Why Boston? An Interview with American Well Co-Founder Dr. Ido Schoenberg
December 8, 2016
Source: Webside Matters - The Telehealth Report
By: Amanda Guisbond
If you’ve heard of American Well, you know we are a Boston-based digital health company and a leader in the telehealth space. However, many may not realize that our American-born company was founded by two Israeli brothers who still maintain close ties with the Israeli innovation community.
Why Israeli Entrepreneurs Keep Choosing Massachusetts
December 7, 2016
Source: The Boston Globe
By John Harthorne and Ron Liebowitz
When it comes to attracting Israeli entrepreneurs, Boston has proved to be a premier destination for leading startups. As active participants in Boston’s innovation ecosystem, we know from experience that our successes cannot be taken for granted. Each month, more states are sending economic and political delegations to Israel, hoping to attract promising startups — so it’s particularly good news and good timing that Governor Charlie Baker will bring a delegation there this week. While there is much to celebrate, there is even more work for us to do to ensure that we continue to keep our competitive edge.
27 Hot Health Tech's to Watch in 2017
December 2, 2016
Source: Healthcare IT News
By: Mike Miliard
A look at the leading health information technologies hospitals told HIMSS Analytics they plan to buy in the next twelve months.
Governor Baker Establishes Massachusetts Digital Healthcare Council
November 22, 2016
Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced the creation of a Digital Healthcare Council, a comprehensive public-private partnership that will advise the administration on the future of the Commonwealth’s digital healthcare industry. The council stems from the momentum of the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative, launched in January 2016.
Spaulding Rehab Launches New Accelerator Program
November 22, 2016
Source: Boston Business Journal
By: Jessica Bartlett
This year, the hospital expanded [their] program to usher winners into the three-month accelerator, with the goal of driving innovation to help its patients. Dr. David Binder, director of innovation at Spaulding, said of the reason for the new accelerator program that “people are doing interesting things.”
New Center for Digital Health launched by UMass Medical School, Boston and Lowell campuses
November 21, 2016
Source: UMass Med Now
By: Megan Bard
The Center for Digital Health, a collaboration of UMass Medical School, UMass Lowell and UMass Boston, has received a $125,000 grant from the UMass President’s Science and Technology Initiatives Fund.
The new center will be a hub for research activities in digital health innovations; validation and evaluation of tools for digital health; academic-industry partnerships in digital health; consultancy and technology transfer for digital health; and education for the digital health workforce, according to Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and co-director of the new center.