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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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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

Source: Mass.gov

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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Spaulding Rehab Launches New Accelerator Program

November 22, 2016

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.”

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New Center for Digital Health launched by UMass Medical School, Boston and Lowell campuses

November 21, 2016

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.

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How to Design Digital Health Tools to Boost Patient Engagement

November 20, 2016

Source: MedCityNews

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.

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Mothers Want On-Demand Doctors and Other Digital Health Tools, Survey Finds

November 9, 2016

Source: mobihealthnews

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.

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Startups Line up for MassChallenge Digital Health Lab, Except in 2 Key Areas

November 7, 2016

Source: BostonInno

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.

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Takeda Announces Digital Health Collaborations to Power Clinical Trials

November 7, 2016

Source: mobihealthnews

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.

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