News from Mass Digital Health - Nov. 2019
Three R&D Programs Join The Digital Health Sandbox Network
The Brigham Digital Innovation Hub (iHub) in Boston, MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) in Cambridge, and TechSpring at Baystate Health in Springfield are the newest additions to the Digital Health Sandbox Network. Launched with a $500,000 grant in April 2019 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s PracticePoint, the Digital Health Sandbox Program aims to boost digital health across the Commonwealth by connecting companies to innovative test beds that will bolster the research and development lifecycle. Read more .
The Right Care 4 You Grant Program
MeHI is launching a new grant program that will provide $500,000 to pilot digital health technologies at employer organizations to help reduce healthcare costs. The Right Care 4 You Grant Program provides a pathway to implement the recommendations of the Massachusetts Employer Health Coalition, a group of Massachusetts employer organizations that are working together to use their collective influence to uncover solutions that can drive real change in the healthcare delivery system and reduce costs. Through the program, MeHI hopes to both reduce healthcare costs for Massachusetts employers and the Commonwealth as a whole, and develop success stories for Massachusetts digital health companies. Learn more .
An Active Season In The Silicon Valley of Aging
Aging 2.0 brought together leaders in the healthy aging sector to collaborate and revolutionize approaches to aging and caregiving at the first annual Revolutionize conference. The event, co-sponsored by the MeHI, featured keynote speeches by Massachusetts leaders such as Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh; healthcare thought leaders including former WHO Director Dr. Alexandre Kalache; and leaders in the private and non-profit sectors like Benchmark Senior Living CEO Tom Grape, 2Life Communities CEO Amy Schectman, and CVS Minute Clinic COO Sanjay Pathak. Read more .  
How Digital Health Innovations Can Be Women’s Secret Weapon Against Breast Cancer
Digital health technologies are uniquely situated to bridge the gap in breast cancer care through detection, intervention, and management. Two Massachusetts digital health companies and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are actively engaged in developing technologies to improve early detection methods and improve treatment methods. Read more .
How an International Organization Plans to Bridge the Digital Health Ecosystems of Boston and Europe
We spoke with David Guez, MD, founder and Executive Director, Innovation and Scouting at WeHealth Digital Medicine, to learn more about WeHealth’s collaborations with companies in Massachusetts and their plan to create a knowledge bridge back to parent company Servier's operations in Europe. 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 2,000 posted positions from over 330 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

Don’t see your company’s jobs posted? Send an email to Paul Bosco ( ) to get started.   
Mass Digital Health Roundup
  • Bento Dental won the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council’s Digital Transformation in Healthcare award at their annual awards. Other digital health nominees included Wellist, Virtudent, Onduo, and mARk.

  • Pillo Health, Rendever, and XRHealth are joining the AARP Hatchery, an accelerator that operates with the goal of growing and scaling the best versions of their solutions to address consumers' needs and help people choose how they live as they age.
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor Haichong Zhang has received a nearly $2-million grant to fund his research into a prostate cancer detecting robot.

  • Applications to Harvard’s 10-week HealthTech Fellowship are now open.

  • Pear Therapeutics has entered into an agreement with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals to evaluate Prescription Digital Therapeutics for treatment in the GI space.

  • Baystate Health in Springfield announced a strategic partnership with Life Image of Newton to develop novel artificial intelligence tools that would help advance technical innovations in radiology, neurology and oncology.
Upcoming Mass Digital Health Events
Your DNA: A 21st Century User's Guide
Date & Time: Tues day, November 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

This course will bring together more than 200 physicians, patients, advocates and industry leaders for an interactive debate about practical and ethical issues of incorporating genetic medicine into routine primary care.
How can technology declutter the healthcare experience?
Date & Time: Thurs day, November 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

Join clinicians and developers for a collaborative evening of discussion around reducing inefficiency to transform the healthcare ecosystem.
Women's Health Innovation Summit
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 8:00am

The Women’s Health Innovation Summit is the leading platform for the key industry players in women’s health innovation and femtech to gather and share commercial strategies, develop the road-map to create successful strategic partnerships and improve women’s health by converging healthcare innovation and technology.
Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit
Date & Time: Mon day, December 9, 2019 - 9:00am

The Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit (DHIS) is an Unparalleled Annual Gathering of the Leading Innovators, Investors, Payers, Providers and Policymakers who are Driving the Digital Health Revolution.
Tap Into TechSpring
Date & Time: Thursd ay, December 12, 2019 - 5:00pm

Join TechSpring for their monthly Tap into TechSpring open-house networking event.
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 .

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