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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 COVID-19 Innovations for Healthcare Providers Challenge

March 29, 2022

Source: MassTech Collaborative

WESTBOROUGH, MASS. - The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) and Lever are pleased to announce the eight finalists for the COVID-19 Innovations for Healthcare Providers Challenge. This is the second of two challenges in the Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Innovation Challenge Program and is designed to find innovative digital health solutions that can help providers treat and monitor their patients remotely, address racial and economic health inequities, and support healthcare workers in recovering from increased stress, anxiety, and burnout brought on by the pandemic. The program is sponsored by MeHI and supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and the SPRINT Challenge Grant program.

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Kinto Wins the Mass. Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge

December 9, 2021

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

BOSTON, MASS. – Kinto was named the winner of the Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge on Wednesday. Cambridge-based Kinto, a virtual platform that offers caregiver coaching, a personalized e-learning curriculum, and peer support groups, will benefit from a $100,000 grant to advance its product with MITRE, a member of the Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Network.

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Mass. eHealth Institute Supports Digital Health Innovation Statewide

December 7, 2021

Source: MeHI at the MassTech Collaborative

WESTBOROUGH – MeHI, the Mass. eHealth Institute at MassTech, has announced $165,950 in new awards from the Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Grant Program to support four Massachusetts startups in gaining access to cutting-edge R&D facilities across the state. The four companies will work with the facilities to test and validate their products, helping advance the marketability of the ‘Made in Massachusetts’ products.

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Making Health and Motion Sensing Devices More Personal

September 22, 2021

Source: Rachel Gordon, MIT CSAIL

Scientists from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Center for Artificial Intelligence (CPAI) created a toolkit for designing health- and motion-sensing devices using something called “electrical impedance tomography (EIT),” a fancy word for an imaging technique that measures and visualizes a person’s internal conductivity. (EIT is typically used for things like observing lung function or detecting cancer.)

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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: MassDigitalHealth.org 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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