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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Health IT company wants to make it easier for patients, small practices to access and share EHRs

Health IT company wants to make it easier for patients, small practices to access and share EHRs

March 27, 2015 7:36 pm by | 0 Comments

In a bid to help patients share their medical records with different physician practices and give them more control over their clinical information, health IT company BlueHub Health created a…


New digital health investment fund rises

New digital health investment fund rises

March 27, 2015 2:09 pm by | 0 Comments

In what feels like a counterweight to the ongoing discussion of the relatively few women partners in venture capital, a new digital health investment firm has raised a $10.7 million…



An app to monitor longterm illnesses also offers users a stake in sharing data

An app to monitor longterm illnesses also offers users a stake in sharing data

March 27, 2015 9:52 am by | 0 Comments

An app for people with longterm illnesses to track symptoms and record medication doses has raised seed funds and embarked on the first of what’s expected to be a series…


Review shows success in using text message intervention for chronic conditions, smoking cessation

Review shows success in using text message intervention for chronic conditions, smoking cessation

March 26, 2015 5:34 pm by | 0 Comments

Groups that promote digital health focus on the pervasiveness of mobile phones. Most people have at least a flip phone if not a smartphone. So companies that can develop a…


Tech entrepreneur raises $7M to double size of healthcare predictive analytics business

Tech entrepreneur raises $7M to double size of healthcare predictive analytics business

March 26, 2015 1:56 pm by | 0 Comments

A Boston-based health IT entrepreneur wants to help hospitals get a better understanding of how they can reduce readmissions and solve operation room backlogs among other other pain points in…


mHealth startup’s study to evaluate text message coaching to support Medicaid patients gets backing

mHealth startup’s study to evaluate text message coaching to support Medicaid patients gets backing

March 26, 2015 10:57 am by | 0 Comments

Mobile health business Sense Health, which uses text messaging to help coach Medicaid patients with diabetes and other chronic conditions, has secured backing from The Nicholson Foundation for a 1,000…


Entrepreneur’s app offers way for intoxication to be measured in the eyes

Entrepreneur’s app offers way for intoxication to be measured in the eyes

March 25, 2015 7:45 pm by | 0 Comments

Mobile health entrepreneur Robert Andrews thinks there’s a cheaper, faster way to test for intoxication than a breathalyzer. He wants employers and, eventually, officers, to go straight to the eyeball…



Price transparency is part of HealthiestYou’s telemedicine scheduling app

Price transparency is part of HealthiestYou’s telemedicine scheduling app

March 25, 2015 2:13 pm by | 0 Comments

Digital health entrepreneurs have cottoned onto the fact that price transparency is a hot feature for their platform/app/website. Collaborations and acquisitions are providing a way for many more companies to…


Amidst the SXSW carnival atmosphere, some takeaways for healthcare

Amidst the SXSW carnival atmosphere, some takeaways for healthcare

March 20, 2015 8:57 am by | 2 Comments

The carnival atmosphere of South by Southwest Interactive did not disappoint from guys in gorilla costumes riding a scooter down the main drag of South Congress to a plane pulling…


Resource for scientists studying music and the brain enlists wearables, online music libraries

Resource for scientists studying music and the brain enlists wearables, online music libraries

March 18, 2015 10:31 pm by | 0 Comments

The details of a PureTech project that will function as a hub for studies evaluating the impact of music on the brain were revealed at the South by Southwest Interactive…


A healthcare pitch competition in the works with space station as possible destination

A healthcare pitch competition in the works with space station as possible destination

March 18, 2015 5:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Some of the most cutting edge healthcare technology has been spurred by space exploration. At the South by Southwest Interactive conference this week,Johnson Space Center director Ellen Ochoa, also a…


Keas develops health hub to integrate benefits of employer wellness plans

Keas develops health hub to integrate benefits of employer wellness plans

March 18, 2015 11:28 am by | 0 Comments

Employer wellness plans get a bad rap because employees don’t make use of them. Keas is betting that the lack of ease in accessing these programs is a big contributor….


Orb Health raises funds for portal launch to build fuller picture of consumers’ health from lab results, EHRs, wearable data

Orb Health raises funds for portal launch to build fuller picture of consumers’ health from lab results, EHRs, wearable data

March 17, 2015 8:58 pm by | 0 Comments

Orb Health, a Phoenix-based grad of the Dallas-based healthcare accelerator Health Wildcatters, has raised seed funding as it prepares to launch a portal to connect physicians with labs and patients….


Mark Cuban talks healthcare investing: Soon our bodies will be big math equations

Mark Cuban talks healthcare investing: Soon our bodies will be big math equations

March 17, 2015 9:20 am by | 9 Comments

Billionaire tech investor Mark Cuban said healthcare entrepreneurs would be better off pursuing the direct-to-consumer market rather than trying to get their technology into hospitals. He views sensors and big…


Glooko adds Medtronic as investor in $16.5M Series B

Glooko adds Medtronic as investor in $16.5M Series B

March 17, 2015 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

Glooko, a digital health company that helps users unlock data from their glucose meter and wearables to better manage patients, has raised a Series B round led by Medtronic and…