New version of IMS Health AppScript will deliver healthcare mobile apps direct to consumers

New version of IMS Health AppScript will deliver healthcare mobile apps direct to consumers

April 15, 2015 1:53 pm by | 0 Comments

It will be an important eight months for IMS Health. You’ll see fresh research on mobile app use, new customer announcements, results from early pilot programs, and new products meant…


#himsselfie was cute (but HIMSS 2015 should be its last year)

#himsselfie was cute (but HIMSS 2015 should be its last year)

April 15, 2015 10:00 am by | 2 Comments

The #himsselfie collection was pretty nice again this year. But I’ve got a feeling that if HIMSS did selfies again in 2016 it would be pretty OMG so lame. So let’s use HIMSS 2015 to say farewell to #himsselfie.


#himss15 day 3 buzz: Everyone got deeper on interoperability and security

#himss15 day 3 buzz: Everyone got deeper on interoperability and security

April 15, 2015 7:56 am by | 0 Comments

Bruce Broussard Backs Interoperability (Sorta) Here’s the takeaway from the Humana CEO keynote: “Interoperability is a good place to start,” in terms of create a more efficient and cost-effective U.S….


Panasonic, Cisco will deliver a patient education offering in the coming weeks

Panasonic, Cisco will deliver a patient education offering in the coming weeks

April 14, 2015 5:03 pm by | 4 Comments

Can big players like Cisco and Panasonic deliver health education in a way that makes patients healthier? Panasonic was talking at HIMSS 2015 about an almost-ready project that will combine big tech and big networking.


Welcome to HIMSS 2015, Dr. Karen DeSalvo. Who are you again?

Welcome to HIMSS 2015, Dr. Karen DeSalvo. Who are you again?

April 14, 2015 1:37 pm by | 0 Comments

Dr. Karen DeSalvo: Kind of a big deal in Health IT. But no one is bigger than HIMSS. #himss15 doesn’t play. @KBDeSalvo turned away from trade show floor b/c it’s…


#himss15 Day 2 buzz: athenahealth and KPMG step up, poignant reminders of the power of HIT

#himss15 Day 2 buzz: athenahealth and KPMG step up, poignant reminders of the power of HIT

April 14, 2015 7:30 am by | 0 Comments

IBM’s deal may have been the biggest news on Day 1 of HIMSS. But there were other big deals, too – thank you athenahealth and KPMG. Get your wrap up Day 1 of HIMSS 2015 and look ahead to Day 2.