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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Quality Reviews expanding mobile patient experience survey to emergency departments

Quality Reviews expanding mobile patient experience survey to emergency departments

November 24, 2014 6:59 am by | 1 Comments

Heath IT company Quality Reviews uses patient surveys to help hospitals get a better sense of the patient experience at their facilities and where it needs improvement. It’s expanding the…


Which healthcare startups did Harvard shortlist for finals in acceleration contest? (video)

Which healthcare startups did Harvard shortlist for finals in acceleration contest? (video)

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

A Harvard Healthcare Acceleration Challenge launched a competition in October to speed up availability of healthcare technologies earlier this year. About one month later, it has selected four healthcare startups…



Only 12 percent of $5B invested in digital health is for companies focused on older adults

Only 12 percent of $5B invested in digital health is for companies focused on older adults

November 21, 2014 5:15 pm by | 1 Comments

By all accounts digital health funding is hitting new highs with companies in this sector accounting for $5 million in investments through the third quarter of this year. But digital…


Mobileys mobile health winners address teen problems spanning depression, bullies, skin

Mobileys mobile health winners address teen problems spanning depression, bullies, skin

November 21, 2014 12:02 pm by | 0 Comments

A couple of mobile health apps singled out for top honors in the Mobileys this week seem to coincide with some of the most challenging problems teens carry with them.


Infant vision test, stroke recovery among medical apps to compete for investment

Infant vision test, stroke recovery among medical apps to compete for investment

November 21, 2014 7:01 am by | 0 Comments

A competition between University of Pennsylvania mobile app teams, many with medical degrees, produced medical apps spanning eye tests for toddlers and adults and a Google Glass application for people…


Patient shark tank takes much gentler approach than sharp-toothed muse

Patient shark tank takes much gentler approach than sharp-toothed muse

November 20, 2014 4:16 pm by | 0 Comments

A nutrition app that tailors diets to patients’ diseases and medications to avoid adverse reactions, Nutrify shared the winners’ circle spotlight with a price transparency tool, Clear Health Costs. A…


InfoBionic attracts new investors for remote patient monitoring device for chronic conditions

InfoBionic attracts new investors for remote patient monitoring device for chronic conditions

November 20, 2014 10:49 am by | 0 Comments

InfoBionic, a company that helps doctors identify arrhythmias through its remote monitoring device, Mome Kardia, has raised the second tranche of a $17 million Series B round to commercialize the…



NY moves closer to statewide interoperability, MDs feel stress of digital adaptation

NY moves closer to statewide interoperability, MDs feel stress of digital adaptation

November 20, 2014 6:59 am by | 0 Comments

It probably isn’t surprising that the push for interoperability has come down to public-private partnerships like the one announced in New York this week. The New York-led consortium of 19…


Dr. Emanuel stumps digital health audience with “who’s that guy?” challenge

Dr. Emanuel stumps digital health audience with “who’s that guy?” challenge

November 19, 2014 5:43 pm by | 1 Comments

Update Attendees at New York eHealth Collaborative’s Digital Health conference this week were treated to a lesson in healthcare policy by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel , chair of the Department of…


500 Startups’ $10M fund will invest in mobile health in India, China, Africa

500 Startups’ $10M fund will invest in mobile health in India, China, Africa

November 19, 2014 1:10 pm by | 2 Comments

A $10 million micro fund that will make investments in early and growth stage mobile startups, including mobile health, got started this week. The founder of the 500 Mobile Collective…


Death at 75 doc says that 1,000 hospitals need to be worried about dying too

Death at 75 doc says that 1,000 hospitals need to be worried about dying too

November 19, 2014 7:04 am by | 0 Comments

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a healthcare economist and bioethicist at University of Pennsylvania and an Affordable Care Act architect presented a pretty dramatic vision of how the hospital landscape and healthcare…


ActualMeds raising $5M to expand medication management services

ActualMeds raising $5M to expand medication management services

November 18, 2014 6:06 pm by | 0 Comments

ActualMeds graduated from New York Digital Health accelerator‘s inaugural class last year with a goal of  making it easier for patients with a high risk of readmission to manage their…


Eric Topol calls out 6 startups that are giving healthcare power to the people

Eric Topol calls out 6 startups that are giving healthcare power to the people

November 18, 2014 6:00 am by | 2 Comments

#Doctors being squeezed by many new trends in #healthcare & #tech. Via @EricTopol@NYeHealth#DHC14pic.twitter.com/5EMQKFPMlZ — Wen Dombrowski MD (@HealthcareWen) November 17, 2014 Eric Topol, the director of Scripps Translational Science Institute…


Next IT bets AI will be able to get people to take their meds

Next IT bets AI will be able to get people to take their meds

November 17, 2014 6:00 am by | 5 Comments

People are complex beings – that’s why we need to use many methods to get people to take their prescription meds consistently. Smart bottles to alert physicians and patients, text…


A “Costco for healthcare” sees itself as affordable alternative to health insurance

A “Costco for healthcare” sees itself as affordable alternative to health insurance

November 15, 2014 4:07 pm by | 3 Comments

Betty Heiman, the co-founder and CEO of Transparent Healthcare is calculating that enough people who have lost their insurance because of the changes under the Affordable Care Act and feel…