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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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In The News: “Boston Health Tech was Built for a Crisis Like This”

November 10, 2020

Source: Built in Boston

MeHI Director Laurance Stuntz recently talked to Ellen Glover of Built In Boston for a piece on why the Boston digital health ecosystem was uniquely prepared to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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October News: Amwell Goes Public, Venture Capital Flocks to Mental Health

October 21, 2020

Source: MassDigitalHealth.org Editors

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Latest from MassChallenge: DynamiCare and ianacare Finish 1-2 in Competition; Applications Open for Accelerator, New Cohort

September 17, 2020

Source: MassDigitalHealth.org Editors

Massachusetts-based companies ianacare and DynamiCare won the top two spots in The Fast Track to Scale Accelerator organized by MassChallenge HealthTech and Anthem. The Accelerator paired digital health startups from around the world with industry-leading employer champions with the goal of transforming the healthcare system.

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Digital Health Job Openings Bolstered By Record Funding In First Half of 2020

August 27, 2020

Source: MassDigitalHealth.org Editors

As summer 2020 draws to a close, many organizations in the Mass Digital Health cluster have begun a fall hiring push.  While many companies paused hiring early in the pandemic, from May to July 2020 we observed an addition of 424 new job postings on the Massachusetts Digital Health Jobs Board.  

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Massachusetts Releases RFR to Procure EMR System for the Soldiers’ Homes in Chelsea and Holyoke

June 30, 2020

Source: The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Virtual Bidders' Conference on July 9, 2020.  Bid responses due August 10, 2020.

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Final MAeHC Grant Program Announced

June 29, 2020

Source: MassDigitalHealth editors

The Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, a non-profit pioneer and national leader in health information technology for over 15 years, is winding down its operations in 2020. As part of the winding down process, MAeHC is distributing grants of up to $250,000 to certain Massachusetts-based Section 501(c)(3) charitable organizations to further its vision and mission.

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Massachusetts Expands Digital Health R&D Sandbox Program

June 23, 2020

Source: massdigitalhealth.org Editors

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) has selected four new healthcare R&D hubs to join the Digital Health Sandbox Network and awarded grants to support two digital health companies in accessing the network.

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MassChallenge HealthTech to host virtual COVID-19 Innovation Summit with Massachusetts organizations and healthcare leaders

March 16, 2020

Source: MassChallenge HealthTech

MassChallenge, the Boston-based accelerator, is hosting a virtual COVID-19 Innovation Summit on March 25th from 11AM – 1PM EST. Register now to participate in this timely and thoughtful conversation with innovators looking to combat the outbreak. 

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How Boston-based Startups Are Tackling Loneliness, Food Insecurity, and Addiction

March 10, 2020

Source: MassDigitalHealth.org Editors

While the COVID-19 outbreak is the leading health issue today, the world is also facing ongoing challenges like loneliness, food insecurity, and addiction that need to be addressed. Get to know three Massachusetts-based digital health startups that are tackling the massive societal problems that will still be here long after we contain COVID-19. 

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Six Questions with MIT Hacking Medicine’s Freddy Nguyen

March 3, 2020

Source: MassDigitalHealth.org Editors

​MIT Hacking Medicine started small in 2011 but today its Grand Hack event in April attracts over 400 people from all over the world. What is it about this event and the Massachusetts digital health ecosystem that attracts so many people to Cambridge every year? We talked with MIT Hacking Medicine’s Freddy Nguyen to learn more about how this event started, how it has grown, and what we can expect at this year’s event in April.

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