Mass Digital Health News
Rebecca Love is Trying to Fix the Nursing Shortage

A 2016 survey from the RN Network , showed that nearly half of current nurses are considering leaving the profession for a variety of reasons including exhaustion, burdensome paperwork, and not spending enough time with patients. Rebecca Love, Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Northeastern University, founder of and a nurse herself, is trying to address that with the Nurse Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative .

Meet Howard Bornstein, Founder & CEO of 2020 Onsite

In 2014, Howard Bornstein found himself tired of the time consuming hassle of going to the optometrist, so he set out to change the experience by creating 2020 Onsite. The Boston-based startup eschews the traditional brick and mortar storefront for a fully stocked and staffed optometrist-mobile that brings the doctor to patients.

Read our Profile Story to learn more about 2020 Onsite, the benefits of starting a company in MA, and the challenges to growing a company; or download the PDF version .
Mass Digital Health Updates
MeHI & European Alliance Sign Partnership

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MeHI) and the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) formed 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 and the exchange of ideas, and combine resources to drive the pursuit of real world digital solutions to address the world’s healthcare challenges.

Mass Digital Health Marketplace is Live

MeHI has launched the Mass Digital Health Marketplace. The Marketplace makes it simple for customers to find new digital health solutions and for digital health firms to find potential customers for their products and services. Whether your firm needs new software for managing your practice, a new device to improve your operations, or an app to better monitor patients, you will find it on the Marketplace. Digital health companies can use the Marketplace to explain their product and connect with potential customers.

Deadline for MassTech Intern Partnership Program is Approaching

Under MassTech's Intern Partnership Program, Massachusetts tech 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 per program period (this summer through Sept. 30, 2018). All interns must be compensated as employees, not contractors, with required payroll withholdings.

Mass Digital Health Events
2018 PULSE@ Finale

PULSE@MassChallenge is teaming up with the BIO International Convention, the largest biotechnology conference in the world, to bring you this year's most inspiring night celebrating digital health innovation! At PULSE Finale, you'll meet key industry leaders, take part in selecting winners of $200K in non-equity cash prizes, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the future of digital health.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
5:00 PM

Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) Grand Ballroom

Tickets are going fast!
Internet of Health

The Internet of Health comes back to Boston to showcase even more provider-led case studies on how digital health is advancing personalized care while bringing down treatment costs and readmission rates. MeHI's Director, Laurance Stuntz, is chairing the event and will open and close both days of the conference and moderate panels on the future of healthcare innovation and reducing chronic disease costs.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
8:00 AM

Location : Hilton Back Bay
New England Healthcare Executive Network's 8th Annual Summer Social and Networking

This is the NE Healthcare Executive event of the year that you don't want to miss! This program features a limited number of snapshot presentations (lightning pitches) from local pre-venture and early stage companies. Each pitching company will have 1 minute to impress attendees with their value proposition and there will also be plenty of opportunity to network with the companies and fellow members. This is one of our most well-attended events of the year, with health innovation professionals from all backgrounds coming to see what's new and exciting in the local biotech, medtech, pharma and health IT economy.

Monday, August 6, 2018
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Location : Foley Hoag LLP, Seaport West, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston Summit 2018

The University of Rochester, in collaboration with West Health, is hosting the fourth annual Summit, a national forum for health and technology leaders, entrepreneurs, financiers, senior care advocates and policymakers in Boston for the first time this year. Attendees will exchange ideas, forge new relationships, and foster disruptive technological and process innovations to improve the lives of the nation’s aging population.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
8:00 AM

Location : Hilton Back Bay

Use promo code  MEHI25  to get 25% off admission
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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