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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Which digital health tools will make you stick with fitness regimen? Entrepreneur thinks he knows

Which digital health tools will make you stick with fitness regimen? Entrepreneur thinks he knows

September 23, 2014 9:13 am by | 0 Comments

It seems like we’re at a cross roads when it comes to figuring out which digital health tools works better for fitness management, wearable fitness trackers tend to get overhyped…


Interoperability, analytics companies net majority of digital health startup investment

Interoperability, analytics companies net majority of digital health startup investment

September 23, 2014 7:01 am by | 0 Comments

A new report from Accenture forecasts that investing in digital health startups will more than double in the next few years, to $6.5 billion in 2017. The survey was based…



Teladoc raises $50.2 million as employers warm up to telemedicne

Teladoc raises $50.2 million as employers warm up to telemedicne

September 22, 2014 4:15 pm by | 0 Comments

Telemedicine vendor Teladoc has raised $50.2 million in fresh capital, according to a Form D filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It’s a move likely to help it expand…


Doug Fridsma to leave ONC for CEO role at American Medical Informatics Association

Doug Fridsma to leave ONC for CEO role at American Medical Informatics Association

September 22, 2014 1:57 pm by | 0 Comments

Doug Fridsma, the Chief Science Officer and Director of the Office of Science and Technology for the Office of National Coordinator is leaving for a new gig — CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association, according to a letter from ONC head Karen De Salvo that was obtained by MedCity News.


Communication breakdown during project from hell: Emails behind “burning house” of HealthCare.gov launch

Communication breakdown during project from hell: Emails behind “burning house” of HealthCare.gov launch

September 22, 2014 11:03 am by | 0 Comments

A report from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform highlighted by HIStalk gives an unflattering view of the communication breakdown that took place in the…


Entrepreneurs for Cures wants to hear your patient-centric digital health pitch

Entrepreneurs for Cures wants to hear your patient-centric digital health pitch

September 22, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

FasterCures, part of the Milken Institute dedicated to improving drug development by encouraging greater patient involvement is searching for digital health entrepreneurs to pitch at its upcoming conference, Partnering for…


10 good reads to mark #NHIT week

10 good reads to mark #NHIT week

September 19, 2014 12:34 pm by | 0 Comments

As National Health IT Week comes to an end, I thought it would be useful to highlight some of the most relevant articles, blog posts and assessments on some of…



1776 Challenge Cup to find best healthcare, technology startups kicks off next month

1776 Challenge Cup to find best healthcare, technology startups kicks off next month

September 19, 2014 6:57 am by | 0 Comments

A competition by Washington, D.C.-based incubator 1776 in a global search for the finest startup has set down the groundwork for its annual Challenge Cup in search of technology and…


Innovators will swing balance in national initiative to manage antibiotic-resistant bacteria threat

Innovators will swing balance in national initiative to manage antibiotic-resistant bacteria threat

September 18, 2014 11:20 pm by | 0 Comments

A year after the airing of a scary documentary by Frontline called attention to nightmare bacteria that knows no effective antibiotic remedy, the Obama administration set down the beginnings of…


EmotEd’s therapeutic intervention tool will use video games to help patients relearn emotions

EmotEd’s therapeutic intervention tool will use video games to help patients relearn emotions

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

Update  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…


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…