With Watson Health, IBM bets big on health care
August 30, 2016
Source: Boston Globe
By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey
IBM is making a big bet on health care, and it’s doing it here in the technology and life sciences hub of Massachusetts. Since IBM Watson Health was launched in 2015, the company has made four acquisitions worth about $4 billion and forged numerous partnerships with major hospitals, drug makers, and other companies.
Startups get closer to helping us live longer, stay healthier
August 11, 2016
By Michaela N. Vincent, CNN
It may not be Silicon Valley but it's where many tech companies of the East want to be.
Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is home to 800 companies, from startups to MIT. Even Google and Microsoft have satellite offices there.
News Release: athenahealth Announces Acquisition of Arsenal Health, formerly known as Smart Scheduling, Inc.
April 14, 2016
Arsenal Health was athenahealth’s first investment via the ‘More Disruption Please’ (MDP) Accelerator and benefitted from direct access to athenahealth’s internal resources, expertise, and network of over 75,000 providers. The acquisition will make Arsenal Health’s schedule optimization solution widely available as a native part of athenaNet – moving Arsenal Health from third-party service delivered via the athenahealth® Marketplace to a native capability that will be available to customers via athenaCoordinator.
Mass. Digital Health Initiative: Progress Update
March 8, 2016
Source: Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative
We recently shared an announcement of the new Boston-based innovation hub for digital health startups.
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Medical technology meets plastics innovation during Massachusetts Medtech Week
March 4, 2016
Source: Plastics Today
By Norbert Sparrow
Massachusetts Medtech Week returns to Boston next month, when the BIOMEDevice Boston conference and expo, co-located with PLASTEC New England, Design & Manufacturing New England and the Embedded Systems Conference, brings together medtech engineers and innovators with hundreds of suppliers of products and services. Two conference tracks will explore medical device design and biomedical innovation in the company of industry experts, while Center Stage and Tech Theater hold court on the show floor hosting technology and product briefs. For the second year in a row, the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), the largest regional medical device association in the country, is holding its annual conference in conjunction with the event.