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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Intergenerational Hackfest Sparks Innovation

June 7, 2017

Source: Olin College

On Saturday, June 3, residents and staff from five local senior living communities joined forces with Olin College students and professionals in aging services for the LeadingAge MA Hackfest at North Hill in Needham, Massachusetts. The goal of Hackfest is to create a “technology-driven product or service aimed at improving the lives of older adults and their families.”

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Partners, GE collaborate to bring artificial intelligence to health care

May 17, 2017

Source: Boston Business Journal

By: Jessica Bartlett

Partners HealthCare and GE Healthcare are launching a 10-year partnership to bring artificial intelligence into every area of the hospital’s operations.

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Polaris Partners unveils $435M fund for tech and healthcare startups

May 4, 2017

Source: Boston Business Journal

By: Kelly J. O'Brien
Boston-based Polaris Partners on Thursday unveiled a new investment fund — the firm's eighth — with $435 million ready to deploy. Founded in 1996, the firm has raised more than $4.3 billion lifetime.

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This HBS Startup Wants to Be Your New Health Care Sidekick

April 28, 2017

Source: BostonInno

By: Lucia Maffei
-Nate Maslak and Nate Fox founded HealthWiz after witnessing the efforts that their family members put into finding effective health care.
-The focus of HealthWiz is partnering with smaller firms that just became self-insured.
-HealthWiz is one of the companies that BostInno included in its list of 14 most promising startups from HBS.

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Boston startup scores in deal that will give its wearable to every NFL player

April 25, 2017

Source: Boston Business Journal

By: Kelly O'Brien
The bands are made by Whoop, a Boston-based startup that on Monday became the first company officially licensed by the NFL Players Association to provide wearable devices to track players' health and recovery data.

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Digital health company ZappRx raises $25M

April 20, 2017

Source: Boston Business Journal

By: Jessica Bartlett
ZappRx is planning to grow its specialty pharmaceutical management platform, thanks to a $25 million funding round announced today.

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State employee health insurer GIC to partner with for-profit Iora Health

April 11, 2017

Source: Boston Business Journal

By: Jessica Bartlett
The Group Insurance Commission, the quasi-state agency the oversees health insurance for state and some government employees, will partner with Iora Health starting this summer to provide specialized health care to around 2,000 people in an attempt to save the state money.

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Baystate's TechSpring aims to take ideas from lab to bedside; startups include games, remote 3-D dermatology

April 7, 2017

Source: MassLive

By: Jim Kinney
Baystate Health's TechSpring hosted its first ever health innovation showcase at Baystate Medical Center. The event was held in cooperation with MassChallenge, a Boston organization that fosters startups, and PULSE@MassChallenge, a partnership between TechSpring and MassChallenge specializing in digital health care.

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Baystate Health’s TechSpring Innovation Center Launches Development Environment Based on InterSystems Platform

April 3, 2017

Source: InterSystems

TechSpring, InterSystems and J2 Interactive Collaborate to Solve Healthcare Technology Innovators’ Biggest Problem: Access to Real Healthcare Resources.

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Healthy, Wealthy & Wise: 5 Reasons You Should Move Your Digital Health Startup to Massachusetts

March 27, 2017

Source: The Fenway

As a hotbed of higher education on the cutting-edge of medical research, Massachusetts is already home to many brilliant minds, but it’s also the obvious choice for medical and healthcare industry startups from other corners of the world looking to plant their flag.

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