Industry News


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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Circulation, Uber Team Up to Get Patients to Doctor's Appointments

September 27, 2016

Source: Xconomy

By: Jeff Engel
Healthcare providers are starting to embrace consumer technologies, and Boston has emerged as one of the hubs of experimentation.

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Thriving Outside of Silicon Valley: 9 Other Digital Health Startup Hubs to Know

September 27, 2016

Source: Becker's Health IT & CIO Review

By: Max Green
The following nine cities are likely to play important roles in changing the face of digital health as we know it today in just few short years.

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MassChallenge has Launched a Digital Health Accelerator

September 15, 2016

Source: MedCity News

By Stephanie Baum
MassChallenge, a Boston-based accelerator, has launched a digital health accelerator, PULSE@Mass Challenge, and is seeking applications. The new program at Mass Challenge is part of a push to make Boston a digital health hub.

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GE Picks Five Teams to Tackle Boston's Opioid Crisis

September 13, 2016

Source: Boston Business Journal

By Jessica Bartlett
General Electric Co. is sponsoring five groups of innovators working on potential solutions to the opioid crisis.

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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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Commonwealth Awards $5 Million to UMass Amherst to Support New Data Science Collaborative

August 17, 2016

Source: Governor's Office & Housing and Economic Development

Research and Development Grant from Massachusetts Technology Collaborative will Support Regional Growth in Data Science, Cybersecurity, FinTech, and Digital Health Innovation

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Startups get closer to helping us live longer, stay healthier

August 11, 2016

Source: CNN

By Michaela N. Vincent, CNN
It may not be Silicon Valley but it's where many tech companies of the East want to be.
Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is home to 800 companies, from startups to MIT. Even Google and Microsoft have satellite offices there.

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Five ways startups, innovators could benefit from Gov. Baker's economic development bill

August 10, 2016

Source: Boston Business Journal

By: Sara Castellanos, Technology Editor
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a $1 billion economic development bill into law that is expected to have wide-ranging impacts on the Bay State's startup and innovation economy.

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New Release: HHS announces challenge to redesign the medical bill for patients

May 9, 2016

Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Speaking at the annual Health Datapalooza conference today, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M.

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News Release: athenahealth Announces Acquisition of Arsenal Health, formerly known as Smart Scheduling, Inc.

April 14, 2016

Source: athenahealth

Arsenal Health was athenahealth’s first investment via the ‘More Disruption Please’ (MDP) Accelerator and benefitted from direct access to athenahealth’s internal resources, expertise, and network of over 75,000 providers. The acquisition will make Arsenal Health’s schedule optimization solution widely available as a native part of athenaNet – moving Arsenal Health from third-party service delivered via the athenahealth® Marketplace to a native capability that will be available to customers via athenaCoordinator.

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