Mass Digital Health News
Baker-Polito Administration Launches
Digital Health 'Sandbox' Program for Innovative Startups
On April 24th, Governor Charlie Baker announced a new grant program as part of the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative that will provide $500,000 in funding to open doors for healthcare technology startups to access research and development 'sandboxes' . Governor Baker made the announcement during a visit with Digital Health Council members at WPI's PracticePoint, the first sandbox supported by the program, where healthcare startups will be able to test existing technologies and develop new products and services.

Through the program, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MeHI), will provide financial assistance for startups to access sandboxes. WPI's PracticePoint research, development, and commericalization alliance is the first sandbox approved under the program and a prior recipient of state funding.

Are you interested in applying for the program? Want to tell us about what your company is looking for from a sandbox?
MeHI and AGENCY Kick Off 5th Annual Summit with Special Pre-Summit Event
On Monday, June 10th, MeHI (the Massachusetts eHealth Institute) and AGENCY will host 'Transforming The Way We Care' , an event that will precede the Summit. The pre-Summit event will focus on identifying key opportunities for the digital health industry to support the unique challenges of informal caregivers. Get to know fellow attendees, hear from experts and workshop your ideas in a collegial setting prior to the main conference. The Summit is the only day-long executive conference that's big enough to attract c-suite decision makers, yet intimate enough to forge meaningful connections. Prepare to elevate your understanding of 'disruptive innovation', hear from the boldest thinkers of our time, and collaborate across industries to shape the future of aging at 2019.
New Mass Digital Health Jobs Board is Live
The recently revamped 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 open 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 even allows you to search for openings in 12 different fields in the digital health ecosystem.
Start your search today at
MassTech Intern Partnership Program Returns for 2019
If you are hiring interns this summer, you will want to take advantage of the MassTech Intern Partnership . Massachusetts 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 in 2019. All interns must be paid as employees, not contractors, with required payroll withholdings.
Nominations Are Open for MassTLC's Annual Awards
The Mass Technology Leadership Council is seeking nominations for its 2019 Leadership Awards in six new Digital Transformation categories including “Healthcare Delivery.” Nominations close June 14, 2019. The winners will be announced at Fenway Park on November 6, 2019.
Mass Digital Health Roundup
  • Sonde Health, a company developing a voice-based technology platform for monitoring and diagnosing mental and physical medical conditions, completed a $16 million Series A financing round.

  • A new report from Startup Health shows that Boston jumped into the #2 slot for digital health investment, raising $278.5 million during Q1, more than NYC's $186.5 million.

  • Two high profile Boston-based physician IT leaders, Dr. Daniel Nigrin of Boston Children’s and Dr. John Halamka of Beth Israel Deaconess offer their takes and advice on the usability of data brought together by interoperability technologies and standards.

  • Governor Charlie Baker urges researchers to focus on patient protection and privacy at the Partners Health Care World Medical Innovation Forum. “I just hope I'm alive long enough to benefit from your ability to deploy all this stuff, to deliver higher outcomes, better results for really complicated people who are dealing with really difficult things,” said Baker.

  • Addiction recovery technology company DynamiCare has raised $4.1 million in seed funding to support the rollout of its evidence-based platform to help people overcome substance use.

  • The World Health Organization released a 124 page document with recommendations on digital interventions for supporting patients’ health outcomes and access to care.
Upcoming Mass Digital Health Events
Digital Health Sandbox Grant Program & WPI PracticePoint Information Session
Date & Time: Mon da y , May 29, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Digital health companies interested in learning more about the Sandbox Grant Program and WPI PracticePoint are encouraged to join this information session.
Re-Work: Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit
Date & Time: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 8:15 am

The Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit is an opportunity to hear the latest insights, technology advancements and real world use cases from industry leaders, startups, practitioners, and researchers.
Pitch Angel VCs at CIC Boston + Free Capital Raising Workshop
Date & Time: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 3:30 pm

Pitch to a group of Investor judges at this Business Plan open pitching event that exposes you to Investors in 5 cities in the northeast.
DeviceTalks Boston
Date & Time: Wednes day, June 5, 2019 - 9:00 am

An educational forum bringing together engineering, product development and commercialization professionals to share the challenges and best practices of getting medical devices to the market.
The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and
Trade Show
Date & Time: June 5 - 7 , 2019

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations.
Transforming the Way We Care - Pre-Summit Event
Date & Time: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 11:00 am

MeHI and AGENCY, the CIC Global Longevity Collective, are collaborating with to host Transforming the Way We Care , a special caregiving-focused event on June 10th in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. Summit
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 8:00 am

Now in its fifth year, the Summit provides an industry-leading platform to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration, highlight bold thought leadership, and inspire new partnerships to disrupt aging innovation.
HIMSS Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare
Date & Time: June 13 - 14, 2019

It's here and it's now. The influence of machine learning and artificial Intelligence is being felt throughout healthcare. Whether through clinical use, payments, and more; it has the power to revitalize the industry. But with this comes challenges.Learn how others are addressing these challenges head on at the HIMSS Machine Learning and AI For Healthcare conference in June.
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