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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Developers create matching wearables for nurses and patients to speed up record response time

Developers create matching wearables for nurses and patients to speed up record response time

October 31, 2014 1:34 pm by | 2 Comments

It’s a bit ironic that health IT companies try to improve patient safety and solve problems like alarm fatigue by developing another alert system. But Ristcall hopes to avoid that…


Two ways companies overcame health IT data challenges with better visualization

Two ways companies overcame health IT data challenges with better visualization

October 31, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Data seems to spill out of so many parts of healthcare, but in many cases it is tough to use it to great effect because the data is in a…



Ebola Watch: Biomeme’s smartphone diagnostic to be used to track Ebola virus in West Africa

Ebola Watch: Biomeme’s smartphone diagnostic to be used to track Ebola virus in West Africa

October 30, 2014 3:43 pm by | 0 Comments

The race to contain the Ebola virus is getting some new tools in the form of Biomeme’s smartphone-enabled diagnostic. At DreamIt Health’s demo day in Philadelphia today, Perelman said a…


When will digital health go mainstream? When millennials are older and sicker

When will digital health go mainstream? When millennials are older and sicker

October 30, 2014 10:30 am by | 0 Comments

I’m so used to hearing bullish projections on digital health, it’s refreshing when someone contradicts that assessment. Maybe contradict is the wrong word. But Thomas Rodgers, who joined McKesson Ventures…


No doesn’t necessarily end the conversation and other investor tips for early stage companies

No doesn’t necessarily end the conversation and other investor tips for early stage companies

October 30, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

In a panel discussion geared to leaders of early stage companies, a mix of angel and venture investors offered some insights to give entrepreneurs some food for thought in different…


Biotech hopes wound treatment will become the next big anti-aging hit

Biotech hopes wound treatment will become the next big anti-aging hit

October 29, 2014 3:39 pm by | 0 Comments

Many life sciences companies want to tap into the anti-aging industry with the hope of producing the next Botox.┬áNAYAderm, a biotechnology company, brought its pitch to the IMPACT conference in…


Healthcare startup led by former Proteus Digital Health vp raises $8.8M

Healthcare startup led by former Proteus Digital Health vp raises $8.8M

October 29, 2014 6:00 am by | 1 Comments

Update below A healthcare startup that’s interested in “accelerating medical advancement by bringing 21st century technology into living systems research,” has raised $8.8 million from nine investors, according to a…



Ebola watch: Govs get slammed for Ebola quarantine, bipartisan vaccine bill in the works

Ebola watch: Govs get slammed for Ebola quarantine, bipartisan vaccine bill in the works

October 28, 2014 6:50 pm by | 0 Comments

New Jersey Gov Chris Christie and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have received a lot of flack for their quarantine policies, particularly Christie, after a nurse returning from Sierra Leone was forcibly…


New concierge service for chronic conditions gives access to live health coaches through smartphones

New concierge service for chronic conditions gives access to live health coaches through smartphones

October 28, 2014 1:48 pm by | 0 Comments

Vida, a mobile health startup, has launched a 24/7 service that uses live interactions with physicians through text and video to steer people to make better health and fitness decisions….


Vitals adds price transparency to doctor reviews with acquisition

Vitals adds price transparency to doctor reviews with acquisition

October 28, 2014 12:30 pm by | 0 Comments

Vitals’ acquisition of Compass Healthcare Advisers brings together two criteria that consumers can use to determine whether they want to see one physician over another: what other patients think of…


Report: 3 types of developers behind pharma apps and how they can boost downloads

Report: 3 types of developers behind pharma apps and how they can boost downloads

October 28, 2014 9:00 am by | 2 Comments

65 apps. That’s how many the average big pharma company has created to support their drug portfolios. Pharma’s beyond the pill market has spurred development of a prodigious number of…


Making predictive analytics part of healthcare requires moving past these challenges

Making predictive analytics part of healthcare requires moving past these challenges

October 28, 2014 6:00 am by | 3 Comments

At a health IT conference I attended in Harrisburg last week, I learned that one data stream that payers are interested in is credit scores as a predictor of health….


Here are some of the top digital health CEOs according to reviews on Glassdoor

Here are some of the top digital health CEOs according to reviews on Glassdoor

October 27, 2014 3:53 pm by | 1 Comments

Digital health CEOs are constantly in the news talking about the role they are playing in shaping healthcare reform. But what it’s like working for these guys? And as the…


Only a handful of predictive analytics tools are designed specifically for consumers. Here’s a list

Only a handful of predictive analytics tools are designed specifically for consumers. Here’s a list

October 27, 2014 9:04 am by | 0 Comments

Predictably, the amount of investment in predictive analytics devoted to clinical applications eclipses patient-focused companies. It’d understandable since most of them are tied to helping payers and providers make decisions…


Now there’s a periodic table for the Internet of Things

Now there’s a periodic table for the Internet of Things

October 27, 2014 7:00 am by | 6 Comments

After the attention CB Insights got for its periodic tables for technology and healthcare, it has taken on the Internet of Things category and condenses the technology subsector into the…