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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Mobile health apps from EHR to diabetes picked as Webby award honorees

Mobile health apps from EHR to diabetes picked as Webby award honorees

April 18, 2014 5:54 pm by | 0 Comments

As part of the annual Webby Awards this year,  11 mobile health apps were chosen as honorees. They include behavioral health apps from the Veteran’s Administration, a diabetes app from…


Wikipedia seen as useful tool to predict flu outbreaks, researchers find

Wikipedia seen as useful tool to predict flu outbreaks, researchers find

April 18, 2014 3:29 pm by | 0 Comments

The tradition of predicting flu and tracking disease outbreaks has tended to fall exclusively on the shoulders of the Centers for Disease Control. Healthcare entrepreneurs have sought to supplement that…



7 interesting findings about seniors’ Internet use from Pew Research

7 interesting findings about seniors’ Internet use from Pew Research

April 18, 2014 1:11 pm by | 0 Comments

Senior Americans’ grasp of the Internet and mobile devices is more complex than most people may realize, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. About six in 10…


Report: Biotech attracts $1B in venture capital funding, medical device deal size trends higher

Report: Biotech attracts $1B in venture capital funding, medical device deal size trends higher

April 18, 2014 5:30 am by | 0 Comments

On the surface, the first quarter venture capital funding report by National Venture Capital Association and PriceWaterhouseCoopers looks like another downward trend for venture capital deal flow in the life…


Opko acquires early stage digital inhaler device co. to pair it with respiratory drugs

Opko acquires early stage digital inhaler device co. to pair it with respiratory drugs

April 17, 2014 3:00 pm by | 0 Comments

As pharmaceutical companies look for ways to add value to their drugs to solve problems like adherence, many see digital health as an important part of that strategy. Respiratory drug…


Google pitches pharma on YouTube merits for DtC advertising

Google pitches pharma on YouTube merits for DtC advertising

April 17, 2014 11:38 am by | 0 Comments

The pharmaceutical industry is warming up to direct to consumer advertising on YouTube, but Google, which acquired the media channel in 2006, would like drug companies to get a lot warmer.


One reason to embrace shift away from healthcare’s fee-for-service model: Better drugs

One reason to embrace shift away from healthcare’s fee-for-service model: Better drugs

April 16, 2014 10:09 pm by | 1 Comments

As much as people have been talking about the upcoming shift away from the fee-for-service model of healthcare, in most cases it’s an abstract concept as it’s still years away…



Is this the ideal patient-payer-pharma social media convergence?

Is this the ideal patient-payer-pharma social media convergence?

April 16, 2014 4:38 pm by | 0 Comments

One of the dominant themes at the Eye for Pharma conference this week has been how pharmaceutical companies can use social media channels beyond just conveying a positive message about…


eCaring raises $3.5 million for monitoring program to support aging in place

eCaring raises $3.5 million for monitoring program to support aging in place

April 16, 2014 5:40 am by | 0 Comments

The push to enable more seniors to stay in their homes rather than move to a nursing home is one of the major trends in healthcare. eCaring is one of…


Inspira Health Network experiments with using emergency medical technicians to do follow-up home visits

Inspira Health Network experiments with using emergency medical technicians to do follow-up home visits

April 15, 2014 1:48 pm by | 0 Comments

Hospitals and health systems responding to Obamacare’s reimbursement pressure are increasingly experimenting with new ways to reduce readmissions for patients less than 30 days after they were discharged. To that…


What’s the impact of ACA on medication costs? IMS Health report offers some clues

What’s the impact of ACA on medication costs? IMS Health report offers some clues

April 15, 2014 7:11 am by | 0 Comments

The Affordable Care Act and innovative biotech trends are having an impact on medication costs and healthcare spend generally, according to a new report by the IMS Health Institute for…


Beware Pollyanna entrepreneurs: GE Healthcare Global Health Services CEO is a fan of balanced pitches

Beware Pollyanna entrepreneurs: GE Healthcare Global Health Services CEO is a fan of balanced pitches

April 15, 2014 5:30 am by | 0 Comments

GE Healthcare has been a major force in supporting innovation in healthcare. One example is a three-year collaboration with Startup Health that began last year as part of its Healthymagination…


Entrepreneur develops food allergy app that’s a streamlined action plan for parents, caregivers

Entrepreneur develops food allergy app that’s a streamlined action plan for parents, caregivers

April 15, 2014 5:00 am by | 0 Comments

As the father of a son with a nut allergy, David Edwards is familiar with the anxiety and need for preparedness that comes with the territory. It inspired him to…


Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

Health IT startup sees value of Google Glass in healthcare for teachable moments

April 14, 2014 3:28 pm by | 2 Comments

The applications for Google Glass in healthcare often come in for criticism for the hype surrounding the spectacles. After all, it’s a little early to pronounce it as the future…


Listen to your audience,  MedStartr CEO advises crowdfunding entrepreneurs

Listen to your audience, MedStartr CEO advises crowdfunding entrepreneurs

April 14, 2014 5:45 am by | 0 Comments

Crowdfunding is one topic that will be a part of the conversation at the upcoming MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum from April 22-23  in Chicago. The event spotlights emerging innovation and…