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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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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Boston Scientific, Google Look to Jumpstart Digital Health Startups

December 29, 2016

Source: Boston Business Journal

By: Don Seiffert

Boston Scientific has made a name for itself with devices that are implanted into the body to prevent heart attacks. But through its Connected Patient Challenge, launched last month, the company is looking to get more involved in the kind of preventative medicine that’s based on the data generated by doctors, patients and the growth of wearable devices.

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Here are the Most Innovative States in America in 2016

December 22, 2016

Source: Bloomberg

By: Michelle Jamrisko and Wei Lu
Massachusetts stole a second straight victory in Bloomberg’s ranking of the most innovative U.S. states, a testament to how much the economy’s wheels are greased by investment in higher education and research.

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Joe Kvedar Gives an Update on the State of Connected Health Update

December 13, 2016

Source: Healthcare IT News

By Tom Sullivan
Digital health has been a reality for 20 years. Since its humble beginnings – during the days of the Sony Walkman and Palm Pilot – technology has evolved and the market is set to explode. But much work remains to be done.

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PULSE@MassChallenge Just Revealed the 31 Startups in Its 1st Digital Health Cohort

December 13, 2016

Source: BostInno

By: Dylan Martin
MassChallenge on Tuesday revealed the 31 startups that will participate in the inaugural PULSE@MassChallenge "digital health lab," a new six-month accelerator in Boston that partners startups with various entities working in healthcare.

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Pulse@MassChallenge Pulls Heavily From MA for First Group of Startups

December 13, 2016

Source: Xconomy

By: Jeff Engel
Today MassChallenge revealed the 31 startups chosen for the inaugural six-month session of its new Boston digital health lab, Pulse@MassChallenge, and there are a lot of familiar faces.

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PULSE@MassChallenge Unveils First-Ever Digital Health Cohort

December 13, 2016

Source: MassChallenge

Digital health lab to connect promising startups with world-class partners and resources for zero-equity

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Massachusetts & Israeli Organizations Sign Cybersecurity Agreement

December 11, 2016

Source: The Official Website of the Governor of Massachusetts

TEL AVIV - Agreement between MassTech and CyberSpark Will Drive Joint Research, Training, and Academic Exchanges Between Global Cyber Hubs

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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.

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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.

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