Everything to Know About Telemedicine During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 23, 2020

Telemedicine is having a serious moment amid the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when a lot of people are ill but simultaneously unable and not recommended to go to a doctor’s physical office, having access to a physician from the safety of your own home and being able to talk to a doctor online while social distancing is a priceless resource. If you’ve never worked with telehealth or telemedicine before, here’s everything you need to know to get well—from behind your screen.

Telehealth for Burnout; When Ransomware Attacks

March 03, 2020

Welcome to this week's edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what's next.

New York State Releases New NYSTEM RFAs

February 27, 2020

NYSTEM (New York Stem Cell Science), on behalf of the Empire State Stem Cell Board recently, announced the 2020 release of the Request for Applications (RFA). Approximately $50 million is available to support about 70 awards. Congratulations to scientists and advocates who have worked hard to raise the profile of stem cell research in New York

BioInc@NYMC Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary With Expansion

November 21, 2019

BioInc@NYMC, the biotechnology incubator at New York Medical College’s campus in Valhalla, has just opened its expanded space in celebration of its five-year anniversary.

BioInc@NYMC embarks on huge expansion at Valhalla campus

November 01, 2019

Biotechnology incubator BioInc@NYMC celebrated its five-year anniversary Wednesday and announced a huge expansion of its current facility.

BioInc@NYMC celebrates anniversary, opens new space

November 01, 2019

BioInc@NYMC, the biotechnology incubator on the campus of New York Medical College in Valhalla, had two celebrations in one on Oct. 30. It celebrated its fifth anniversary while opening new space that effectively doubles its size.

Westchester planning new program for business startups

November 21, 2019

Westchester County is about to take another step designed to help expand the local economy through new business activity, the Business Journal has learned.

Could a Tiny Mint Kick My Sugar Cravings?

October 24, 2019

An ‘addict’ seeks help from a new 14-day system

The Future of Healthcare with Dr. Samant Virk, CEO of MediSprout

September 25, 2019

Get back to making eye contact with our patients:Nearly 70% of our work is spent outside of the exam room, often serving documentation required by EMRs, playing phone tag and chasing follow-ups. Sadly, just minutes of the time we do spend with our patients is face-to-face. When we are with them, our eyes are often....

Medisprout: The Future of Healthcare

September 10, 2019

Dr. Samant Virk is Founder & CEO of MediSprout, a company focused on connecting doctors with their patients through innovative technology solutions. Sam’s vision is to address the shortcomings of healthcare by building technology around one of the cornerstones of medical practice, the provider-patient relationship.

RETIA MEDICAL Announces Two Publications

September 09, 2019

RETIA MEDICAL Announces Two Publications of Independent Validation Studies of its Argos Cardiac Output Monitor in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgical (OR) patients and high-risk post-cardiac surgical patients in the ICU

BioInc client, Sapience Therapeutics

September 09, 2019

Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of peptide therapeutics to address difficult to treat oncology indications, today announced the appointment of Alice S. Bexon, MD, as the company’s Chief Medical Officer.

Mount Sinai Uses Telehealth to Improve Care Management for IBD Patients

August 06, 2019

New York's Mount Sinai health system is using a telehealth platform to boost care management for patients at its ibd medical home, giving both them and their care providers more opportunities to collaborate.

Dr. Samant Virk: Ensuring successful outcomes for weight loss surgery patients with telehealth

July 22, 2019

Bariatric weight-loss surgery is becoming more acceptable to physicians and patients alike as a way to treat obesity and the chronic conditions it may cause such as diabetes and heart disease.

Why Build When You Can Buy?

August 05, 2019
Telemedicine is one of the fastest growing sectors of the healthcare industry. How fast? In 2015, about 1 million patients used a telemedicine service; over the next three years, that number grew to 7 million. And many industry experts expect 2019 to be the “tipping point” at which telemedicine truly scales up across all areas of healthcare.

That has led many healthcare executives to consider building their own telemedicine platform to reach their patients. To which I say, why? Consider, instead, “white labeling” an already built, tested and proven application that can be ready to go, completely customized to your brand in one day.

Can Healthcare Be Cheaper Than A Cup Of Coffee?

July 19, 2019

About The Author

Dr. Samant Virk is Founder & CEO of MediSprout, a company focused on connecting doctors with their patients through innovative technology solutions. He is also a physician having practiced clinical medicine for almost 15 years, with a specialization in Neurology and Interventional Spine.



Retia Medical Announces Partnership with TekUS For International Market Outreach

June 27, 2019

Valhalla, NY – June 27, 2019 – Retia Medical, LLC, a medical device company focused on transforming the practice of critical care by making accurate hemodynamic data available and affordable for use at every bed, today announced the joining of efforts with TekUS, based in Atlanta, Georgia.  Marc Zemel, Retia Medical’s CEO states “Critically ill patients in every part of the world should have access to this important technology and we are excited to begin this partnership with TekUS to deliver our   innovative technology to the Gulf Coast countries and parts of India.” Billy D. Williams, President of TekUS, describes: “TekUS is a Master Distributor focused on bringing clinically superior medical technologies made in the USA to the international market”. “In our many years of medical device experience we find that most exciting new technologies originate in startup companies.” Their focus is to help these medical companies expand internationally by providing efficient and cost-effective marketing support.

Healthcare disruptors: How doctors can shake up the medical industry

May 30, 2019

Editor's Note: Welcome to Medical Economics' blog section which features contributions from members of the medical community. These blogs are an opportunity for bloggers to engage with readers about a topic that is top of mind, whether it is practice management, experiences with patients, the industry, medicine in general, or healthcare reform. The opinions expressed here are that of the authors and not Medical Economics.

RESI Conference

May 14, 2019

Life Science Nation runs the Redefining Early Stage Investments (RESI) 



New York Bio 2019

May 14, 2019

Hello NewYorkBIO Members,


Please join us to hear from experts and key opinion leaders in biotech on hot button issues that are sure to create an interesting dialog on topics that are in the news today.

MedTechIDEAS Summit- Ensuring Patient Access in a Value-Based Environment by MedTech Association

May 10, 2019

Join the region's Bio/Med leaders as we gather at Regeneron's global headquarters.

Opportunity Zone Panel Discussion

May 10, 2019

Program Location:

CNY Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC)

Upstate MIND Theatre (3rd flr)

841 E. Fayette Street

Syracuse, NY 

June 10, 2019, 10:00 -noon

At Mount Sinai, telehealth reduces ER visits and hospitalizations

March 09, 2019


These visits present patients with several barriers to care, however, including the inconvenience of travel and time off from work or school to visit their doctor.

How Big Tech Is Disrupting Big Healthcare

April 11, 2019

Big Tech is busy disrupting healthcare and shaping the industry’s future, and Amazon is showing the latest example of that — though it’s hardly the only force putting pressure for change on that massive sector of the economy.

Westchester County Is The Place For Innovation: County Executive George Latimer Announces County’s Incubator Program - Element 46Westchester County Is The Place For Innovation: County Executive George

March 29, 2019

Designed to inspire and support entrepreneurial talent and the development of new businesses in Westchester, Element 46 will help turn promising ideas into thriving businesses, and promote entrepreneurship and economic development in Westchester County by providing founders with access to programing and resources.

Sapience Therapeutics to Present Poster on ST101 at the 2019 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting

March 14, 2019

HARRISON, NY / ACCESSWIRE / March 14, 2019 / Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of peptide therapeutics to address difficult to treat oncology indications, announced today that the company will present preclinical data on its ST101 program at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting. The conference will take place in Atlanta, GA from March 29 - April 3, 2019. 

MediSprout in the News

March 22, 2019

At the hospital's inflammatory bowel disease center, providers can now deliver better care to patients with delicate conditions.

Sapience Therapeutics to Present at 2019 BIO CEO & Investor Conference

February 01, 2019

HARRISON, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of peptide therapeutics to address difficult to treat oncology indications, announced today that it is scheduled to present and conduct one-on-one meetings at 2019 BIO CEO & Investor Conference to be held in New York, NY on February 11th-12th. Barry Kappel, Ph.D., MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sapience Therapeutics, is scheduled to present on Tuesday, February 12th at 1:15 pm EST.

Westchester County Association Breaking News!

January 10, 2019

Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced this morning at the Westchester County Association Breakfast that he will agree to sign a 99-year lease agreement for the North 60 project.

Retia Medical Receives U.S. FDA Clearance

January 03, 2019

Retia Medical, LLC is the first client at New York Medical College’s BioInc@NYMC to obtain FDA approval for a biomedical device. Specifically, Retia Medical has obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 501(k) clearance for its innovative cardiovascular monitoring system, the Argos Hemodynamic Monitor. The device ensures cardiac output (blood flow) accuracy in a non-invasive, easier to use and less costly manner. BioInc@NYMC, a New York State-designated Innovation Hot Spot, is currently incubating multiple startups at the forefront of medical innovation. Retia Medical is one of the first companies to rely on BioInc@NYMC’s collaborative environment, state-of-the-art lab equipment and academic support to develop lifesaving technology.

Sapience Therapeutics to Present at Biotech Showcase 2019

January 01, 2019

Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of peptide therapeutics to address difficult to treat oncology indications, announced today that it will present at Biotech Showcase 2019 to be held in San Francisco, CA on January 7-9, 2019. 

Valhalla Telemedicine Firm Looks to Improve Doctor-Patient Dynamic

December 31, 2018

More than a decade ago, Dr. Samant Virk noticed that advances in technology were helping him and countless others with mundane tasks such as banking or shopping.

Retia Medical Establishes World-Class Clinical Advisory Board to Support Critical Advances in Hemodynamic Monitoring

October 10, 2018

Valhalla, NY – October 10, 2018 – Retia Medical, LLC, a medical device company focused on transforming the practice of critical care by making accurate hemodynamic data available and affordable for use at every bed, today announced that it established a Clinical Advisory Board comprising experts in the fields of anesthesiology and critical care medicine. The Clinical Advisory Board will provide insights into the design of clinical trials for the company’s lead product, the Retia Argos Cardiac Output Monitor, development of additional algorithms to improve hemodynamic monitoring, and support peer-to-peer educational initiatives that increase patient access to potentially life-saving hemodynamic monitoring technologies. The company also announced that it will preview the Argos Monitor at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiology, which is taking place in San Francisco, October 13 -17


October 05, 2018

MediSprout, a leader in the development of innovative healthcare and telehealth solutions, this week announced that its simple-to-implement V2MD telehealth platform will now integrate with Amazon Alexa for patient scheduling and integration with its Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor. 


September 13, 2018

Valhalla, N.Y. – September 12, 2018New York Medical College (NYMC) announced that Affina Biotechnologies  is the latest client to join BioInc@NYMC, NYMC’s biotechnology incubator — a New York State-designated Innovation Hot Spot. Affina Biotechnologies is a drug discovery start up that also offers services in protein biochemistry and assay development. There are currently nine start-ups occupying BioInc@NYMC, the mid-Hudson Valley’s only fully-equipped incubator on a health sciences college campus.

MediSprout app offers timely care without waiting room angst

August 05, 2018

In 2014, Samant Virk was more than a decade into a career in private practice as a neurologist in Poughkeepsie, but he couldn’t shake the feeling that something

Sapience Therapeutics, Inc. Selected as a Winner of the JLABS NYC QuickFire Challenge

June 26, 2018

HARRISON, N.Y., June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sapience Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing peptide therapeutics to address difficult to treat oncology indications, announced today that it was selected by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) as a winner of the JLABS @ NYC QuickFire challenge. Sapience was awarded one year of residency at the JLABS @ NYC, which includes laboratory space and access to Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s network of experts.

President of Guatemala Visited NYMC To Explore Possible Collaborations

February 13, 2018

Inspired by the NYMC’s innovation around biotechnology and state-of-the-art medical equipment, President Morales plans to take key learning points back to people of Guatemala.

TruMada Initiative Hosts Entrepreneurs And Prospective Investors For "Shark Tank" Inspired Event

February 08, 2018

We are seeing tremendous medical innovation come out of Israel, but many of these companies lack the knowledge and experience to successfully expand in the U.S.

BioInc@NYMC Names New Director

January 11, 2018

BioInc@NYMC has established itself as the premier biomedical incubator in the region and I am eager to join and help support its mission and the success of its members

BioInc@NYMC Client Crave Crush Now Available Nationwide

August 17, 2017

Crave Crush helps individuals lead healthier lives by eating less sugar. The main ingredient in its patented lozenge is gymnema, a natural leaf extract that supports healthy dietary habits. 

New York Medical College Welcomes Two New BioInc Tenants

November 10, 2015

SHY Therapeutics and MediSprout Join NYMC’S Innovative Biotech Incubator

BioInc@NYMC Welcomes Sapience Therapeutics, Inc.

August 03, 2016

Sapience Therapeutics, Inc. Developing Therapeutic Agent to Address High Mortality Cancers

NYMC Biotechnology Incubator Receives More Than One Million Dollars in State Funding To Support Innovation Hot Spot

December 22, 2017

BioInc@NYMC has seen phenomenal growth and success in its short three-year history

NYMC Welcomes New BioInc Client

April 15, 2015

Four LLC to Become Fourth Member of the College’s Innovative Biotech Incubator

New York Medical College Announces First Incubator Tenants

January 15, 2015

BioInc@NYMC is the only incubator of its kind in the region that is located on a medical school campus 

New York Medical College Biotech Incubator Receives Innovation Spot Award

December 12, 2014

BioInc@NYMC funded to help improve New York’s competitiveness in growing new technology based companies 

New York Medical College Launches Transformative Biotechnology Incubator

October 29, 2014

BioInc@NYMC is a vibrant, intellectually supportive platform for innovation and development that encourages collaboration and synergistic relationships among entrepreneurs.

Retia Medical Receives U.S. Food And Drug Administration Clearance

December 17, 2018

Valhalla, NY (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Retia Medical, LLC, a medical device company focused on advancing the quality and clinical use of hemodynamic monitoring, today announced that its Argos Cardiac Output (CO) Monitor has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510k clearance and is now available for sale in the United States. The Argos CO monitoring device is intended for use on patients above the age of 18. It is intended to be used as a hemodynamic monitor for cardiac output monitoring and its derived parameters on patients in the intensive care unit or the operating room.

Miami Cancer Institute Implements Philips Precision Medicine Genomics Platform

February 14, 2019

The Miami Cancer Institute has signed a multiyear agreement to use Royal Philips' IntelliSpace Precision Medicine Genomics software platf