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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Leaders in Business, Health Care, Education & Government Launch New “Massachusetts Caregiver Coalition"

November 20, 2019

Source: Massachusetts Business Round Table

Boston, MA - In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, leaders from business, health care, education and state government launched a new “Massachusetts Caregiver Coalition,” a collaboration that includes businesses from diverse industry sectors working with the state to assess and address the needs of unpaid family caregivers in Massachusetts. Today’s launch is marked by the release of a Massachusetts State of Care Report and Employer Toolkit, which highlight research and best practices for employers to support working family caregivers. 

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How Digital Health Innovations Can Be Women’s Secret Weapon Against Breast Cancer

November 11, 2019

Source: editors

A blog post on some of the most promising digital health solutions coming from Massachusetts to promote early breast cancer detection and improve patient care for those undergoing treatment or in remission. 

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Active Season in the ‘Silicon Valley of Aging’

November 5, 2019

Source: editors

Have you heard about the major wins that took place between the digital health and healthy aging sectors in Massachusetts? Learn more about the recent international aging conference that took place in Boston, plus two big wins at national aging pitch competitions! 

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How an International Organization Plans to Bridge the Digital Health Ecosystems of Boston and Europe

October 28, 2019

Source: Editors

Interview with David Guez, MD, Executive Director Innovation and Scouting and founder of WeHealth Digital Medicine.

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Busting the Successful Startup Founder Myth

October 15, 2019

Source: MassDigitalHealth editors

Massachusetts is a hub for venture capital investment, education, and innovation. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it is consistently ranks in the top 10 best cities to start a business. But when it comes to female entrepreneurs, “Women make up more than half of Boston’s residents, yet 1 dollar out of every 23 dollars in commercial bank loans goes to women-owned businesses, while only three percent of venture capital investments go to businesses led by women” (Women Entrepreneurs Boston). 

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Massachusetts: A Hotbed for Healthcare Cybersecurity

October 7, 2019

Source: MassDigitalHealth editors

Ransomware attacks in healthcare are predicted to quintuple by 2021. Massachusetts is playing a leading role in digital health innovation, but also in cybersecurity. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and to highlight the issue Massachusetts is hosting its first-ever statewide Cybersecurity Week from October 15-18th.

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Behind the scenes at Humana’s new digital health unit in Boston

September 25, 2019

Source: CNBC

CNBC’s Bertha Coombs profiled Humana’s new Boston-based digital health unit, Studio H, and had a one-on-one interview with Humana CEO Bruce Broussard.

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A Lesson in Innovation: How Digital Health in Massachusetts Can Address the "Big 3 Mental Health Afflictions" on College Campuses

September 24, 2019

Source: editors

In 2018, over 90% of college-aged Americans owned a smartphone and looked at that phone nearly 100 times a day. It is clear that the rise in communication technology—especially among the millennial population—has created a digital landscape shaping the way college students interact with the world. 

This constant connectivity empowers digital health revolutionaries to break down mental health care barriers, innovating solutions to the big 3 mental health afflictions on campus: stress, anxiety, and depression.

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MassChallenge HealthTech Launches Applications for 2020 Accelerator

September 10, 2019

Source: MassChallenge HealthTech

MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, today opened applications for the 2020 cohort of MassChallenge HealthTech. MassChallenge HealthTech accelerates innovation in the healthcare industry by connecting later-stage, digital health startups with industry champions to address some of our greatest healthcare challenges. Startups that have raised up to $10M in equity-based funding and have generated up to $10M in revenue are invited to apply by October 8, 2019 at 12:00PM (noon) ET.

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Baker-Polito Administration Releases New Report on Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative

September 9, 2019

Source: Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

BOSTON - Monday, September 9, 2019 -- Governor Charlie Baker today officially released the results of a new report from the Massachusetts Digital Health Council during his remarks at MassBIO’s inaugural Digital Health Impact 2019 event held in Boston. The report tracks the progress of the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative, a public-private effort launched in January 2016 to boost the rapidly growing sector that sits at the intersection of healthcare and technology.

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