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Katie Palmer


Northampton, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Katie:

Elon Musk says Neuralink’s brain-machine interface could enter human studies next year

Elon Musk said Wednesday that his brain-machine interface company Neuralink aims to put its first implant in a human subject in the next six months. → Read More

'Digital health is late to the party': Can telehealth help hospitals mitigate their carbon footprints?

Telehealth has been held up as a prime strategy to cut down on carbon emissions from the health care systems. But there still isn't good evidence on its trade-offs. → Read More

Cerebral’s CEO responds to concerns about prescribing pressures and telehealth safety

“I'm really confident about the clinical side of what we have been doing and we are doing going forward,” Cerebral CEO David Mou said at the #STATSummit. → Read More

Amazon jumps into direct-to-consumer telehealth, launching a rival to Ro and Hims

“Amazon seems to be wandering in the experimental floundering stage,” said Erik Gordon, a business and law professor at the University of Michigan. → Read More

Telehealth companies that prescribed controlled substances during the pandemic brace for business to change

Health tech companies that have taken advantage of the possibility to prescribe controlled substances online during the pandemic may soon find their businesses — and their ability to care for patients — in jeopardy. → Read More

Telehealth startups prescribing ketamine at home are stirring concern

At least a dozen companies have recently started prescribing ketamine online, responding to a lucrative opportunity created by the loosening of telehealth regulations during the pandemic. → Read More

Pharma companies are investing in online prescribing. Who’s keeping watch?

Pharma companies are building "talk to a doctor now" buttons into their drug websites. But the new model of care falls into a regulatory gray area. → Read More

The Q4 health tech tracker: 17 key industry events and milestones to watch

Here's STAT's health tech tracker for the fourth quarter, featuring 17 key industry events and milestones to watch. → Read More

At Verily, a growing line of business builds on a revolving door to the FDA

Verily wants to build the technology that will run the next generation of clinical trials — and it is filling its ranks with FDA experts to do that. → Read More

A bionic pancreas aims to take the math out of managing type 1 diabetes

“I think about my diabetes 24/7, and I think these systems just allow us to offset some of that,” said Jen Sherr, a pediatric endocrinologist. → Read More

Tell us about your experience with telehealth linked to pharma companies

STAT is looking to hear from providers, patients, and other experts with experience using telehealth platforms linked to drug companies. → Read More

One Medical’s dueling offers from Amazon and CVS signal a start to health tech bidding wars

One Medical’s dueling offers from Amazon and CVS signal a start to the health tech bidding wars. → Read More

Patients seeking novel weight loss drugs find a ‘wild west’ of online prescribers

With enthusiasm for a new class of weight management drugs has come dozens of telehealth companies ready to prescribe them. → Read More

The Q3 health tech tracker: 11 key industry events and debates to watch

STAT has your guide to the health tech industry events, deals, and discussions to watch in the third quarter. → Read More

Health tech companies are scrambling to close data privacy gaps after abortion ruling

STAT asked two dozen companies that interact with reproductive health data about about their current data practices and plans to adapt. → Read More

Cue Health layoffs, HIPAA post-Roe, and AI's race problem

In the latest edition of STAT Health Tech: Cue Health layoffs, HIPAA post-Roe, and AI's race problem. → Read More

Health tech companies are facing a wave of layoffs

The digital health industry is facing a wave of layoffs like it hasn’t seen since the beginning of the pandemic. → Read More

Can wearables turn temperature into a pregnancy test?

Research suggests temperature trends picked up by wearables can tell you if you’re pregnant before you even think to take a test. If the idea pans out, it could prove a compelling use of wearable data. → Read More

A machine learning company pitches its plan to get ahead of the next pandemic

Nference, a machine learning company that mines medical records, is launching a new initiative to combine viral sequencing with patient records to prepare for the next pandemic. → Read More

Researchers test the power of machine learning to unravel long Covid’s mysteries

Researchers are testing machine learning as a way better understand long Covid and its constellation of symptoms. → Read More