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Source: Plastics Today
By Norbert Sparrow
Massachusetts Medtech Week returns to Boston next month, when the BIOMEDevice Boston conference and expo, co-located with PLASTEC New England, Design & Manufacturing New England and the Embedded Systems Conference, brings together medtech engineers and innovators with hundreds of suppliers of products and services. Two conference tracks will explore medical device design and biomedical innovation in the company of industry experts, while Center Stage and Tech Theater hold court on the show floor hosting technology and product briefs. For the second year in a row, the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), the largest regional medical device association in the country, is holding its annual conference in conjunction with the event.
Source: The Boston Globe | betaBoston
By: Curt Woodward
Wages in Massachusetts’ healthcare technology industry jumped nearly one-fifth over a recent five-year period, highlighting the sector’s strength as state officials try to encourage broader investment from private companies.
BOSTON – Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - Proposals to focus on innovative health care initiatives to cut costs, enhance access to behavioral health care through use of telemedicine, and improve care for infants exposed to opioids during pregnancyLearn More
Source: Healthcare IT News
By Bernie Monegain
Program hopes to tackle depression and bipolar disorders with an app designed to use voice patterns to detect emotions.
Source: Worcester Business Journal
By: SAM BONACCI
eClinicalWorks, the Westborough-based creator of health care IT solutions, is entering the United States acute care electronic health records (EHR) market.
Source: BetaBoston - The Boston Globe
By: Nidhi Subbaraman
IBM Corp. is building the analytical muscle of its Watson Health unit with a $2.6 billion acquisition of medical data company Truven Health Analytics announced Thursday.
Source: Boston Business Journal / Healthcare Inc.
Boston - A subsidiary of health care giant UnitedHealth Group is taking a giant leap from the suburbs to relocate to Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, with plans to move 400 employees to new office space and hire an additional 400.Learn More
Source: Boston Business Journal
Charlestown - When pharmaceutical and biotech companies are developing drugs, they reach out to ERT to help manage the clinical trial process.
But the Philadelphia-based company is going a step further starting this month, opening a 5,410-square-foot innovation lab at its existing Charlestown campus to encourage partnerships with other companies. The goal is to collect data for clinical trials in a more streamlined way, using upcoming technology and integrating with existing technology to study drugs and their effect.Learn More
Source: The Official Website of the Governor of Massachusetts
BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and executives from the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) joined leaders from across state government, healthcare, and the technology sector at Boston Children’s Hospital to announce a comprehensive public-private partnership designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the Commonwealth’s digital healthcare industry.Learn More
Source: Accenture Press Release
Accenture Press Release
JANUARY 06, 2016
New research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has found that only 2 percent of patients in the largest U.S. hospitals are using hospital-provided mobile health apps. Accenture estimates that failure to align mobile apps to the services consumers’ demand could cost each of these hospitals, on average, more than $100 million in lost annual revenue.