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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3D imaging app to simplify prosthesis fittings scores win in 1776 innovation challenge

3D imaging app to simplify prosthesis fittings scores win in 1776 innovation challenge

December 18, 2014 4:14 pm by | 0 Comments

A company in Amman, Jordan is developing a smartphone app to help alleviate a tragically common problem — ill-fitting prosthetics. Project X won the incubator 1776’s Challenge Cup in Amman…


A mobile health startup uses doctor moms for medical query business

A mobile health startup uses doctor moms for medical query business

December 18, 2014 2:29 pm by | 0 Comments

A mobile health startup using doctors who are mostly stay-at-home moms to respond to medical queries by text message has raised $6 million in a Series A, according to a…



Using telehealth to screen for chronic conditions, SoloHealth raises over $4.3M

Using telehealth to screen for chronic conditions, SoloHealth raises over $4.3M

December 18, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

SoloHealth has raised more than $4.3 million in a combination of equity and securities from 24 investors, according to a Form D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, to…


Health IT company that visualizes comparative analytics data adds health system veteran

Health IT company that visualizes comparative analytics data adds health system veteran

December 17, 2014 9:49 am by | 0 Comments

Health IT startup Dabo Health, which has developed a way to help nurses, physicians, and front line staff view a hospital’s comparative analytics in areas such as readmission and best…


Update: In 2015, interesting digital health collaborations on tap for pharma

Update: In 2015, interesting digital health collaborations on tap for pharma

December 17, 2014 7:54 am by | 1 Comments

Update: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that there will be a single organization to help pharma companies with digital health collaboration.  One of the things that was…


American Well’s $80M fundraise seeks to expand telemedicine support through mobile, Web

American Well’s $80M fundraise seeks to expand telemedicine support through mobile, Web

December 16, 2014 2:27 pm by | 0 Comments

American Well has raised $80 million in a Series C round to support mobile and Web-based applications, according to a company statement. It raised the fresh capital as telemedicine continues…


New wearable could help athletes avoid orthopedic surgery and improve PT

New wearable could help athletes avoid orthopedic surgery and improve PT

December 16, 2014 10:01 am by | 2 Comments

A wearable sensor developed by sports biomechanics company Motus Global to reduce the risk of Major League Baseball pitchers straining the ulnar collateral ligament is also being assessed for physical…



Games for Health conference looks to HIMSS after RWJF grant ends

Games for Health conference looks to HIMSS after RWJF grant ends

December 16, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Ten years after Robert Wood Johnson Foundation allocated grant funding to support the Games for Health Project, it’s coming to an end. Next year the  annual Games for Health conference…


For people with neurological disabilities, this website wants to be an OpenTable of post-acute care facilities

For people with neurological disabilities, this website wants to be an OpenTable of post-acute care facilities

December 15, 2014 4:47 pm by | 0 Comments

A health IT startup wants to make it easier for patients with neurological disabilities such as spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis to find therapies that could help them with…


Remote monitoring, hospital bed management added to Swiss army knife of mhealth apps

Remote monitoring, hospital bed management added to Swiss army knife of mhealth apps

December 15, 2014 7:06 am by | 0 Comments

Mobile health business Practice Unite, which has added eight health systems and hospitals and four home healthcare agencies as customers in the past year, is moving into the remote monitoring…


Pervasive Health raising $26 million to democratize health analytics for hospitals

Pervasive Health raising $26 million to democratize health analytics for hospitals

December 12, 2014 6:13 pm by | 0 Comments

There is a huge appetite for big data in healthcare not only to get the best assessment on the condition of their patients but also to give hospitals a better…


Customization, collaboration become bigger buzzwords but a smaller crowd at this year’s mHealth Summit

Customization, collaboration become bigger buzzwords but a smaller crowd at this year’s mHealth Summit

December 12, 2014 1:36 pm by | 0 Comments

“Know me, engage me, Empower me” how HC should be delivered @HarryReynolds @IBMMobile @IBMHealthcare #mHealth14 pic.twitter.com/75Ynj0MwSF — Sandeep Pulim (@SPulim) December 8, 2014 The conversation and feel of the mHealth…


Google Glass may be a technology in search of a problem, but what’s wrong with that?

Google Glass may be a technology in search of a problem, but what’s wrong with that?

December 12, 2014 7:08 am by | 2 Comments

If there’s one diss for a digital health device I’ve heard voiced more frequently than any other it’s this: it’s a solution or technology in search of a problem. It…


Aetna Foundation adds digital health innovation challenge for chronic conditions

Aetna Foundation adds digital health innovation challenge for chronic conditions

December 11, 2014 10:10 pm by | 0 Comments

A little less than a year after it allocated the first portion of a $4 million allocation to digital health innovation programs for underserved communities over the next three years,…


Kinsa Health raises Series A to tap big data potential of smartphone-enabled thermometer

Kinsa Health raises Series A to tap big data potential of smartphone-enabled thermometer

December 11, 2014 10:00 am by | 0 Comments

Kinsa Health has been building up support for a low cost thermometer it developed with a big data component. Its mission to use its device to collect big data to…