News from Mass Digital Health - May 2020
Massachusetts COVID-19 Information
To get the latest updates on everything that is happening with the COVID-19 response in Massachusetts please visit mass.gov/covid19 . There you will find information on what actions the state is taking, how you can protect yourself, and ways you can help others during this challenging time. The Baker-Polito Administration has also announced Reopening Massachusetts, a comprehensive plan to methodically allow businesses, services, and activities to resume, while avoiding a resurgence of COVID-19. Find out more about the four-phase approach to reopening, new mandatory safety standards, and other guidance at mass.gov/reopening .
Telehealth Use Surges During Pandemic
New state data shows community health centers have seen a spike in telehealth use during the pandemic. Telehealth visits for medical services in MA rose from 506 in January to more than 83,000 in April. Health centers have moved quickly to adjust to the surge in demand. Read more in the Boston Business Journal .
COVID-19 Presents Opportunity to Improve Telehealth Efficiencies
Firefly Health executive chairman Jonathan Bush argues that recent changes to telehealth rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic are a major improvement that will lead to lower costs and better care. Read his op/ed in the Boston Business Journal.
Cybersecurity in the Age of COVID-19
The coronavirus global pandemic has not halted the activity of cyber criminals. If anything, it has emboldened them to take advantage of the crisis and use it as a way to put a new spin on their scams. The team at the MassCyberCenter is helping raise awareness about these threats by sharing news and resources so people and businesses can help protect themselves during this time. Read more .
Explore the Mass Digital Health Jobs Board
The Mass Digital Health Jobs Board is the place to go if you are looking for a career in digital health. With nearly 1,000 posted positions from over 350 companies, it’s the only jobs board dedicated to digital health in Massachusetts. Plus, it’s updated daily with new openings and allows you to search for openings in 12 different fields in the digital health ecosystem. Start your search today at Jobs.MassDigitalHealth.org.

Don’t see your company’s jobs posted? Send an email to Paul Bosco ( bosco@masstech.org ) to get started.   
Apply for the Digital Health Sandbox Program
Do you run a test environment for digital health startups? Is your startup looking for an R&D facility where you can further develop your product? MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, is seeking applications for both Massachusetts companies and sandboxes through the Digital Health Sandbox Program.  Read More .
FDA greenlights new Neuroelectrics platform to treat patients
The Food And Drug Administration recently approved a new treatment platform developed by Neuroelectrics that helps patients with depression. This approval will help patients who cannot access non-invasive brain stimulation treatment for their depression due to COVID-19 related restrictions.  Read More .
Upcoming Events
Supporting Family Caregivers during COVID-19 - Caring for the Caregiver: Addressing Anxiety and Burnout

Date & Time : May 27, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Unpaid family caregiving is difficult work in the best of times, and these times have only made it harder. The Massachusetts Caregiver Coalition is dedicated to raising awareness, sharing stories and providing practical resources to help employers support the family caregivers in their ranks.

Join the Coalition for a free webinar on strategies to address anxiety and reduce burnout among family caregivers.
Designing The Future We Want - Design Under Pressure Series

Date & Time : June 4, 2020 - 10:00 AM

During periods of great uncertainty, people tend to rely on mindsets and assumptions that have served them well in the past.However, past experience may not be as helpful as we seek to manage the now of this crisis and plan to emerge in a different world in its aftermath.
Reframing Aging: Innovate and Communicate without Ageism Bias

Date & Time : June 4, 2020 - 4:00 PM

A "Reframing Aging" approach is essential to shape your brand, grow your company, and connect meaningfully with consumers and stakeholders of all ages.
End Well Innovation Virtual Pitch Competition

Date & Time : June 17, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Join End Well's Virtual Pitch Competition sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs and focused on early-stage startups innovating in the advanced aging and end of life space.
4th Annual IMPACCT: Driving Clinical Innovation Towards Truly Patient-Centric Clinical Trials

Date & Time : August 3, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Leading experts in digital health and clinical innovation will return to Boston in 2020 to tackle questions and share their latest case-studies.
This newsletter is curated by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech as a coordinating entity for the Mass Digital Health Initiative, a public-private partnership building a stronger and more competitive digital health ecosystem across the Commonwealth. Learn more at massdigitalhealth.org .

If you would like to submit content for inclusion in future issues, email us at massdigitalhealth@masstech.org .  
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