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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Wow of the week: Olfactory nerve cells help paralyzed man to walk

Wow of the week: Olfactory nerve cells help paralyzed man to walk

October 25, 2014 11:22 am by | 0 Comments

The news this week that the same nerve cells that control our ability to smell can apparently be used to help paralyzed people walk is thrilling stuff. The process that…


Connected Health companies highlight potential solutions, and what needs to be done to fill healthcare gaps

Connected Health companies highlight potential solutions, and what needs to be done to fill healthcare gaps

October 24, 2014 5:54 pm by | 0 Comments

Gaming as a motor skill therapy, a solar-powered electronic health record device, ideas for fixing healthcare and a freaky demonstration of LED communication were some of the things that drew…



Telehealth adopters could learn some lessons from VA on how to reach patients

Telehealth adopters could learn some lessons from VA on how to reach patients

October 24, 2014 8:41 am by | 0 Comments

When you are talking about one of the largest organizations in the country, it might sound incongruous to talk about a personalized approach. But Dr. Neil Evans, co-director of Connected…


Relaunched health IT company offers MDs chronic condition patient data between visits (video)

Relaunched health IT company offers MDs chronic condition patient data between visits (video)

October 24, 2014 6:09 am by | 1 Comments

A health IT company that previously provided migraine patient data to pharmaceutical companies, Ubiqi Health, has relaunched as Klio Health. The new business, which CEO Jacqueline Thong started earlier this…


What will it take to spur regular use of wearables? (Hint, better integration)

What will it take to spur regular use of wearables? (Hint, better integration)

October 23, 2014 11:56 pm by | 2 Comments

There’s little doubt that wearables are moving beyond a group of generic fitness trackers into customizable devices with the potential to produce data that gives users a whole new perspective…


This wearable developer wants to analyze your autonomic nervous system

This wearable developer wants to analyze your autonomic nervous system

October 23, 2014 6:32 am by | 1 Comments

A physician and co-founder of Rijuven, which secured FDA clearance for developing a digital accessory for the stethoscope has moved into the wearables market. Dr. Raj Kapoor is working with…


9 innovative life science and health IT technologies to check out at the IMPACT conference

9 innovative life science and health IT technologies to check out at the IMPACT conference

October 22, 2014 4:40 pm by | 0 Comments

Gene silencing technology as a cancer treatment and diagnostics to predict which colon cancer patients have a higher risk of seeing their cancer return are among some of the more…



Personal Health Record provider CareSync raises $4.25 million for national expansion

Personal Health Record provider CareSync raises $4.25 million for national expansion

October 22, 2014 12:55 pm by | 0 Comments

Personal health records get mixed reviews, depending on the perspective. Some consumers see then as an easy way to control their own data, but doctors and hospital IT folks tend…


Pennsylvania conference highlights connected care challenges

Pennsylvania conference highlights connected care challenges

October 22, 2014 7:00 am by | 0 Comments

An annual meeting of IT folks from Pennsylvania’s healthcare community looked at where the state has made progress with connecting physicians and patients and what still needs work. Not surprisingly,…


Texas Health Resources CIO makes mountain climbing more than health system metaphor

Texas Health Resources CIO makes mountain climbing more than health system metaphor

October 21, 2014 6:47 pm by | 0 Comments

Edward Marx is an intense guy and awesome storyteller. His Twitter profile includes a mountain range and he and his health IT team at Texas Health Resources have climbed several…


Nokia names 11 medtech startups as finalists in $2M Sensing X Prize competition

Nokia names 11 medtech startups as finalists in $2M Sensing X Prize competition

October 21, 2014 9:00 am by | 0 Comments

An X Prize competition by Nokia to find companies developing medical sensing technology for diagnostic tools has shortlisted 11 life science businesses. The finals will seek to demonstrate which companies…


In latest smart pill innovation, capsule armed with tiny needles could deploy drug

In latest smart pill innovation, capsule armed with tiny needles could deploy drug

October 21, 2014 7:27 am by | 0 Comments

One pill under development by MIT scientists has produced a pill that would look at home in the prop department for The Knick — a pill spiked with needles designed to deploy medicine more effectively into the walls of the GI Tract.


As pharma looks for leaner models, Novo Nordisk expected to spin out IT business this week

As pharma looks for leaner models, Novo Nordisk expected to spin out IT business this week

October 20, 2014 7:15 pm by | 0 Comments

It’s no secret that big pharma has been getting leaner, with companies buying and selling businesses to play to their strengths. Novo Nordisk‘s plans to spin off its IT solutions…


PureTech raises $55M to support medical device, digital health innovation

PureTech raises $55M to support medical device, digital health innovation

October 20, 2014 1:30 pm by | 0 Comments

  PureTech, which has put itself squarely at the intersection of med tech and digital health innovation, has raised $55 million in a growth stage investment round, according to a…


What will Microsoft’s smart watch add to wearables sector?

What will Microsoft’s smart watch add to wearables sector?

October 20, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Microsoft is throwing its wrist into the $2.5 billion smart watch market with a smart watch expected to be launched in the next few weeks, according to a report by…