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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Mayo Clinic and Gentag ink IP collaboration to commercialize biosensors for diabetes, obesity

Mayo Clinic and Gentag ink IP collaboration to commercialize biosensors for diabetes, obesity

March 4, 2015 8:27 pm by | 0 Comments

Mayo Clinic has inked a deal with biosensor developer Gentag that will focus on the needs of patients with diabetes and obesity, according to a statement from the provider. It…


Kinsa encourages parents to share children’s symptom data to track illnesses at schools

Kinsa encourages parents to share children’s symptom data to track illnesses at schools

March 4, 2015 10:04 am by | 0 Comments

Kinsa, a digital health company that developed an FDA approved thermometer for smartphones, has added a way to track illnesses and symptoms for schools through a population health component. The…



Allazo Health embarks on medication adherence collaboration with Pharmacy Quality Alliance

Allazo Health embarks on medication adherence collaboration with Pharmacy Quality Alliance

March 4, 2015 9:28 am by | 0 Comments

Allazo Health, a health IT company that developed a way to use predictive analytics to determine which patients are more and less likely to adhere to medication regimens, has inked…


2Morrow recruiting for second clinical trial of smoking cessation app program with employers

2Morrow recruiting for second clinical trial of smoking cessation app program with employers

March 3, 2015 10:04 pm by | 0 Comments

2Morrow is embarking on a second study for a smoking cessation smartphone app it created with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. It follows a clinical trial last year that showed…


Chrono Therapeutics nets Rock Health investment for smoking cessation wearable

Chrono Therapeutics nets Rock Health investment for smoking cessation wearable

March 3, 2015 6:50 am by | 0 Comments

Rock Health entered the arena of digital health tools for smoking cessation with an investment in Chrono Therapeutics, according to a company statement. The pharmaceutical company produces a wearable drug…


Accenture report highlights digital health priorities for tech-savvy seniors

Accenture report highlights digital health priorities for tech-savvy seniors

March 2, 2015 7:06 pm by | 0 Comments

Nearly 70 percent of seniors said technology is important to managing their health, according to a new report by Accenture. The survey of more than 10,00 people in 10 countries…


Here’s a breakdown of challenges facing the Internet of Things (infographic)

Here’s a breakdown of challenges facing the Internet of Things (infographic)

March 2, 2015 12:30 pm by | 0 Comments

It’s National Consumer Protection Week, so an infographic by Laird Technologies highlighting some of the security challenges with the Internet of Things seems appropriate. The infographic highlights both consumer technologies…



Akili Labs collaboration will evaluate video game to treat autism

Akili Labs collaboration will evaluate video game to treat autism

March 2, 2015 8:00 am by | 0 Comments

Akili Interactive Labs will do an efficacy study of its video game platform for children with high functioning autism who also experience attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is part of…


Fitbit eyes fitness app developer FitStar for acquisition

Fitbit eyes fitness app developer FitStar for acquisition

February 27, 2015 5:09 pm by | 0 Comments

Fitbit is sizing up FitStar for an acquisition deal, according to a report by TechCrunch. The company creates apps for fitness and yoga that use videos led by fitness instructors….


Narrative Dx raising seed funding for staff expansion for tools to understand patient needs

Narrative Dx raising seed funding for staff expansion for tools to understand patient needs

February 27, 2015 3:31 pm by | 0 Comments

DreamIt Health grad NarrativeDx developed a way to analyze patient feedback from CAHP surveys, internal hospital documents and what they post on physician rating and hospital websites to better understand…


PureTech adds former Sanofi CEO to board

PureTech adds former Sanofi CEO to board

February 27, 2015 9:46 am by | 0 Comments

Science and technology research and development business PureTech, which has hatched programs spanning digital health and life sciences, has added former Sanofi CEO Christopher Viehbacher to its board, according to…


Feingold acquisition gives Sharecare voice analysis tech, path to AI tools

Feingold acquisition gives Sharecare voice analysis tech, path to AI tools

February 26, 2015 8:23 pm by | 0 Comments

Sharecare‘s acquisition of Feingold Technologies gives the mobile health business a voice analysis tool to increase self awareness of emotions such as stress a depression. In the short term, it…


Can a healthcare app globalize one country’s fight against osteoarthritis?

Can a healthcare app globalize one country’s fight against osteoarthritis?

February 26, 2015 2:53 pm by | 1 Comments

Swedish startup Jojnts has developed a digital version of a national program to help people diagnosed with osteoarthritis better manage their condition. The idea is that by providing an app…


Healthbox isn’t the only accelerator that’s changed its approach

Healthbox isn’t the only accelerator that’s changed its approach

February 26, 2015 11:28 am by | 0 Comments

Healthbox‘s decision to revamp its healthcare accelerator model was an interesting development but as Lisa Suennen, Venture Valkyrie blog author and consultant, it’s not an isolated case. She authored a…


Stroke triage for ERs, pill-dispensing robot part of Healthbox’s accelerator reboot in Boston

Stroke triage for ERs, pill-dispensing robot part of Healthbox’s accelerator reboot in Boston

February 25, 2015 6:26 pm by | 0 Comments

Healthbox’s Boston class will be the first to take part in its accelerator reboot, Healthbox Studios. Among the digital health technologies included in the nine-member class, according to the website,…