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Source: Boston Business Journal
By: Jessica Bartlett
This year, the hospital expanded [their] program to usher winners into the three-month accelerator, with the goal of driving innovation to help its patients. Dr. David Binder, director of innovation at Spaulding, said of the reason for the new accelerator program that “people are doing interesting things.”
Source: UMass Med Now
By: Megan Bard
The Center for Digital Health, a collaboration of UMass Medical School, UMass Lowell and UMass Boston, has received a $125,000 grant from the UMass President’s Science and Technology Initiatives Fund.
The new center will be a hub for research activities in digital health innovations; validation and evaluation of tools for digital health; academic-industry partnerships in digital health; consultancy and technology transfer for digital health; and education for the digital health workforce, according to Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and co-director of the new center.Learn More
By: Ted Quinn
Patient engagement leads us to better, safer, less expensive, and more flexible ways for managing healthcare’s complex tasks. It’s common sense, right? If you’re engaged in your own care and personally accountable to yourself and others, you’re more likely to invest the time and energy to achieve health and well-being in your life.
By: Heather Mack
Mothers, in a role that is always on-call, are constantly looking new ways to manage their families' health, and that means having 24/7 access to a doctor, according to a new survey.
By: Dylan Martin
Calling all digital health startups. If your startup has less than $5 million in both funding and revenue and it's ready to take things to the next level, you have until Wednesday to sign up for MassChallenge's new "digital health lab" startup accelerator.
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.
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.
Source: Boston Business Journal
Boston startup accelerator MassChallenge on Thursday announced the top 26 startups from its 2016 cohort of 128 startups total.Learn More
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.
By: Jeff Engel
Healthcare providers are starting to embrace consumer technologies, and Boston has emerged as one of the hubs of experimentation.