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.
How to Design Digital Health Tools to Boost Patient Engagement
November 20, 2016
By: Ted Quinn
Patient engagement leads us to better, safer, less expensive, and more flexible ways for managing healthcare’s complex tasks. It’s common sense, right? If you’re engaged in your own care and personally accountable to yourself and others, you’re more likely to invest the time and energy to achieve health and well-being in your life.