Industry News


Below you can find digital health industry news, including recently published articles, announcements, opinion pieces from industry thought leaders, event recaps, and profiles of featured Massachusetts digital health companies.

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MeHI, Lever Announce Finalists for the first Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge

September 17, 2021

Source: MeHI at the MassTech Collaborative

WESTBOROUGH, MA — The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) and Lever are pleased to announce the eight finalists for the first Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge, a new program meant to identify and grow digital health tools that will help drive economic recovery from the pandemic.

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New Program Leverages Massachusetts Resources to Accelerate Innovative Tech to Support Family Caregivers

July 14, 2021

Source: MeHI at the MassTech Collaborative

WESTBOROUGH, MASS. – A new challenge program launched by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) and Lever, Inc. of North Adams, Mass., aims to drive economic recovery by boosting the number of digital health tools available to help unpaid caregivers support their loved ones and return to work. The new ‘Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge’ offers growing digital health companies the opportunity to compete for a total of $250,000 in ‘tuition’ to one of nine research and development ‘Sandboxes’ located across the state.

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Massachusetts eHealth Institute Awards ‘Right Care 4 You’ Grants to Reduce Healthcare Costs

February 2, 2021

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the MassTech Collaborative

WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative recently announced awards for the new Right Care 4 You grant program totaling $189,360 for two digital health companies to support pilot projects with Massachusetts employers to help reduce their healthcare costs. 

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Mass Digital Health Welcomes the New Year with Hiring Rebound

January 20, 2021

Source: Editors

We have seen a steady rebound in job openings in the sector and the Board featured over 1,500 jobs at the beginning of the year, a sign of a positive trend.

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Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Program Awards $105,500 to Boost Three Massachusetts Startups

January 19, 2021

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI)

WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) has awarded new grants from the Digital Health Sandbox program to support three Massachusetts startups to test and validate their products and services at three different sandbox environments across Massachusetts. These three awards, totaling $105,500, will allow Lexington-based Keva Health, Cambridge’s Dynocardia, and Boston’s caresyntax to access the cutting-edge tools and staff at three innovative Sandbox R&D centers located in Massachusetts. 

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Massachusetts General Hospital Lab Joins Statewide Digital Health Sandbox Network

December 21, 2020

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at MassTech

WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at MassTech has added the Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability & Cybersecurity Program (MD PnP) at Massachusetts General Hospital as the next sandbox in its growing Digital Health Sandbox Network. The program boosts digital health across the Commonwealth by connecting companies to a network of innovative test beds that bolster their research and development lifecycle.

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Three teams win ‘Future of Aging’ competition at MIT Grand Hack

December 14, 2020

Source: Editors

This fall,  MeHI  (Massachusetts eHealth Institute) and Benchmark Senior Living co-sponsored a track at the annual MIT Hacking Medicine Grand Hack event focused on the ‘Future of Aging.’  The annual event virtually brought together some of the brightest innovators from across the world to ideate around specific healthcare challenges presented by sponsors, including MeHI.

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In The News: “Boston Health Tech was Built for a Crisis Like This”

November 10, 2020

Source: Built in Boston

MeHI Director Laurance Stuntz recently talked to Ellen Glover of Built In Boston for a piece on why the Boston digital health ecosystem was uniquely prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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October News: Amwell Goes Public, Venture Capital Flocks to Mental Health

October 21, 2020

Source: Editors

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Latest from MassChallenge: DynamiCare and ianacare Finish 1-2 in Competition; Applications Open for Accelerator, New Cohort

September 17, 2020

Source: Editors

Massachusetts-based companies ianacare and DynamiCare won the top two spots in The Fast Track to Scale Accelerator organized by MassChallenge HealthTech and Anthem. The Accelerator paired digital health startups from around the world with industry-leading employer champions with the goal of transforming the healthcare system.

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