Deanna Pogorelc

Deanna Pogorelc

MedCity News

Deanna Pogorelc is a Cleveland-based reporter who writes obsessively about life science startups across the country, looking to technology transfer offices, startup incubators and investment funds to see what’s next in healthcare. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ball State University and previously covered business and education for a northeast Indiana newspaper.

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A big moment for public health as Harvard’s school takes in $350M gift

A big moment for public health as Harvard’s school takes in $350M gift

September 8, 2014 2:20 pm by | 0 Comments

A billionaire just gave Harvard University the biggest donation it’s ever received, and all $350 million of it will go to the School of Public Health. It’s one of the…


‘Electronic nose’ could bring personalized asthma treatment into closer view

‘Electronic nose’ could bring personalized asthma treatment into closer view

September 8, 2014 10:47 am by | 0 Comments

More than 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma, but diagnosing it and figuring out what triggers it can be challenging, especially in young children. An “electronic nose” device…



Why designers are vital to a successful patient-physician relationship

Why designers are vital to a successful patient-physician relationship

September 8, 2014 5:09 am by | 6 Comments

Thoughtful design is the backbone of easy-to-use digital health technologies that support the physician-patient relationship and create a competitive advantage for providers that use them. That’s why Aaron Sklar’s job…


Urgent care on wheels answers 911 calls that aren’t really emergencies

Urgent care on wheels answers 911 calls that aren’t really emergencies

September 5, 2014 5:47 pm by | 0 Comments

Not everyone who calls 911 with a medical concern needs an ambulance and a fully staffed fire truck to show up at their house. To become more efficient in addressing…


How a mobile health app and a CPR-trained mechanic helped save one infant’s life

How a mobile health app and a CPR-trained mechanic helped save one infant’s life

September 5, 2014 12:37 pm by | 0 Comments

A mobile healthcare app called PulsePoint is making headlines this week for being credited with saving the life of a one month-old baby in Spokane, Washington. The app empowers CPR-certified…


Health tracker hits the runway at New York Fashion Week

Health tracker hits the runway at New York Fashion Week

September 5, 2014 10:04 am by | 0 Comments

Misfit Shine, the sleek chrome activity tracker that found early success on Indiegogo nearly two years ago, hit the big time this week. Shine solidified its status as the least…


Maggots make a comeback as a cheap, non-antibiotic treatment for infected wounds

Maggots make a comeback as a cheap, non-antibiotic treatment for infected wounds

September 4, 2014 2:02 pm by | 1 Comments

Hospitals in the developing world may be able to save money, and fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria, with a cheap and readily available tool: maggots. BBC News is reporting that a…



Good news/bad news from the CMS report on U.S. healthcare spending

Good news/bad news from the CMS report on U.S. healthcare spending

September 4, 2014 10:52 am by | 0 Comments

For the fifth consecutive year, federal healthcare spending grew less than 4 percent in 2013 – a markedly lower rate than the historical average of 7.2 percent per year from…


How far will the Obama administration bend for Medicaid expansion in Republican states?

How far will the Obama administration bend for Medicaid expansion in Republican states?

September 3, 2014 5:55 pm by | 0 Comments

When Pennsylvania got the Obama administration’s sign-off on its Medicaid expansion plans last week, it became the ninth state with a Republican governor to agree to broaden coverage for low-income…


CVS Health is a reminder that retail pharmacies don’t want to just be retail pharmacies anymore

CVS Health is a reminder that retail pharmacies don’t want to just be retail pharmacies anymore

September 3, 2014 3:32 pm by | 2 Comments

CVS pulled tobacco products from the shelves of its 7,700 stores – and forfeited an estimated $2 billion in revenue – earlier than expected. It’s also illustrating the retail pharmacy…


Is that arrhythmia on your face? Xerox & researchers pilot a webcam-based heart test

Is that arrhythmia on your face? Xerox & researchers pilot a webcam-based heart test

September 3, 2014 11:15 am by | 2 Comments

Xerox‘s latest contribution to the world of healthcare could give doctors and patients an easier way to detect and monitor the most common type of arrhythmia using a basic webcam….


Harvard researchers invent a 50-cent test for sickle cell disease in the developing world

Harvard researchers invent a 50-cent test for sickle cell disease in the developing world

September 2, 2014 5:58 pm by | 1 Comments

A simple visual test developed in a lab at Harvard University is taking aim at sickle cell disease, a major public health concern for some developing countries. Unlike in the…


5 things healthcare marketers can learn from the #IceBucketChallenge

5 things healthcare marketers can learn from the #IceBucketChallenge

September 2, 2014 3:47 pm by | 1 Comments

Dear Healthcare: No one is watching your commercials or reading your flyers b/c they are outside doing the #IceBucketChallenge #hcldr — D’Anna Holmes (@PoPculture_px) August 27, 2014 What started as…


Alleged photo leaks raise the question: Can Apple keep healthcare data secure in the cloud?

Alleged photo leaks raise the question: Can Apple keep healthcare data secure in the cloud?

September 2, 2014 12:52 pm by | 2 Comments

If the alleged leak of risque celebrity photos from iCloud was going to happen, it couldn’t have happened at a much worse time. Apple is just a week away from…


Why telemedicine’s slow climb to adoption isn’t quite over yet

Why telemedicine’s slow climb to adoption isn’t quite over yet

July 16, 2014 3:16 pm by | 0 Comments

Is a strategy that’s been in practice for at least two decades really innovative? Telemedicine has been a bit of a tortoise among health information technologies, making its way slowly…