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What Can The National Weather Service Teach Us About Disseminating Health Care Price Information?

September 12, 2019

Source: Health Affairs

By: John D. Freedman, Linda R. Green, and Ateev Mehrotra

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New Hampshire, the Massachusetts eHealth Initiative, the Donaghue Foundation, Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health Care Policy, and Freedman Healthcare are partnering to launch a data dissemination challenge that could put health care on the path to following the National Weather Service model of data collection and dissemination.

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MassChallenge HealthTech Launches Applications for 2020 Accelerator

September 10, 2019

Source: MassChallenge HealthTech

MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, today opened applications for the 2020 cohort of MassChallenge HealthTech. MassChallenge HealthTech accelerates innovation in the healthcare industry by connecting later-stage, digital health startups with industry champions to address some of our greatest healthcare challenges. Startups that have raised up to $10M in equity-based funding and have generated up to $10M in revenue are invited to apply by October 8, 2019 at 12:00PM (noon) ET.

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Baker-Polito Administration Releases New Report on Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative

September 9, 2019

Source: Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

BOSTON - Monday, September 9, 2019 -- Governor Charlie Baker today officially released the results of a new report from the Massachusetts Digital Health Council during his remarks at MassBIO’s inaugural Digital Health Impact 2019 event held in Boston. The report tracks the progress of the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative, a public-private effort launched in January 2016 to boost the rapidly growing sector that sits at the intersection of healthcare and technology.

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MassChallenge HealthTech Awards More Than $200K in Cash Prizes to Top Digital Health Startups

June 25, 2019

Source: MassChallenge HealthTech

BOSTON - MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, today awarded more than $200K in cash prizes to six elite digital health startups from the 2019 HealthTech accelerator.

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Learn about Top Digital Health Collaborations across the Commonwealth

June 5, 2019

Source: MassDigitalHealth.org editors

Did you know that Massachusetts is home to over 350 digital health companies? While Boston is typically referred to as the biotech hub of the world, the digital health ecosystem is also booming in the Commonwealth. Since 2016, the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative has been focused on supporting digital health companies, fostering the digital health ecosystem, and bringing jobs to the Commonwealth.

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Baker-Polito Administration Launches Digital Health 'Sandbox' Program for Innovative Startups

April 24, 2019

Source: Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito - Mass.gov

WORCESTER — Governor Baker today announced a new grant program as part of the Administration’s Digital Health Initiative that will provide $500,000 in funding to open doors for healthcare technology startups to access research and development “sandboxes.” Governor Baker made the announcement during a visit with Digital Health Council members at WPI’s PracticePoint, one of the facilities supported by the program, where healthcare startups will be able to test existing technologies and develop new products and services.

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Baker-Polito Administration Funds Aging Innovation Hub in Cambridge

November 1, 2018

Source: Massachusetts eHealth Institute

BOSTON – During an event today at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in Kendall Square, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded a $100,000 grant providing seed funding for AGENCY, a new coworking innovation hub for collective impact where entrepreneurs, enterprises, elders, and experts can work side-by-side to explore and apply ideas for aging populations around the globe.  

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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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