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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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Massachusetts: A Hotbed for Healthcare Cybersecurity

October 7, 2019

Source: MassDigitalHealth editors

Ransomware attacks in healthcare are predicted to quintuple by 2021. Massachusetts is playing a leading role in digital health innovation, but also in cybersecurity. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and to highlight the issue Massachusetts is hosting its first-ever statewide Cybersecurity Week from October 15-18th.

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Behind the scenes at Humana’s new digital health unit in Boston

September 25, 2019

Source: CNBC

CNBC’s Bertha Coombs profiled Humana’s new Boston-based digital health unit, Studio H, and had a one-on-one interview with Humana CEO Bruce Broussard.

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A Lesson in Innovation: How Digital Health in Massachusetts Can Address the "Big 3 Mental Health Afflictions" on College Campuses

September 24, 2019

Source: MassDigitalHealth.org editors

In 2018, over 90% of college-aged Americans owned a smartphone and looked at that phone nearly 100 times a day. It is clear that the rise in communication technology—especially among the millennial population—has created a digital landscape shaping the way college students interact with the world. 

This constant connectivity empowers digital health revolutionaries to break down mental health care barriers, innovating solutions to the big 3 mental health afflictions on campus: stress, anxiety, and depression.

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MassChallenge HealthTech Launches Applications for 2020 Accelerator

September 10, 2019

Source: MassChallenge HealthTech

MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, today opened applications for the 2020 cohort of MassChallenge HealthTech. MassChallenge HealthTech accelerates innovation in the healthcare industry by connecting later-stage, digital health startups with industry champions to address some of our greatest healthcare challenges. Startups that have raised up to $10M in equity-based funding and have generated up to $10M in revenue are invited to apply by October 8, 2019 at 12:00PM (noon) ET.

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Baker-Polito Administration Releases New Report on Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative

September 9, 2019

Source: Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

BOSTON - Monday, September 9, 2019 -- Governor Charlie Baker today officially released the results of a new report from the Massachusetts Digital Health Council during his remarks at MassBIO’s inaugural Digital Health Impact 2019 event held in Boston. The report tracks the progress of the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative, a public-private effort launched in January 2016 to boost the rapidly growing sector that sits at the intersection of healthcare and technology.

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Accelerating Health Tech Innovation through Strategic Partnerships

September 3, 2019

Source: Mass Digital Health editors


MassChallenge HealthTech, MCHT, is one of the preeminent digital health accelerator of Massachusetts. Since 2016, MCHT has accelerated healthcare innovation by matching top digital health startups from around the world with industry-leading partners to solve challenges in healthcare. 

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Governor Charlie Baker to Deliver Remarks at MassBio’s Digital Health Impact 2019 During Biotech Week Boston

August 28, 2019

Source: Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council announced that Governor Charlie Baker will deliver remarks at its upcoming Digital Health Impact 2019 conference which makes its debut on opening day of Biotech Week Boston on September 9th.

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Pharma and Digital Health, a Marriage Made in Mass.

August 20, 2019

Source: MassDigitalHealth.org editors

Did you know that Boston holds an unparalleled record with more funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other city in the United States, for 24 consecutive years and counting?

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How Digital Health Solutions in Massachusetts and Beyond Can Save 3 Million Mothers and Babies

August 9, 2019

Source: MassDigitalHealth.org editors

Massachusetts is the country’s leading innovation hub and, with the heightened interest and recognition of the value of digital technologies to advance health, digital health innovation is emerging as a powerful means to the end of infant and maternal mortality. So, the question is: How can digital health impact maternal and child health in Massachusetts, the United States, and the world?

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Top 5 Reasons to Move to Massachusetts for Digital Health

August 5, 2019

Source: MassDigitalHealth.org editors

Exploring why healthcare and tech professionals are ‘shipping up to Boston’ and other Massachusetts towns to fill Digital health jobs. 

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