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MeHI contributes quotes, articles and thought leadership pieces to various publications on eHealth topics. Equally important, MeHI promotes healthcare organization's Health IT progress and shares current industry events with our stakeholders. Below you will find a combination of articles in which MeHI has been mentioned, articles authored by MeHI, published pieces where Massachusetts healthcare organizations are highlighted, and other relevant Health IT news.

These Startups Want to Save You a Trip to the Drugstore

June 16, 2017

Source: The Boston Globe

By: Scott Kirsner
[T.J.] Parker runs the Somerville startup PillPack, which eliminates the need to visit a pharmacy, delivering prescriptions by mail. Since the company was founded in 2013, it has raised about $118 million in funding, built a highly automated pharmacy in Manchester, N.H., and grown to more than 500 employees.

Along with another Boston startup, ZappRx, it hopes to eliminate the familiar headache of driving to the drugstore and standing in line, only to find that someone forgot to do something, and the crinkly white bag isn’t there waiting for you.

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Innovation Boost: 3 Digital Health Startups Win Cash To Accelerate Business

June 14, 2017

Source: WBUR

By: Rachel Zimmerman
Three digital health startups — one to help detect concussions, another to streamline emergency medicine, and a third to improve the mental health of seniors — were awarded a total of $200,000 Tuesday as part of an innovative accelerator program aimed at boosting such ventures across the state.

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PULSE@MassChallenge Awards $200,000 to Top Digital Health Startups

June 13, 2017

Source: PULSE@MassChallenge

BOSTON, JUNE 13, 2017 – MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, tonight awarded shares of $200,000 in zero-equity prizes to three digital health startups from the inaugural PULSE @MassChallenge cohort. More than 600 of the region's engaged digital health community gathered at the Wilbur Theater to celebrate the entrepreneurs, premier a behind-the-scenes documentary of the startups' journey, and hear from leading healthcare organizations and policymakers, including Governor Charlie Baker, who keynoted the event.

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With Watson Health, IBM bets big on health care

August 30, 2016

Source: Boston Globe

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey
IBM is making a big bet on health care, and it’s doing it here in the technology and life sciences hub of Massachusetts. Since IBM Watson Health was launched in 2015, the company has made four acquisitions worth about $4 billion and forged numerous partnerships with major hospitals, drug makers, and other companies.

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UMass Memorial adds to growing client list of health records vendor

August 17, 2015

Source: Worcester Business Journal

By: Christina P. O'Neill
UMass Memorial Health Care said in June that it would invest $700 million to upgrade its electronic health records (EHR) system to improve the accuracy and availability of patient data.

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UMass Memorial CEO: $700 EHR investment will more than pay for itself

July 29, 2015

Source: Central Mass Health Care / WBJ

By: Emily Micucci
Employees of UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) might have suffered a serious case of sticker shock when they learned about the $700 million cost to roll out a new electronic health record system and revamp the health care provider's IT infrastructure when CEO Dr. Eric Dickson unveiled those plans in a blog post last week.

For a system that has shed significant services and worked toward consolidating its footprint in Worcester over the last couple of years, the number seems like a lot to chew.

"It's a lot of money, no matter how you look at," Dickson said in an interview Tuesday.

But the administration already had the blessing of employees by the time Dickson said UMMHC would contract with Wisconsin-based health care software provider Epic to provide electronic health records services for the next 10 years.

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Direct Messaging Finding Stride, Despite Hurdles

June 22, 2015

Source: Healthcare IT News

By Mike Miliard
The 2015 Direct Messaging Survey published this week by HIMSS shows growing use and appreciation for the secure, email-like method of data exchange. But there are still challenges to be ironed out – related to technology standards, cost and workflow – before it sees broader acceptance.

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Bold Initiative to Build Health Begins

June 9, 2015

Source: Healthcare IT News

BUILD Health Challenge, an ambitious countrywide healthcare initiative aimed at boosting health across communities, today awarded grants to 18 groundbreaking projects to improve health in low-income areas. One of the awarded grantees is in Massachusetts, named the "Healthy Hill Initiative of Springfield, Massachusetts" which is led by HAPHousing, Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, Baystate Health System and Sisters of Providence Health System.

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Venture Forum Names Co-Directors to Run Worcester Innovation Center

April 28, 2015

Source: Mass Live LLC

By: Michael D. Kane
The Executive Board of The Venture Forum announced on Monday, hours after a ribbon cutting officially opened the center, that it had formed a new "Accelerator Division."

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State Helps Bring Behavioral Health Online

April 14, 2015

Source: WBJ's Central Mass Health Care

MeHI's Laurance Stuntz quoted in the lead article of the Worcester Business Journal's Central Mass Health Care e-newsweekly highlighting the efforts to assist behavioral health providers with Health IT. The piece also covers the recent release of MeHI's eQuality Incentive Program Behavioral Health Round II grants.

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