Stephanie Baum

Stephanie Baum

Stephanie Baum is the East Coast Innovation Reporter for MedCityNews.com. She enjoys covering healthcare startups across health IT, drug development and medical devices and innovations deployed to improve medical care. She graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania and has worked across radio, print and video. She's written for The Christian Science Monitor, Dow Jones & Co. and United Business Media.

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Diabeto wants to add cute factor to blood-glucose monitoring for diabetes

Diabeto wants to add cute factor to blood-glucose monitoring for diabetes

January 30, 2015 6:12 pm by | 0 Comments

Several companies, most notably Glooko and Dexcom have developed different approaches to de-siloing diabetics’ blood-glucose level readings from glucose meters to mobile devices to make it easier for patients and…


Philly healthcare startup wants to make it easier for hospitals to plug holes in shift schedules

Philly healthcare startup wants to make it easier for hospitals to plug holes in shift schedules

January 30, 2015 12:59 pm by | 0 Comments

An IT business wants to cut the amount of time hospitals have to spend on the phone to find nurses, physicians and support staff from their internal employee pool to…



There’s a strong case to be made for simplifying what wearables do

There’s a strong case to be made for simplifying what wearables do

January 29, 2015 6:33 pm by | 0 Comments

Simplify, simplify, simplify. Henry Thoreau was more interested in removing the incumbrances of his life and building a cabin in the woods than getting his head around the health tracking…


IoT report reveals FTC’s worst fears of what insurers, third parties would do with health data

IoT report reveals FTC’s worst fears of what insurers, third parties would do with health data

January 29, 2015 3:41 pm by | 0 Comments

It’s been a few weeks since the Federal Trade Commission gave Consumer Electronics Show attendees a preview of an upcoming report on the Internet of Things. The published report is…


Qualcomm adds Roche as strategic partner for remote patient monitoring

Qualcomm adds Roche as strategic partner for remote patient monitoring

January 29, 2015 11:58 am by | 0 Comments

Roche has become the latest pharmaceutical company to join the connected health party at Qualcomm Life — in this case to do remote patient monitoring. The goal of the strategic…


Crossover Health raises $15M from Norwest to double employer care centers, staff

Crossover Health raises $15M from Norwest to double employer care centers, staff

January 28, 2015 6:52 pm by | 0 Comments

Crossover Health a company that sets up and manages on site care centers for employers to provide primary care services to employees, has raised $15 million from new investor Norwest…


Company behind Vessyl cup drink data aggregator details healthcare applications

Company behind Vessyl cup drink data aggregator details healthcare applications

January 28, 2015 11:17 am by | 0 Comments

At first glance the Vessyl seems like yet another toy for the Quantified Self brigade — a cup that tracks the nutritional value of each beverage you consume. The video…



Dexcom plans to add decision support apps for glucose monitoring platform

Dexcom plans to add decision support apps for glucose monitoring platform

January 27, 2015 5:04 pm by | 0 Comments

Rarely is the FDA accused of delivering a rapid assessment of a company’s technology. But that’s what happened last week when Dexcom’s mobile apps to free up users of its…


CB Insights: Tech exits up 58% in 2014 but early stage exits dominate VC backed co’s

CB Insights: Tech exits up 58% in 2014 but early stage exits dominate VC backed co’s

January 27, 2015 8:44 am by | 0 Comments

A new report by technology M&A tracker CB Insights on technology exits seems to dovetail with some digital health trends. Internet and mobile companies accounted for 80 percent of venture-backed…


Autotransfusion, telemedicine for nutrition, Epic alumni part of DreamIt Health Baltimore’s 2nd class

Autotransfusion, telemedicine for nutrition, Epic alumni part of DreamIt Health Baltimore’s 2nd class

January 26, 2015 7:29 am by | 0 Comments

Improving patient handoffs, autotransfusion, Epic alumni and a couple of women-led startups figure into DreamIt Health Baltimore‘s second class of early stage healthcare companies. They will also be the first…


Dexcom marks new milestone with FDA approval of continuous glucose monitoring apps to share data

Dexcom marks new milestone with FDA approval of continuous glucose monitoring apps to share data

January 23, 2015 7:26 pm by | 5 Comments

Dexcom marked a milestone Friday after it became the first company to get FDA pre-market approval for its mobile apps to support continuous glucose monitoring. It is part of a…


Smartwatch app to guide would-be good samaritans with CPR protocol

Smartwatch app to guide would-be good samaritans with CPR protocol

January 23, 2015 1:06 pm by | 0 Comments

News reports that highlight good Samaritans who successfully revived people who suffered a heart attack are the kind of feel-good stories that make us wonder if we’d be capable of…


Forward Health Group raises $5M to support growth of population health IT biz

Forward Health Group raises $5M to support growth of population health IT biz

January 23, 2015 7:06 am by | 0 Comments

Forward Health Group, a population health IT company based in Madison, Wisconsin, has raised $5 million in in its first major financing round since its start in 2009. In a…


Smart jewelry that camouflages tech reflects consumer wellness trend

Smart jewelry that camouflages tech reflects consumer wellness trend

January 22, 2015 10:26 pm by | 0 Comments

Maybe it’s Google Glass backlash. Even as the niche for Google Glass in sectors like healthcare continues to generate interest, particularly for telemedicine and surgical checklists, consumer interest in the…


Human API raises $6.6 million to aggregate, standardize health and medical data

Human API raises $6.6 million to aggregate, standardize health and medical data

January 22, 2015 1:59 pm by | 0 Comments

Human API, a technology company that’s helping advance the discussion of how patients access their health data and what they do with it, has raised more than $6.6 million from…