Digital Health Sandbox Network

There are four sandboxes approved under the Mass Digital Health Sandbox Program, providing a variety of testing and validation environments. The program is administered by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute and advised by an Independent Steering Committee.

 

 

MIT IMES

http://imes.mit.edu/

45 Carleton Street

Cambridge, MA

Testing Environments: User Experience; Data Repository

Settings: Home; Outpatient Facility; Other: Immersion Lab, Living Lab, Animal/Preclinical

Data: Real; Synthetic; De-Identified

Professionals: Doctors; Nurses; Other Clinical Staff; IT/Infrastructure Security; Operations; Other Non-Clinical Staff: Engineers, Technicians

The IMES Center is a GCP, multidisciplinary research network supporting cutting-edge research from concept to clinical translation. Their goal is to support the clinical research lifecycle by providing resources to support protocol design, regulatory compliance, clinical consultation, iterative design, oversight and participant monitoring, in addition to operationalizing clinical research protocols. The Center space spans 11,650 square feet of reconfigurable and flexible testing space that easily conforms to a variety of settings.

Brigham Digital Innovation Hub

www.brighamandwomens.org

75 Francis Street

Boston, MA

Testing Environments: User Experience; Infrastructure; Data Repository; Cybersecurity 

Settings: Home; Hospital; Post-Acute Care; Outpatient Facility; Dental Facility

Data: Real; Synthetic; De-Identified

Professionals: Doctors; Nurses; Other Clinical Staff; IT/Information Security; Operations

The Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub) at Brigham Health uses digital health technology to provide patient-centered, efficient and safe healthcare. The iHub evaluates and advances ideas from Brigham Health clinicians, researchers and staff and builds digital health infrastructures around technologies that meet hospital challenges. The iHub strives to become the collaborator of choice in digital healthcare. Through an innovative partnership model at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, start-ups and industry partners can work with iHub to build and validate products in clinical settings. The companies that partner with iHub will have access to researchers, clinicians and other staff as well as the expanding ecosystem of digital health initiatives and infrastructure at Brigham Health. 

TechSpring @ Baystate

www.techspringhealth.org

1350 Main Street, 5th Floor

Springfield, MA

Testing Environments: User Experience; Infrastructure; Data Repository; Cybersecurity

Settings: Home; Hospital; Post-Acute Care; Outpatient Facility; Other: Payor Organziation, ACO, Reference Lab

Data: Real; De-Identified

Professionals: Doctors; Nurses; IT/Information Security; Operations

TechSpring serves as a bridge between digital health innovators and Baystate Health. TechSpring offers product development acceleration services in a real healthcare environment. Once TechSpring creates alignment with appropriate Baystate stakeholders, innovators have full access to the assets of Baystate Health, a 12,500 employee integrated delivery network. For five years they have served in a match making capacity, linking passionate problems from Baystate Health's leadership to corresponding digital health solutions in the marketplace.

PracticePoint at WPI

practicepoint.org

50 Prescott Street

Worcester, MA

Testing Environments: User Experience; Infrastructure; Cybersecurity

Settings: Home; Hospital; Post-Acute Care; Outpatient Facility; Other: MRI, C-Arm, Surgical Suite

Data: Real; Synthetic; De-identified

Professionals: Doctors; Nurses; Other Clinical Staff; IT/Information Security; Operations; Other Non-Clinical Staff: Prototyping support, Faculty experts, STEM students

Worcester Polytechnic Institute's PracticePoint is a membership-based research, development, and commercialization alliance founded to advance healthcare technologies. This facility brings together a community of research institutions, healthcare providers, and companies to work collaboratively on new technologies and incorporate them quickly into commercially viable products. Companies partnering with PracticePoint have access to state of the art equipment, clinical partners within WPI’s ecosystem, and WPI researchers and experts.