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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9 innovative life science and health IT technologies to check out at the IMPACT conference

9 innovative life science and health IT technologies to check out at the IMPACT conference

October 22, 2014 4:40 pm by | 0 Comments

Gene silencing technology as a cancer treatment and diagnostics to predict which colon cancer patients have a higher risk of seeing their cancer return are among some of the more…


Personal Health Record provider CareSync raises $4.25 million for national expansion

Personal Health Record provider CareSync raises $4.25 million for national expansion

October 22, 2014 12:55 pm by | 0 Comments

Personal health records get mixed reviews, depending on the perspective. Some consumers see then as an easy way to control their own data, but doctors and hospital IT folks tend…



Pennsylvania conference highlights connected care challenges

Pennsylvania conference highlights connected care challenges

October 22, 2014 7:00 am by | 0 Comments

An annual meeting of IT folks from Pennsylvania’s healthcare community looked at where the state has made progress with connecting physicians and patients and what still needs work. Not surprisingly,…


Texas Health Resources CIO makes mountain climbing more than health system metaphor

Texas Health Resources CIO makes mountain climbing more than health system metaphor

October 21, 2014 6:47 pm by | 0 Comments

Edward Marx is an intense guy and awesome storyteller. His Twitter profile includes a mountain range and he and his health IT team at Texas Health Resources have climbed several…


Nokia names 11 medtech startups as finalists in $2M Sensing X Prize competition

Nokia names 11 medtech startups as finalists in $2M Sensing X Prize competition

October 21, 2014 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

An X Prize competition by Nokia to find companies developing medical sensing technology for diagnostic tools has shortlisted 11 life science businesses. The finals will seek to demonstrate which companies…


In latest smart pill innovation, capsule armed with tiny needles could deploy drug

In latest smart pill innovation, capsule armed with tiny needles could deploy drug

October 21, 2014 7:27 am by | 0 Comments

One pill under development by MIT scientists has produced a pill that would look at home in the prop department for The Knick — a pill spiked with needles designed to deploy medicine more effectively into the walls of the GI Tract.


As pharma looks for leaner models, Novo Nordisk expected to spin out IT business this week

As pharma looks for leaner models, Novo Nordisk expected to spin out IT business this week

October 20, 2014 7:15 pm by | 0 Comments

It’s no secret that big pharma has been getting leaner, with companies buying and selling businesses to play to their strengths. Novo Nordisk‘s plans to spin off its IT solutions…



PureTech raises $55M to support medical device, digital health innovation

PureTech raises $55M to support medical device, digital health innovation

October 20, 2014 1:30 pm by | 0 Comments

  PureTech, which has put itself squarely at the intersection of med tech and digital health innovation, has raised $55 million in a growth stage investment round, according to a…


What will Microsoft’s smart watch add to wearables sector?

What will Microsoft’s smart watch add to wearables sector?

October 20, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Microsoft is throwing its wrist into the $2.5 billion smart watch market with a smart watch expected to be launched in the next few weeks, according to a report by…


Report: Funding in runup to biotech and medical device IPOs boosts Q3 investment

Report: Funding in runup to biotech and medical device IPOs boosts Q3 investment

October 17, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

The initial public offering window continues to draw a steady stream of investment from venture and private equity investors allocating funding to what’s referred to as the crossover round that…


Group behind wearable fetal monitor prep for clinical trial of smart fabric

Group behind wearable fetal monitor prep for clinical trial of smart fabric

October 16, 2014 8:26 pm by | 1 Comments

It’s been a couple of years since I first spoke with some of the folks who brought industrial engineering, fashion design and OBGYN together. The idea is to solve the…


A commercialization program to create life science spinout companies gets $1M grant

A commercialization program to create life science spinout companies gets $1M grant

October 16, 2014 12:34 pm by | 0 Comments

A few years after it launched a QED Proof of Concept funding program, the University City Science Center has unveiled a new fund for a commercialization program. It’s fueled by…


Ebola virus brings Right to Try legislation into spotlight: As usual, states way ahead of Congress

Ebola virus brings Right to Try legislation into spotlight: As usual, states way ahead of Congress

October 16, 2014 7:00 am by | 1 Comments

The unfolding effort to contain the Ebola virus in the U.S. is revitalizing the issue of giving people access to experimental medication and the ethical wrangling involved in making those…


Welltok raises $25 million to expand CafeWell tools

Welltok raises $25 million to expand CafeWell tools

October 15, 2014 2:51 pm by | 0 Comments

Welltok, which uses gaming and machine learning to help people manage their health, has raised fresh capital as part of an effort to shift the company to be more consumer…


Ready to role play? It could help keep American war veterans healthy

Ready to role play? It could help keep American war veterans healthy

October 15, 2014 10:41 am by | 0 Comments

The usefulness of role playing programs developed to help doctors and nurses nail down their bedside manner for physical exams, therapy sessions and other situations is being expanded to military…