News from Mass Digital Health - April 2020
Massachusetts COVID-19 Information
To get the latest updates on everything that is happening with the COVID-19 response in Massachusetts please visit . 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. If you are seeking small business support, please visit the COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses page.
Massachusetts enlists Buoy Health in the fight against COVID-19
Massachusetts residents can now use a new service from Buoy to evaluate their symptoms, according to a recent announcement from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts . After answering questions from Buoy’s online health assistant, the tool will connect you with the appropriate healthcare resources based on your symptoms and risk factors for COVID-19. The service is free to all Massachusetts residents. Learn more on Mass.Gov about this new service.
Investment in Digital Health Topped $3.1 Billion in First Quarter
A new report from Rock Health showed U.S. digital health firms received over $3.1 billion in new investment during the first quarter of 2020, making it the best first quarter ever for the sector. Two significant trends from the report stood out: 31% of deals during the first quarter were Series C or later and nearly two thirds of all companies funded target providers as their primary end user. Read more .
Apply to Speak at HLTH 2020
The window to apply for a speaking slot at HLTH 2020 is now open. While there is no official deadline for speaker submissions, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. This year’s event is scheduled for October in Las Vegas, Nevada, but next year’s event will be here in Massachusetts at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Massachusetts speakers are encouraged to apply and showcase all that they’ve accomplished here in the Commonwealth. Read more .
Amwell raises $59.9 million in new equity
New filings with the SEC show that the Boston-based telemedicine company has raised $59.9 million in new equity. Founded in 2006 as American Well, the company boasts a customer base of over 240 health systems nationwide. 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 over 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

Don’t see your company’s jobs posted? Send an email to Paul Bosco ( ) 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 is seeking applications for both Massachusetts companies and sandboxes through the Digital Health Sandbox Program.  Read More .
Upcoming Events
LAUNCH! Entrepreneur Series: Strategy, Financial Planning & Management

Date & Time : April 28, 2020 - 9:30 AM

This workshop from District Hall’s ‘Launch!’ series will introduce you to the fundamentals of creating a practical financial model and basic forecasts for your business. 
LAUNCH! Entrepreneur Series: Pitching & Storytelling

Date & Time : May 5, 2020 - 9:30 AM

This workshop from District Hall’s ‘Launch!’ series will teach you how to effectively explain what you do to key stakeholders. 
2020 World Medical Innovation Forum Virtual Gathering

Date & Time : May 11, 2020 - 8:15 AM

The World Medical Innovation Forum is going virtual. The one-day event will include top industry leader panel discussions, CEO fireside chats, and live Q&A opportunity, and is easily accessible from anywhere in the world.
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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