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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Baystate's TechSpring aims to take ideas from lab to bedside; startups include games, remote 3-D dermatology

April 7, 2017

Source: MassLive

By: Jim Kinney
Baystate Health's TechSpring hosted its first ever health innovation showcase at Baystate Medical Center. The event was held in cooperation with MassChallenge, a Boston organization that fosters startups, and PULSE@MassChallenge, a partnership between TechSpring and MassChallenge specializing in digital health care.

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Baystate Health’s TechSpring Innovation Center Launches Development Environment Based on InterSystems Platform

April 3, 2017

Source: InterSystems

TechSpring, InterSystems and J2 Interactive Collaborate to Solve Healthcare Technology Innovators’ Biggest Problem: Access to Real Healthcare Resources.

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Healthy, Wealthy & Wise: 5 Reasons You Should Move Your Digital Health Startup to Massachusetts

March 27, 2017

Source: The Fenway

As a hotbed of higher education on the cutting-edge of medical research, Massachusetts is already home to many brilliant minds, but it’s also the obvious choice for medical and healthcare industry startups from other corners of the world looking to plant their flag.

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A better self-diagnosis than Google? Boston-based Buoy has an app for that

March 10, 2017

Source: Boston Business Journal

By: Jessica Bartlett
Andrew Le and his three co-founders subsequently created Buoy Health, which could be described as a smarter — one that includes 35,000 ways to describe symptoms and 1,675 diagnoses. With $2.5 million in funding, led by retired chair of Partners HealthCare Jack Connors and with participation from 14 other investors, the application launched in an IOS app and online March 8.

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Zoll gets FDA approval for in-hospital wearable defibrillator

March 10, 2017

Source: mobihealthnews

By: Jonah Comstock
Medical device maker Zoll Medical Corporation has received FDA premarket approval for a wearable external defibrillator for use in the hospital. Zoll got approval last year for its LifeVest, a similar product designed for home use.

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Can Massachusetts become a leader in digital healthcare? Gov. Charlie Baker's innovation chief Katie Stebbins argues yes

February 21, 2017


By: Gintautas Dumcius
Mass Digital Health interview with Katie Stebbins, Assistant Secretary of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship in Gov. Charlie Baker's Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development.

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Why Real-World Results Are So Challenging for Digital Health

February 8, 2017

Source: NEJM Catalyst

By: Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Vice President of Connected Health, Partners HealthCare; Associate Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School and Alexander L. Fogel, MBA, MD Candidate, Stanford University School of Medicine
Companies should look for lessons in other industries, create products that are tailored to population subsets, develop synergistic partnerships, and understand the performance characteristics of products in the real world.

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HIStalk Interviews Jay Desai, CEO, PatientPing

January 11, 2017

Source: HIStalk

HIStalk Interview: Jay Desai, MBA is co-founder and CEO of PatientPing of Boston, MA.

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GE, Merck and Others Invest $30M in Burlington Health Care IT Company

January 6, 2017

Source: Boston Business Journal

By: Jessica Bartlett
Burlington-based health care data company Arcadia Healthcare Solutions has raised $30 million from a number of investors, including GE, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Merck subsidiaries.

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Cambridge Patient Network PatientsLikeMe Receives $100M

January 5, 2017

Source: Boston Business Journal

By: Jessica Bartlett
Cambridge-based patient network PatientsLikeMe has raised $100 million in a recent funding round, and is participating is a multi-company initiative to develop a deeper understanding of disease.

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