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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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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Mass. Digital Health Initiative: Progress Update

March 8, 2016

Source: Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative

We recently shared an announcement of the new Boston-based innovation hub for digital health startups.

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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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