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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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Medical technology meets plastics innovation during Massachusetts Medtech Week

March 4, 2016

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.

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Report: Biotech, med device wages climb 18 percent over five years

March 2, 2016

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.

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HPC Announces Opportunity for Nearly $10M in Grant Funding to Meet Cost Containment Goals and Address Opioid Crisis

March 2, 2016

Source: Mass.gov

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 pregnancy

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Mass General Hospital teams with MIT spinoff Cogito on behavioral health analyzer

February 24, 2016

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.

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eClinicalWorks enters acute care electronic medical records market

February 23, 2016

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.

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IBM announces $2.6 billion acquisition to boost power of Watson Health

February 19, 2016

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.

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UnitedHealth unit to hire hundreds for new Fenway office

February 10, 2016

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.

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Philadelphia health tech firm sets up Charlestown innovation lab

February 5, 2016

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.

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Massachusetts Launches Comprehensive Digital Health Initiative

January 7, 2016

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.

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U.S. Hospitals Engaging Only 2 Percent of Patients via Mobile Apps, Putting as Much as $100 Million in Annual Revenue [Per Hospital] at Risk, Accenture Finds

January 6, 2016

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.

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