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Mass. Digital Health Initiative Continues Support for TechSpring Innovation Hub

June 28, 2018

Source: MeHI/MassTech

Grant from Mass. eHealth Institute brings Commonwealth’s Funding to $240,000 Over Past 3 Years

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MeHI & European Alliance Sign Partnership to Drive Strategic Collaboration Around Digital Health

April 12, 2018

Source: MeHI

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MeHI) and the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) today announced a new strategic partnership aimed at growing the digital health ecosystems in Massachusetts and Europe. The new agreement between MeHI and ECHAlliance will help advance collaboration, the exchange of ideas, and combine resources to drive the pursuit of real world digital solutions to address the world’s healthcare challenges.

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MeHI Selected as New Vendor for Mass HIway Outreach & Account Management

March 27, 2018

Source: MeHI

The Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services' (EOHHS) Mass HIway program recently announced a new contract with MeHI to develop and deliver services to promote the adoption and utilization of health information exchange (HIE) by healthcare organizations statewide. 

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PULSE@ MassChallenge Announces 2018 Cohort of Top Digital Health Startups

December 14, 2017

Source: PULSE@ MassChallenge

MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today announced the 32 digital health startups joining the 2018 PULSE@ MassChallenge cohort. Selected from more than 500 applicants from around the world, this year’s cohort represents the most-innovative technologies advancing healthcare and improving patient wellbeing.

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Podcast: “People Want to Get Older and Stay and Continue to Live in the Community That’s Home for Them."

November 28, 2017

Source: Continuum

By: Mike Dunkley, Ken Gordon

The Resonance Test 17 Podcast with Secretary Alice Bonner and Laurance Stuntz on innovations around aging and digital health.

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HUBWeek Panel Presents the Women Behind Digital Health

October 25, 2017

Source: MedTech Boston

As part of the HUB week series, the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative hosted an Oct. 13 panel entitled “The Women Behind Digital Health.” The panel was moderated by Maeghan Welford, who is the Chief of Staff at Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and a Senior Advisor at the Mass Digital Health Initiative.

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MassTech grants EHR vendors thousands to improve child behavioral health data reporting

August 23, 2017

Source: Healthcare IT News

By: Bill Siwicki

Netsmart Technologies, eHana, PsyTech Solutions and Qualifacts Systems get nearly $200,000 to build pathways for Massachusetts behavioral health providers to electronically submit reportable data.

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MeHI Grants Aim to Improve Electronic Reporting of Child Behavioral Health Data

August 22, 2017

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

BOSTON – The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at MassTech has awarded nearly $200,000 to four qualified electronic health record (EHR) vendors to build efficient pathways for Massachusetts behavioral health providers to electronically submit reportable data to the Commonwealth’s Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI). The grants, the result of an open procurement process under MeHI’s CBHI CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) Interface Development Grant program, incentivize the four vendors to build new electronic interfaces and connect 12 Massachusetts behavioral health providers, allowing the providers to efficiently submit CBHI reports, replacing a manual process for the roughly 40,000 reports they submit to the Commonwealth annually.   

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Technology Can Lend a Hand to Family Caregivers

July 30, 2017

Source: Telegram & Gazette

By: Susan Spencer

John Dowd of Worcester moved back home a few years ago to care for his father, who had Alzheimer’s disease, while managing his own job in field service, a position that required him to travel. He relied on a panoply of technology to make it work: internet-connected security cameras, shoes with GPS tracking insoles, door alarms, medication dispensers with alerts, Google Calendar and lots of texting among his eight siblings for the “constant rotation” of people bringing in dinners.

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3 Areas Where Digital Technology Could Ease the Burden for Family Caregivers

June 28, 2017

Source: FierceHealthcare

By: Evan Sweeney

Opportunities exist for digital tools to ease the isolation and stress that family caregivers often experience while caring for a loved one, many of whom are open to solutions that provide easy access to information.

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