Mass Digital Health News
Benchmark’s Tom Grape Sees A Digital Future For
Aging & Caregiving
Benchmark Senior Caregiving Chairman and CEO Tom Grape
During his 30 years in the aging and caregiving space, Benchmark Chairman and CEO Tom Grape has seen a fair amount of change in the industry. Today, Benchmark operates nearly 60 different properties for seniors with four areas of focus: independent living, assisted living, mind and memory care, and continuing care retirement communities. We sat down with Grape to learn more about his thoughts on the opportunity for digital health to impact aging and caregiving.
Updated Mass Digital Health Stakeholder Directory
Late last year, MeHI reviewed the overall organization of our stakeholder directory as part of our ongoing efforts to improve Inspired by StartupHealth’s structure for organizing digital health companies, we classified every company in the cluster through five characteristics: buyer, setting, user, purpose, and method. Our enhanced search features now allow users to find companies based on the primary buyer or user for a company’s products, or the setting where the products are primarily used.
I n addition to these changes, we also grouped the listings for Incubators, Co-working spaces, and Accelerators into a new category: Startup Support , and created a new subcategory for Sandboxes . Users can filter the listings under Startup Support for any of these subcategories.
Explore the enhanced Stakeholder Directory today and help us keep the information up to date by submitting any suggested changes to .
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Massachusetts Partners with Apprenti to Develop Apprenticeship Program for Software Development
and Cybersecurity Talent
Companies struggling to attract tech talent from a diverse pool of applicants should consider Apprenti’s Registered Apprenticeship program as a way to bridge the gap.
Apprenti, in partnership with the One8 Foundation and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, helps companies find talent, provides technical training with partnering providers, and collaborates with companies to deliver on-the-job training for tech apprentices. In 2017 and 2018, Apprenti developed and tested their approach in Washington State. Now, in 2019, Apprenti looks forward to partnering with Massachusetts employers, including firms in the digital health space.
Mass Digital Health Updates
Healthcare Payment Transparency Challenge
MeHI and the Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) have teamed up to sponsor the inaugural “Massachusetts Healthcare Payment Transparency Challenge.”
Earlier this year, CHIA released to the public a dataset containing an unprecedented amount of data on the cost of medical procedures in the Commonwealth. Through the Challenge, CHIA and MeHI hope participants can identify innovative ways to use this data to provide healthcare cost transparency to educate consumers and inform Massachusetts policymakers. 
The deadline for submissions has been extended to Sunday, March 3rd!
Submissions will go before a stellar panel of judges, including Massachusetts healthcare thought leaders including: John Halamka, Chief Information Officer for the Beth Israel Deaconess system; Barbara Anthony, Senior Fellow in Healthcare at the Pioneer Institute; and Denny Brennan, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium.
Mass Digital Health Events
AGENCY Reverse Pitch @ Brigham and Women's Hospital
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Location: Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Come learn how your startup can solve unmet needs in the medical care system. You'll hear directly from geriatricians, nurses, and rehab specialists as they share what works, what doesn’t, and what needs to be done to help hospitals.
Private Equity: Capital Driver of Healthcare Technology
Date & Time: Monday, March 4, 2019 7:30am
Location: Foley Hoag LLP - Seaport West 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210

The New England Healthcare Executive Network is hosting an event on the latest trends in private equity investments from 2018 and predictions for 2019.
Health Experience Design Conference
Dates: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Location: Royal Sonesta Boston 40 Edwin H Land Boulevard Cambridge, MA 02142

The annual HXD conference provides a unique crossroads for a diverse community of researchers, developers, creators, and practitioners to help humanize our health system and accelerate its transformation. Attracting over 500 visionaries across the health ecosystem, this two-day mix of inspiring presentations, workshops, and discussion will help drive real world change.
The 2019 World Medical Innovation Forum -
Where AI Meets Clinical Care
Dates: Mon day, 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 .
Transforming the Way We Care - Pre-Summit Event
Date & Time: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 11:00am
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 - 8:00am
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.
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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