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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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HUBWeek Panel Presents the Women Behind Digital Health

October 25, 2017

Source: MedTech Boston

As part of the HUB week series, the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative hosted an Oct. 13 panel entitled “The Women Behind Digital Health.” The panel was moderated by Maeghan Welford, who is the Chief of Staff at Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and a Senior Advisor at the Mass Digital Health Initiative.

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How Boston has Transformed Itself into a Powerful Digital Health Ecosystem

August 3, 2017

Source: MedCityNews

By: Taha Jangda

In January 2016, a coalition of leaders including Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and industry executives announced an initiative to invest in digital health. From the beginning of the initiative, Baker and other key stakeholders envisioned a future in which Boston would be a national epicenter for digital health innovation.

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Technology Can Lend a Hand to Family Caregivers

July 30, 2017

Source: Telegram & Gazette

By: Susan Spencer

John Dowd of Worcester moved back home a few years ago to care for his father, who had Alzheimer’s disease, while managing his own job in field service, a position that required him to travel. He relied on a panoply of technology to make it work: internet-connected security cameras, shoes with GPS tracking insoles, door alarms, medication dispensers with alerts, Google Calendar and lots of texting among his eight siblings for the “constant rotation” of people bringing in dinners.

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Cultivating the Good in American Healthcare

July 3, 2017

Source: LinkedIn

Blog Post from Jonathan Bush CEO and Co-founder at athenahealth.

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