Mass Digital Health Updates
REPORT RELEASE: Caregivers and Digital Health


Please join us at MeHI's report release event focusing on the challenges family caregivers face and how they perceive and use technology. 

In 2014, the Family Caregiver Alliance found that Massachusetts had over 650,000 "Informal caregivers"  who provided over  697 million hours of care .
   
MeHI's new survey research, completed in partnership with  MassINC Polling , will present key findings about these caregivers, providing insights into the burdens they face and the opportunities for innovators and healthcare organizations to develop high-impact digital health solutions targeting the caregiver population.

Join us, partners, and state officials in a conversation on these important facts.

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Register for the event here.
PULSE Finale: Program Winners and Other Awards

The culmination of hard work, innovation, and partnership was on display at the Wilbur Theatre last Tuesday, June 13th, as the first cohort of the PULSE@MassChallenge program celebrated completion at the  PULSE@Finale

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker spoke to a crowd of about 700 attendees. During the event, Gov. Baker announced that MassTech plans to award another $250,000 to further support digital health innovation through a $170,000 grant to PULSE@MassChallenge, and an $80,000 grant to  TechSpring, Baystate Health's technology innovation center in Springfield.

Gov. Baker and other presenters from many of the top supporters of the PULSE@ program announced the top three startups and the winners of two additional partner awards:

Program Winners:

$100,000 - SyncThink
$60,000 - Twiage
$40,000 - Rendever

Partner Award Recipients:

The Sunovion Startup's Choice Award - 3Derm
Mass Competitive Partnership (MACP) People's Choice Award - ACT.md


Watch a Behind the Scenes Documentary of PULSE@'s First Year Here:

Mass Digital Health Profile
3Derm: Digital Triage...A Faster Path to Treatment
 
3Derm is  a Boston-based digital health company working to optimize dermatology care.

Patients across the United States may wait months for a dermatology appointment. With 3Derm, a dermatologist can remotely review a patient's skin concern within hours, and if needed, see the patient in-person within a week.

As a program participant of the first cohort of PULSE@MassChallenge, 3Derm recently won the 2017 Sunovio n Startup's Choice Award.

Barbara Kohler, COO of 3Derm shares her thoughts on the state of digital health in Massachusetts and her experiences and advice for other startups.

Read the Profile Story or download the PDF version.
Mass Digital Health Represented at the Health IT Summit Innovation Power Hour
 
Healthcare Informatics  hosts a series of events & programs every year to promote improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care through information technology. This year Boston hosted a Health IT Summit on June 15th & 16th.

On Thursday, June 15th, Laurance Stuntz, Director of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI), presented during the "Innovation Power Hour" along with Katie Stebbins, the  Assistant Secretary of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Mass. Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, and Co-Chair of the Mass Digital Health Council.  Laurance  shared how Massachusetts has become a leader in sourcing innovation across the Commonwealth and how models that MeHI and others have put in place incentivize the uptake of new, innovative products in the digital health sector. Asst. Sec. Stebbins spoke about innovative developments in multiple technology sectors - like Cybersecurity, FinTech and EdTech - are benefiting the digital health sector in Massachusetts.

Following their session, PULSE@MassChallenge showcased an Innovation Lab where attendees could experience emerging technologies from some of the world's hottest, most innovative digital health companies right here in Boston.
Mass Digital Health Events
Xconomy Presents - IMPACT: Innovation That Matters
So many companies want to "change the world," but how do you build something that makes a real difference? Advances in sectors like machine intelligence, connected devices, and healthcare are poised to transform human jobs and lives. Join us for Xconomy IMPACT, an interactive conference that will highlight the most promising approaches-and help set the innovation agenda in a time of great transitions. www.xconomy.com/impact

HIGHLIGHTED AREAS:
  • Software and Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Everything
  • Healthcare and Digital Health
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Diversity and Jobs
  • Venture Capital 
WHEN:
Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Reception to follow


Register for the event here. Use Promo Code MassTech to Save $200 off regular registration.
Tap Into TechSpring: Death Cafe

Join TechSpring for their monthly open-house networking and innovation event, Tap into TechSpring. This month, the group will highlight innovations in death and dying and how they will shape the future of healthcare.

WHEN :
Thursday, July 13, 2017 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WHERE:
TechSpring
1350 Main Street, 5th Floor
Springfield, MA 01103

Register for the event here.
Mass Digital Health News 
These Startups Want to Save You a Trip to the Drugstore
The Boston Globe | June 16, 2017 | Read Article

Innovation Boost: 3 Digital Health Startups Win Cash To Accelerate Business
WBUR | June 14, 2017 | Read Article

MassChallenge's digital health program gets funding renewed
MedCityNews | June 14, 2017 | Read Article

Life lessons at the checkout counter
Boston Globe | June 12, 2017 |  Read Article

Partners, GE collaborate to bring artificial intelligence to health care 
Boston Business Journal | May 17, 2017 |  Read Article

State employee health insurer GIC to partner with for-profit Iora Health
Boston Business Journal | April 11, 2017 |  Read Article

Healthy, Wealthy & Wise: 5 Reasons You Should Move Your Digital Health Startup to Massachusetts
The Fenway | March 27, 2017 |  Read Article
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