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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EmotED’s therapeutic intervention tool will use scenarios to help patients relearn emotions

EmotED’s therapeutic intervention tool will use scenarios to help patients relearn emotions

September 18, 2014 4:52 pm by | 0 Comments

Alexithymia is not a condition that many outside the world of behavioral science are familiar with but it’s the focus of Indiana University School of Medicine Assistant Research Professor Dawn…


In “benevolent shark tank,” life sci startups get pitch practice with angels (with sharp teeth)

In “benevolent shark tank,” life sci startups get pitch practice with angels (with sharp teeth)

September 18, 2014 7:05 am by | 0 Comments

Mid Atlantic Bio Angels brought a new program to Philadelphia in which early-stage life science companies are selected to pitch its angel investors before they are actually seeking that level…



RightCare Solutions secures $4 million investment from NewSpring Capital

RightCare Solutions secures $4 million investment from NewSpring Capital

September 17, 2014 5:55 pm by | 0 Comments

A Philadelphia health IT company that developed a predictive analytics tool to help hospitals get a handle on care coordination to reduce readmissions has raised $4 million to support its…


Genius grant recipient’s brain research offers clues for disease diagnostics to brain injury treatment

Genius grant recipient’s brain research offers clues for disease diagnostics to brain injury treatment

September 17, 2014 2:32 pm by | 0 Comments

A University of Pennsylvania bioengineering professor has won a MacArthur genius grant to get a better read of how the brain makes connections


3 ways Walgreens is using the convenience factor to do patient-centered care

3 ways Walgreens is using the convenience factor to do patient-centered care

September 17, 2014 11:36 am by | 0 Comments

Walgreens, like some other national drugstore chains, wants to be seen as part of a healthcare network first rather than a convenient general store with prescription meds.¬† CVS Health made…


Stanford startup adds twist to electronic stethoscope with digital adapter

Stanford startup adds twist to electronic stethoscope with digital adapter

September 16, 2014 11:15 pm by | 1 Comments

Eko Devices, a member of Stanford’s accelerator StartX, is moving ahead with a digital accessory for analog stethoscopes to transform them into electronic stethoscopes. The idea is to create a…


The Onion’s take on telehealth: Can you email painkillers?

The Onion’s take on telehealth: Can you email painkillers?

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

When technology becomes the subject of late night humor or lampooned in national satirical publications like The Onion, it’s a sure sign it’s breaking into the mainstream of pop culture….



Healthcare startup devises unusual solution to senior fall risk: Wearable airbag

Healthcare startup devises unusual solution to senior fall risk: Wearable airbag

September 15, 2014 6:54 pm by | 2 Comments

In 2010, there were 258,000 seniors aged 65 and older were admitted to the hospital with hip fractures, most of them from falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control….


Nebraska Medical Center uses telemedicine to treat Ebola virus patient

Nebraska Medical Center uses telemedicine to treat Ebola virus patient

September 15, 2014 1:39 pm by | 0 Comments

One of the most challenging things about highly contagious and dangerous diseases like the Ebola virus is figuring out how to deliver care without risking it spreading to others. A…


6 cool healthcare apps and wearables from PennApp hackathon

6 cool healthcare apps and wearables from PennApp hackathon

September 15, 2014 6:00 am by | 3 Comments

Apple’s watch dominated headlines last¬† week. At the PennApps hackathon over the weekend, one team demonstrated that healthcare applications arising from wearable hacks can excite interest. The healthcare apps, wearables…


Penn App hackathon adds mobile health division

Penn App hackathon adds mobile health division

September 13, 2014 5:34 pm by | 1 Comments

A nationwide hackathon hosted by University of Pennsylvania this weekend added a new wrinkle with a mobile health division, PennApps Health. The move underscores the growth of mhealth submissions in…


TEDMED highlights contrast powers of the body with human frailty (video)

TEDMED highlights contrast powers of the body with human frailty (video)

September 13, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

The international annual healthcare think tank meet-up that is TEDMED produced an interesting series of themes beyond the ones specifically outlined by TEDMED 2014 organizers. Some of the most interesting…


TEDMED Hive offers new gadgets and ideas to make healthcare less annoying

TEDMED Hive offers new gadgets and ideas to make healthcare less annoying

September 12, 2014 5:02 pm by | 0 Comments

Beyond the speakers at TEDMED 2014 this week, the TEDMED Hive was the scene of much of the activity at the conference and was designed to advance the conversation beyond…


Keas raises $7.4 million to support employer wellness programs

Keas raises $7.4 million to support employer wellness programs

September 12, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Employer wellness plan Keas, which brings together a social network with personal health challenges, has raised more than $7.4 million. Employers’ interest in adopting wellness plans to encourage cost savings…


Theranos CEO wants to make blood tests less painful and easier to get (video)

Theranos CEO wants to make blood tests less painful and easier to get (video)

September 11, 2014 7:05 pm by | 0 Comments

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ appearance at TEDMED 2014 this week drew a lot of attention as the company prepares with Walgreens to roll out physician-ordered diagnostic test collection centers at stores around the country.