News from Mass Digital Health - November 2020
Brigham and Women’s uses crowd-sourcing tech to take aim at everyday problems
In May, members of the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub team promoted the Safe Care Ideas initiative with stickers on salad bowls.
In May, members of the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub team promoted the Safe Care Ideas initiative with stickers on salad bowls.
The leadership team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital recognized that one of the best ways to resolve some of their technical problems was to empower their staff to present new innovative solutions. Out of this realization came Brigham and Women’s Digital Innovation Hub, commonly known as the iHub. A member of the Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Network, the iHub has received and evaluated more than 240 different staff proposals since its inception and was recently profiled by Read more.
FDA launches Design-A-Thon to combat COVID-19
The COVID-19 At-Anywhere Diagnostics Design-a-thon is a virtual technology sprint using COVID-19 Innovation and open data to improve data collection and and develop better tools to overcome the challenges of at-anywhere testing. Learn how to participate here.
Telemedicine is winning over critics and doubters
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of telehealth services and methods, winning over long time critics and doubters, resistant to change, writes Rebecca Robins in STAT.
New state data shows hospital finances recovering
The hospitals that voluntarily submit their financial data to the state are recovering from a big drop in revenue earlier this year. Of the state’s 61 acute care hospitals 37 submitted financial reports, of which 29 were positive. Read more on local hospital finances in the Boston Business Journal.
Whoop joins vaunted “unicorn” club with additional $100 million haul
The makers of popular wearable athletic trackers earned their unicorn status after a new $100 million round of funding pushed their valuation over at least $1 billion. Massachusetts has over a dozen members in the club according to a report in the Boston Business Journal.
Explore the Mass Digital Health Jobs Board
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Mass Digital Health Roundup
  • Boston-based Etiometry, which develops clinical decision-support software for the intensive care environment, raised $2M in equity in a $7M funding round, per Bostinno.

  • Waltham-based digital health startup Linus Health raised $9.9M in equity, per Bostinno.

  • Burlington-based health care startup Squid Ink raised $30.2M in equity, per Bostinno.

  • Cohere Health, a Boston-based digital health startup that provides a digital healthcare collaboration platform for physicians and patients, closed a $10M funding round led by Flare Capital Partners and Define Ventures per a release.

Upcoming Events
The 2020 STAT Summit: What's Next?
Date/Time: Monday, November 16, 2020 - 12:00pm

STAT and others will examine how the world has been reshaped in the wake of COVID-19.
TiE Boston: Charting Uncertain Waters
Date/Time: Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 4:30pm

This fireside chat will provide attendees an opportunity to tap into Raj Sharma's decades of investment management experience and learn how to unpack the risks and rewards of markets worldwide.
BostInno on Fire
Date & Time: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 4:00pm

The Inno on Fire Awards is an annual celebration of the innovators, people and organizations in Boston.
Launch Clinic with Digital Health Startups
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 5:00pm

Three Digital Health startups will present their pitch for feedback from our panel of experts and the audience.
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