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The Roles of Health Systems in Sparking Disruption in a Highly Complex Industry

June 6, 2019

Source: Inside Digital Health


By: Jared Kaltwasser

"If there’s one industry that’s ripe for disruption, it’s healthcare.

That’s what many technology and healthcare experts say. And yet there’s a problem. As Tulip Lim, a director for S&P Global Ratings, said in a brief last November, “the industry’s complexity will govern the rate of change.”

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Learn about Top Digital Health Collaborations across the Commonwealth

June 5, 2019

Source: MassDigitalHealth.org editors

Did you know that Massachusetts is home to over 350 digital health companies? While Boston is typically referred to as the biotech hub of the world, the digital health ecosystem is also booming in the Commonwealth. Since 2016, the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative has been focused on supporting digital health companies, fostering the digital health ecosystem, and bringing jobs to the Commonwealth.

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Baker-Polito Administration Launches Digital Health 'Sandbox' Program for Innovative Startups

April 24, 2019

Source: Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito - Mass.gov

WORCESTER — Governor Baker today announced a new grant program as part of the Administration’s Digital Health Initiative that will provide $500,000 in funding to open doors for healthcare technology startups to access research and development “sandboxes.” Governor Baker made the announcement during a visit with Digital Health Council members at WPI’s PracticePoint, one of the facilities supported by the program, where healthcare startups will be able to test existing technologies and develop new products and services.

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Baker-Polito Administration Funds Aging Innovation Hub in Cambridge

November 1, 2018

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

BOSTON – During an event today at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Kendall Square, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded a $100,000 grant providing seed funding for AGENCY, a new coworking innovation hub for collective impact where entrepreneurs, enterprises, elders, and experts can work side-by-side to explore and apply ideas for aging populations around the globe.  

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MeHI & European Alliance Sign Partnership to Drive Strategic Collaboration Around Digital Health

April 12, 2018

Source: MeHI

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MeHI) and the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) today announced a new strategic partnership aimed at growing the digital health ecosystems in Massachusetts and Europe. The new agreement between MeHI and ECHAlliance will help advance collaboration, the exchange of ideas, and combine resources to drive the pursuit of real world digital solutions to address the world’s healthcare challenges.

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MeHI Selected as New Vendor for Mass HIway Outreach & Account Management

March 27, 2018

Source: MeHI

The Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services' (EOHHS) Mass HIway program recently announced a new contract with MeHI to develop and deliver services to promote the adoption and utilization of health information exchange (HIE) by healthcare organizations statewide. 

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PULSE@ MassChallenge Announces 2018 Cohort of Top Digital Health Startups

December 14, 2017

Source: PULSE@ MassChallenge

MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today announced the 32 digital health startups joining the 2018 PULSE@ MassChallenge cohort. Selected from more than 500 applicants from around the world, this year’s cohort represents the most-innovative technologies advancing healthcare and improving patient wellbeing.

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Boston's Akili Says Video Game Helped Children with ADHD in Landmark Study

December 4, 2017

Source: Boston Business Journal

Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs has gotten one step closer to winning the first FDA approval for a “digital therapeutic,” saying Monday that a video game it developed to treat ADHD had performed well in a pivotal trial.

Akili, a spinout of PureTech Health, announced positive results from the study, in which 348 children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD played either the company’s tablet-based game or a similar “placebo” game over the course of four weeks.

By: Max Stendahl

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Podcast: “People Want to Get Older and Stay and Continue to Live in the Community That’s Home for Them."

November 28, 2017

Source: Continuum

By: Mike Dunkley, Ken Gordon

The Resonance Test 17 Podcast with Secretary Alice Bonner and Laurance Stuntz on innovations around aging and digital health.

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CMS Data Shows PatientPing's ACO Users Are Saving More

November 16, 2017

Source: mobihealthnews

By: Laura Lovett

National data sets from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services reveal that Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that use PatientPing, a care coordination platform, have seen higher savings than other ACOs, the company reported.

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