Mass Digital Health News
Using Video Games to Make ‘Mightier’ Kids
We recently sat down with Trevor Stricker, one of the founding members of Mightier, to get a better understanding of their product and how it could change our approach to behavioral health. During the interview, Stricker noted how Massachusetts played a unique role in forming their company. Like many other companies in the Mass Digital Health ecosystem, Stricker and his team are tackling a challenge that is global in scope - children’s behavioral health - and utilizing innovative technologies in a novel way to address this challenge, building on the region’s deep healthcare and tech expertise.
MassTech Internship Partnership Program Returns for 2019
If you are hiring interns this summer you will want to take advantage of the MassTech Internship Partnership. Massachusetts companies can be reimbursed for up to 50% of an intern's hourly wage up to $8 per hour for a total of $3,200/year per individual intern. Digital Health companies may apply for up to 3 interns in 2019. All interns must be paid as employees, not contractors, with required payroll withholdings.
Mass Digital Health Roundup

  • Nesterly, an online service that connects older people who have rooms to spare with younger and lower income people seeking medium-term affordable housing, was recently highlighted by AARP.
  • Health data aggregation and centralization platform 1upHealth announced that it has landed $2.38 million in seed funding. The funding round was led by Eniac Ventures, Social Leverage and Meridian Street Capital.
  • Nutrimedy took home the top prize and $30,000 in the fourth annual Connected Patient Challenge. The HIPAA-compliant mobile and web service uses an algorithm to match patients to professionals who specialize in providing nutrition guidance personalized to their specific chronic condition.

  • The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year grant totaling nearly $1 million to a team of researchers led by Prof. Yan Luo of UMass Lowell's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to develop a secure cyberinfrastructure for translational research.

Upcoming Mass Digital Health Events
The Partners 2019 World Medical Innovation Forum -
Where AI Meets Clinical Care
Date & Time: Monda y , April 8, 2019 - Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Location: The Westin Copley Place Boston, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

The World Medical Innovation Forum is a global gathering of more than 1,700 senior health care leaders in the heart of Boston. It was established to respond to the intensifying transformation of health care and its impact on innovation. The forum is rooted in the belief that no matter the magnitude of that change, the center of health care needs to be a shared, fundamental commitment to collaborative innovation – industry and academia working together to improve patient lives .
April's Tap into TechSpring: Innovation Showcase
@ Baystate Medical Center
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut St. Tolosky Living Room (Daly Reception) Springfield, MA 01199 

Where do you see the future of healthcare heading? Are you eager to hear ideas that are tackling some of healthcare's massive challenges? Get ready to hear the “rocket pitches” from some of the brightest startups in healthcare! TechSpring is excited to collaborate with MassChallenge HealthTech, the award-winning Boston-based digital health accelerator, for this event. You won’t want to miss it!
Healthcare CIO Round Table
Date & Time: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: The Capital Grille, 900 Boylston Street (Hynes Room), Boston, MA 02115

Are you responsible for your health systems digital transformation strategy? Are the costs preventing your organization from being “all-in”? Are you looking for better alternatives to reaching your community without increasing your costs? Then you will want to check out this discussion on an innovative new technology discipline called TransformIT.
MIT Enterprise Forum: Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Longevity Economy
Date & Time: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 5:30 pm
Location: CIC Kendall Square, 245 Main Street, Cambridge, MA

The massive shift in the demographics of aging is generating unprecedented entrepreneurial opportunities. The world needs scalable, tech-enabled innovations that serve the evolving needs of the rapidly increasing older adult population. This emerging phenomenon – The Longevity Economy - will drive change in every aspect of life from health care and social services to new hardware and software solutions that allow people to live truly connected, healthier fulfilling lives. The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Cambridge and AGENCY invite you to explore the longevity frontier with a panel of cross-sector leaders and audience Q&A.
The 8th Annual ALPFA Boston Healthcare Summit
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, 101 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02199

The 8th Annual ALPFA Boston Healthcare Summit gathers hundreds of professionals to discuss important topics in healthcare and how they affect the Latino community in the Boston area. The rising health care costs in the US has created an urgent need for innovative ways to deliver health care more efficiently.
Date & Time: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: The Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210

TiECON EAST is a full day conference that brings together the people, companies and sectors that fuel the innovation economy. Hosted by TiE Boston, this once-a-year event provides the platform for innovators, thought leaders and companies to connect and discover ways to make a signature impact on the tech industry at large.
Aging 2.0 Boston Presents The State of the Art of Voice Technology and How To Leverage it for Older People
Date & Time: Wednesday, M ay 8, 2019 - 5:30 pm
Location: AGENCY, 245 Main Street, Cambridge, 02142

Join Aging 2.0 to learn how companies that create products geared to the 50+ demographic have integrated voice into their designs. Our speakers have deep experience in voice technology as well as first-hand knowledge of what works - and doesn’t - how to incorporate voice into a product and design experiences to match the unique needs of older users. Janet Baker from M.I.T.’s Media Lab and Co-founder of Dragon Systems will kick off the conversation with an overview of voice technology.
Transforming the Way We Care - Pre-Summit Event
Date & Time: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 11:00 am
Location: AGENCY CIC, 245 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

MeHI and AGENCY, the CIC Global Longevity Collective, are collaborating with to host Transforming the Way We Care , a special caregiving-focused event on June 10th in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. Summit
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 8:00 am
Location: State Room, 60 State Street, 33rd Floor Boston, MA 02109

Now in its fifth year, the Summit provides an industry-leading platform to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration, highlight bold thought leadership, and inspire new partnerships to disrupt aging innovation.
HIMSS Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare
Date & Time: June 13 - 14, 2019
Location: Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

It's here and it's now. The influence of machine learning and artificial Intelligence is being felt throughout healthcare. Whether through clinical use, payments, and more; it has the power to revitalize the industry. But with this comes challenges.Learn how others are addressing these challenges head on at the HIMSS Machine Learning and AI For Healthcare conference in June.
Mass Digital Health, is a public-private partnership building a stronger and more competitive digital health ecosystem across the Commonwealth. This newsletter is curated by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative as a coordinating entity for Mass Digital Health.   
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