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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Pulse@MassChallenge Pulls Heavily From MA for First Group of Startups

December 13, 2016

Source: Xconomy

By: Jeff Engel
Today MassChallenge revealed the 31 startups chosen for the inaugural six-month session of its new Boston digital health lab, Pulse@MassChallenge, and there are a lot of familiar faces.

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PULSE@MassChallenge Unveils First-Ever Digital Health Cohort

December 13, 2016

Source: MassChallenge

Digital health lab to connect promising startups with world-class partners and resources for zero-equity

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Massachusetts & Israeli Organizations Sign Cybersecurity Agreement

December 11, 2016

Source: The Official Website of the Governor of Massachusetts

TEL AVIV - Agreement between MassTech and CyberSpark Will Drive Joint Research, Training, and Academic Exchanges Between Global Cyber Hubs

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Why Boston? An Interview with American Well Co-Founder Dr. Ido Schoenberg

December 8, 2016

Source: Webside Matters - The Telehealth Report

By: Amanda Guisbond
If you’ve heard of American Well, you know we are a Boston-based digital health company and a leader in the telehealth space. However, many may not realize that our American-born company was founded by two Israeli brothers who still maintain close ties with the Israeli innovation community.

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Why Israeli Entrepreneurs Keep Choosing Massachusetts

December 7, 2016

Source: The Boston Globe

By John Harthorne and Ron Liebowitz
When it comes to attracting Israeli entrepreneurs, Boston has proved to be a premier destination for leading startups. As active participants in Boston’s innovation ecosystem, we know from experience that our successes cannot be taken for granted. Each month, more states are sending economic and political delegations to Israel, hoping to attract promising startups — so it’s particularly good news and good timing that Governor Charlie Baker will bring a delegation there this week. While there is much to celebrate, there is even more work for us to do to ensure that we continue to keep our competitive edge.

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Voluntis Gets Both FDA and CE Mark for Diabetes Management App, Insulia

December 6, 2016

Source: mobihealthnews

By: Heather Mack
Paris, France and Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Voluntis, which makes companion software for medical devices or medications, has received both FDA clearance and the CE Mark for a type 2 diabetes management app called Insulia.

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Google-backed PatientPing Raises More Funding, Plots Expansion

December 6, 2016

Source: Boston Business Journal

By: Kelly J. O'Brien
Boston-based healthcare technology company PatientPing raised $31.6 million in a Series B funding round, the company announced Tuesday.

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27 Hot Health Tech's to Watch in 2017

December 2, 2016

Source: Healthcare IT News

By: Mike Miliard
A look at the leading health information technologies hospitals told HIMSS Analytics they plan to buy in the next twelve months.

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Pfizer to Use IBM Watson Supercomputing to Find New Drugs

December 1, 2016

Source: Boston Business Journal

By: Jessica Bartlett
IBM Watson Health is partnering with Pfizer to use supercomputing to find new potential drugs.

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Governor Baker Establishes Massachusetts Digital Healthcare Council

November 22, 2016


Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced the creation of a Digital Healthcare Council, a comprehensive public-private partnership that will advise the administration on the future of the Commonwealth’s digital healthcare industry. The council stems from the momentum of the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative, launched in January 2016.

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