News from Mass Digital Health - January/February 2022
COVID-19 Recovery Challenge - Apply Today!
MeHI is seeking digital health startups with solutions for healthcare providers to compete in the second Mass Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge.

The pandemic has changed how we access and provide care, exacerbated racial and income inequalities in healthcare, and impacted the wellbeing of our healthcare providers. Through the support of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and their SPRINT Challenge Grant, MeHI launched this Challenge to uncover digital health solutions that can support healthcare providers and health systems in facing new challenges to providing care. 

Up to eight applicants will be selected to participate in a three-month accelerator program run by Lever, Inc, Finalists will also be matched with cutting-edge research and development organizations in the Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Network to scope projects to test and validate their solution to bring it to market faster. The Challenge will culminate in a pitch event in June 2022. The deadline to apply is February 25, 2022

Challenge finalists will compete for prizes worth $250,000!
Baker-Polito Administration Launches "My Vax Records" Tool for Residents to Access Digital COVID Vaccine Card
Massachusetts residents can now generate a digital vaccine card documenting their COVID-19 vaccination history. The cards were developed by Massachusetts-based SMART Health IT, a project run out of the Boston Children's Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program
The digital vaccine card shows the same information as a paper CDC vaccine card: name, date of birth, date of vaccinations, and vaccine manufacturer. It also includes a QR code with the same details, which users can save to their phone.

To learn more, read the full press release here. To access the new digital vaccine card tool, visit MyVaxRecords.Mass.Gov.
Mass Challenge HealthTech Announces 2022 Cohort
Last month, MassChallenge, a global innovation network that connects startups, experts, corporations, and communities to grow and transform businesses and economies, announced the 24 startups in their 2022 HealthTech cohort. The HealthTech program uses an evidence-based methodology to match innovative solutions to enterprise scale organizations. The 2022 cohort includes several Massachusetts-based organizations. Learn more about the MassChallenge HealthTech 2022 cohort here.
M2D2 $200K Challenge Now Accepting Applications
The $200K Challenge is an annual start-up competition hosted by M2D2, focused on identifying and rewarding disruptive companies in the medical technology and biotechnology industries. The Challenge is a global competition for early-stage medical device and biotech technologies. Applications for the 2022 Challenge are due on February 20, 2022. Learn more and apply here.
Focus on Jobs
As we head into 2022, we’ve seen a steady increase in postings on the MassDigitalHealth jobs board, the only free resource dedicated to digital health roles in Massachusetts. With over 3,000 open positions at 320+ digital health companies, come find your next career move today.

Here are a few of the open positions that were recently added to the jobs board:

  • Gain Life, a mission-driven startup based in Boston that helps injured employees return to work, is looking for a Senior Developer.

  • Allscripts is looking for a Senior Sofware Engineer to serve as technical lead on a team working to drive the future of FHIR for their ambulatory practice solutions.

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  • Massachusetts FQHC Telehealth Consortium announced a grant from Essex County Community Foundation to support a new ‘Telehealth Navigator Program.'

Upcoming Events
The Exhaustion Epidemic: Examining the COVID-19 Burnout Crisis in Health Care

Date & Time: February 7, 1:00 p.m.
At this video chat event, STAT will discuss the emotional burden health care workers are facing and uncover the solutions needed to support and retain them. Learn more and register here.
Harvard Business School Health Care Conference

Date & Time: February 13, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On Sunday, February 13, Harvard Business School will host its annual Health Care Conference. This year's theme is "The New Where For Care: Health at Home." Learn more, view the conference agenda, and register to attend here.
The Imperative Facing Every Tech Leader
Agility + Efficiency + Compliance

Date & Time: March 1, 11:00 a.m.
Join the Mass Health Data Consortium for their upcoming webinar on the unique challenges and opportunities currently facing tech leaders. The session will tackle some pragmatic and actionable thinking about how to chart a course that delivers positive results in a sustainable manner. 
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