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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Takeda Announces Digital Health Collaborations to Power Clinical Trials

November 7, 2016

Source: mobihealthnews

By Heather Mack
Pharmaceutical company Takeda is looking to up its digital strategy game, pairing with a few companies to advance clinical trials, analyze data and develop biosensor and wearable technology.

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Digital Health Technology Poised to Help an Aging Population

October 21, 2016

Source: TechTarget

By: Shaun Sutner
Startups and established mHealth and health IT vendors showcase care coordination and telehealth apps, while speakers talk about tech tools for the elderly and mentally ill.

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MassChallenge Unveils its Top 26 Startups for 2016

October 6, 2016

Source: Boston Business Journal

Boston startup accelerator MassChallenge on Thursday announced the top 26 startups from its 2016 cohort of 128 startups total.

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Doctors Are Growing to Like Digital Health Tools, Says the American Medical Association (AMA)

October 5, 2016

Source: HealthPopuli

Blog By: Jane Sarasohn-Kahn
According to the AMA, 85% of doctors are in favor of change and disruption regarding patient care via digital health tools. Here, they discuss their standards and anticipations for change.

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Circulation, Uber Team Up to Get Patients to Doctor's Appointments

September 27, 2016

Source: Xconomy

By: Jeff Engel
Healthcare providers are starting to embrace consumer technologies, and Boston has emerged as one of the hubs of experimentation.

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Thriving Outside of Silicon Valley: 9 Other Digital Health Startup Hubs to Know

September 27, 2016

Source: Becker's Health IT & CIO Review

By: Max Green
The following nine cities are likely to play important roles in changing the face of digital health as we know it today in just few short years.

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MassChallenge has Launched a Digital Health Accelerator

September 15, 2016

Source: MedCity News

By Stephanie Baum
MassChallenge, a Boston-based accelerator, has launched a digital health accelerator, PULSE@Mass Challenge, and is seeking applications. The new program at Mass Challenge is part of a push to make Boston a digital health hub.

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GE Picks Five Teams to Tackle Boston's Opioid Crisis

September 13, 2016

Source: Boston Business Journal

By Jessica Bartlett
General Electric Co. is sponsoring five groups of innovators working on potential solutions to the opioid crisis.

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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.

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Commonwealth Awards $5 Million to UMass Amherst to Support New Data Science Collaborative

August 17, 2016

Source: Governor's Office & Housing and Economic Development

Research and Development Grant from Massachusetts Technology Collaborative will Support Regional Growth in Data Science, Cybersecurity, FinTech, and Digital Health Innovation

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