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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Apple: Medtronic has developed 175 iPhone and iPad apps for employees to use

Apple: Medtronic has developed 175 iPhone and iPad apps for employees to use

July 23, 2014 12:36 pm by | 0 Comments

Updated: When I tuned into Apple’s quarterly earning conference call yesterday, my goal was to get more information on its IBM collaboration, particularly what it could do with Watson’s big…


Children’s Hospital CMIO turns entrepreneur to more rapidly detect patient data breaches

Children’s Hospital CMIO turns entrepreneur to more rapidly detect patient data breaches

July 23, 2014 7:00 am by | 0 Comments

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is working with DreamIt Ventures through its Open Canvas@CHOP program to identify enterprise software applications and commercially viable companies. It recently selected two companies from the…



NY hospital plugs innovation center into Blueprint Health accelerator

NY hospital plugs innovation center into Blueprint Health accelerator

July 23, 2014 4:30 am by | 0 Comments

It’s not unusual for hospitals to have innovation centers these days, but the folks at New York Presbyterian Hospital have chosen an interesting satellite office for theirs: in the offices…


What can healthcare industry learn from Nike Fuelband vending machine?

What can healthcare industry learn from Nike Fuelband vending machine?

July 22, 2014 2:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Nike opened a vending machine in New York City in what looks like an incentives experiment for using its Fuelband. If Nike Fuelband users do enough activity, they scan their…


Who made the cut for New York Digital Health Accelerator?

Who made the cut for New York Digital Health Accelerator?

July 22, 2014 7:04 am by | 0 Comments

New York Digital Health Accelerator has picked seven health IT startups and growth-stage companies for its four-month program. The hopes for the accelerator companies is that they are as effective…


LinkedIn for patient communities, HealthUnlocked, expands to U.S.

LinkedIn for patient communities, HealthUnlocked, expands to U.S.

July 21, 2014 5:27 pm by | 0 Comments

The rise of patient communities have taken root on the borderless geography of the Internet. But there are so many that some companies have spotted an opportunity to organize them…


Will Apple pick Watson’s brain for healthcare apps in partnership deal with IBM?

Will Apple pick Watson’s brain for healthcare apps in partnership deal with IBM?

July 21, 2014 4:04 pm by | 0 Comments

The Apple-IBM partnership deal raises some interesting questions for the healthcare sector, as mobihealthnews pointed out. This is what interests me: What will it mean for healthcare applications of Watson’s…



MedXT image-sharing technology could resolve interoperability issues in teleradiology

MedXT image-sharing technology could resolve interoperability issues in teleradiology

July 21, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

A technology entrepreneur fed up with the time-consuming workflows behind teleradiology developed a cloud-based platform that could potentially make other parts of healthcare more efficient. Cody Ebberson is the CEO…


Access to healthcare data big theme in Blueprint Health’s latest class

Access to healthcare data big theme in Blueprint Health’s latest class

July 18, 2014 1:24 pm by | 0 Comments

If you had to pick a dominant theme in Blueprint Health’s sixth accelerator class, varied approaches to healthcare data would be my choice. Out of seven healthcare startups, three are…


DreamIt Health Philadelphia’s second class adds more life sciences startups

DreamIt Health Philadelphia’s second class adds more life sciences startups

July 18, 2014 8:38 am by | 0 Comments

DreamIt Ventures is kicking off its second health IT accelerator class in Philadelphia with a stronger life sciences theme than last year. More hospitals reviewed candidates this year and the…


Multitasking in the waiting room: Epion Health raises $4.5M to support provider rollout

Multitasking in the waiting room: Epion Health raises $4.5M to support provider rollout

July 18, 2014 6:40 am by | 1 Comments

A health IT company has closed a $4.5 million Series A round to support the expansion of its digital intake platform that also includes a patient check-in tool across athenahealth’s…


How do biomedical engineers work with hackers?

How do biomedical engineers work with hackers?

July 18, 2014 6:15 am by | 0 Comments

That was my question when I spoke with DreamIt Health newbie BioBots, specifically co-founder Ricardo Solorzano. He has spent three years working on technology to develop low-cost 3D bioprinters that…


How will hospital command centers make healthcare more efficient?

How will hospital command centers make healthcare more efficient?

July 17, 2014 10:13 am by | 2 Comments

Some of the speakers at CONVERGE offered a few different takes on what healthcare would look like in the future. Medtronic’s director of IT Innovation, Paul Thompson, talked about the…


Reimagining house calls as a concierge service

Reimagining house calls as a concierge service

July 17, 2014 6:30 am by | 1 Comments

A healthcare startup that made its debut at StartUp Health Weekend and went on to win has rebranded. The service that seeks to reimagine house calls for physicians and nurse…


AliveCor founder takes on new challenge: Child asthma

AliveCor founder takes on new challenge: Child asthma

July 16, 2014 6:22 pm by | 0 Comments

An estimated 6.8 million children have asthma, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. Owlpal sees the room in the market for a digital health app for parents that automonitors children with asthma.