Chris Seper

Chris Seper

MedCity News

Chris Seper is the CEO at MedCity Media, which publishes MedCityNews.com. He is also a senior writer at MedCity News. Reach him at [email protected]

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MedCity News is under new management. Here’s what happens next

MedCity News is under new management. Here’s what happens next

January 23, 2015 10:56 am by | 11 Comments

I have fantastic news. MedCity Media, which publishes MedCityNews.com, has been acquired by Breaking Media, a best-in-class digital publisher based in New York. This is a big moment for MedCity…


President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative: Healthcare holds its breath

President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative: Healthcare holds its breath

January 20, 2015 11:35 pm by | 1 Comments

The mention was a lot like the president’s entire State of the Union address: short on specifics but heavy on hope. President Obama announced in his Tuesday State of the…



Is it Ph.D. or PhD? And are PhDs who act like MDs a special kind of douchebag? Twitter debates

Is it Ph.D. or PhD? And are PhDs who act like MDs a special kind of douchebag? Twitter debates

January 20, 2015 8:25 am by | 3 Comments

As long as I’m talking about copy editing, I’d like to ask the scientists out there. Which do u prefer: PhD or Ph.D. ? — Luke Timmerman (@ldtimmerman) January 20,…


Here’s how to feel about Ben Carson running for president

Here’s how to feel about Ben Carson running for president

January 18, 2015 6:46 pm by | 9 Comments

Washington doesn’t understand healthcare. We know this. But will a presidential run by Dr. Ben Carson make it any better? Let this sink in. As long as Carson is part…


Shark Tank crushes Napwell: A sleep solution no one wants (video)

Shark Tank crushes Napwell: A sleep solution no one wants (video)

January 17, 2015 12:28 am by | 6 Comments

Shark Tank is pretty good at destroying the medical startups it puts on the show. It had more easy prey this week with Napwell, designed to make it easier to…


#JPM15 Day 3 Buzz: We’ve captured the mood at JP Morgan – and that mood is oh so good

#JPM15 Day 3 Buzz: We’ve captured the mood at JP Morgan – and that mood is oh so good

January 15, 2015 5:20 am by | 4 Comments

Someone said it: “We’re not limited by capital.” FierceBiotech on Wednesday delivered the first big verdict on the “mood” of the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference – based largely on its…


#JPM15 Day 2 Buzz: Drug pricing, catch-phrasing and positive vibes about healthcare

#JPM15 Day 2 Buzz: Drug pricing, catch-phrasing and positive vibes about healthcare

January 14, 2015 6:10 am by | 1 Comments

Battles Over Drug Pricing Lots of talk about the prices of drugs. Express Scrips got a lot of attention for saying it will continue to push back on the price…



#JPM15 Day 1 Buzz: Merck, Biogen & Bristol feeling good (plus the ‘other’ JP Morgan grows)

#JPM15 Day 1 Buzz: Merck, Biogen & Bristol feeling good (plus the ‘other’ JP Morgan grows)

January 13, 2015 5:41 am by | 1 Comments

Who was feeling particularly good end of day Monday? Biogen Idec: First the acquisition of Convergence Pharmaceuticals on Sunday and then a pretty strong presentation in the main ballroom, touting…


GE Ventures, Baird fuel Apervita’s push to expand ‘health analytics marketplace’

GE Ventures, Baird fuel Apervita’s push to expand ‘health analytics marketplace’

January 7, 2015 10:50 am by | 0 Comments

Apervita found its partners for its big investment round, announcing Wednesday that GE Ventures and Baird Capital provided the lions share of an $18 million investment to scale the health…


Looking forward with Rock Health’s funding roundup. Watch telehealth and crowdfunding

Looking forward with Rock Health’s funding roundup. Watch telehealth and crowdfunding

January 1, 2015 11:08 am by | 1 Comments

Rock Health kicked off 2015 by releasing the 2014 digital health funding roundup we discussed earlier this week. Digital health continues to be one of the hottest spaces in venture…


No more first-baby-of-the-year announcements? I smell HIPAA

No more first-baby-of-the-year announcements? I smell HIPAA

January 1, 2015 8:43 am by | 0 Comments

So here’s a New-Year’s-Day downer: fewer hospitals will announce the first baby of the year in 2015. The stated reason: fear over kidnapping and identity theft. But read the article…


Rule No. 1 for getting a healthcare investment: Pitch only at places that matter

Rule No. 1 for getting a healthcare investment: Pitch only at places that matter

December 4, 2014 10:59 am by | 2 Comments (Sponsored)

So many conferences to give you the “honor” of presenting to investors (often in exchange for a four-figure fee). How many deliver? I know of at least one that does: the company showcase at the 2015 MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum Company Showcase on March 10-11 in Chicago. Applications are open. Deadline in Jan. 7. Apply now!


Here’s Version 2.0 of our healthcare business intelligence tool (MedCity Capsules)

Here’s Version 2.0 of our healthcare business intelligence tool (MedCity Capsules)

October 29, 2014 10:02 am by | 0 Comments

MedCity News has moved forward with its Capsules project. If healthcare is all about the data, then MedCity has to be, too. I know for all of you, there’s a…


Healthcare experts, patients to offer fresh take on patient engagement

Healthcare experts, patients to offer fresh take on patient engagement

September 26, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments (Sponsored)

MedCity ENGAGE, the premier event to advance patient engagement and healthcare delivery, is being held in D.C. (Bethesda) next week, Sept. 30-Oct. 1.


The VIP movie screening no one in healthcare should miss

The VIP movie screening no one in healthcare should miss

September 19, 2014 6:00 am by | 1 Comments (Sponsored)

ENGAGE is an executive level event focused on the latest strategies, solutions and best practices to advance patient engagement and healthcare delivery.