News from Mass Digital Health - Feb. 2020
Partners HealthCare Plans to Spend $6.1 Billion on Five Year Expansion Plan
Partners HealthCare announced a plan in January to spend $6.1 billion over the next five years on capital projects and expansion across New England. The announcement includes a $100 million investment in their digital health initiative to fuel innovation and transform the patient experience. Read more.
Applications for the MIT Hacking Medicine Grand Hack Are Open
MIT Hacking Medicine is back. Last year 400+ innovators gathered in the MIT Media Lab to create disruptive healthcare solutions. If you are interested, applications to participate or mentor are now open and will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 8th. Read more about how to apply.
Applications for MassVentures START Funding Now Available
Every year, the MassVentures START program awards 17 grants worth $100,000 or more to assist Massachusetts-based companies in commercializing technologies under SBIR and STTR contracts. The application deadline for Stage 1 grants is February 27. For more information and other important dates click here .
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 1,700 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 .
Mass Digital Health Roundup
  • End-of-life planning platform Cake announced it raised $1.7 million in its latest round of funding. GoAhead Ventures, OCA Ventures and Pillar VC led the investing for this round. Cake also announced Takeshi “TK” Mori, a managing partner at GoAhead Ventures, is joining their board.

  • Evive, a Chicago company that operates a platform for connecting people to their employer benefits, has acquired Boston-based WiserTogether. Founded in 2008, WiserTogether makes a tool that helps people understand their health care options. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

  • Imprivata, a Lexington-based digital health cybersecurity company, acquired GroundControl Solutions, Inc., a leader in cloud-based automation software for provisioning shared mobile devices. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Upcoming Mass Digital Health Events
HealthTechies: February
Date & Time: Thursd ay, February 13, 2020 - 5:00pm

Hear from some AI-focused startups in the 2020 MassChallenge HealthTech cohort and learn about how they are looking to innovate within the space, followed by discussion and networking.
Tap Into TechSpring - "When Your Customers Innovate for You"
Date & Time: Thurss d ay, February 13, 2020 - 5:00pm

Join TechSpring for an evening as part of their Consumerism Series where Jill McCormick, Director of Design and Innovation, will share examples and methodology of how user driven innovation can increase the likelihood of "getting it right.”
Age is Not a Medical Condition: Healthy Aging After 50
Date & Time: Mon day, March 2, 2020 - 12:00pm

This event is the first in a program series titled The Future of Aging, which will bring together the general public and experts in the field of aging, who will address these questions from a variety of perspectives. This talk will address the importance of lifestyle choices and accessible healthcare services.
Date & Time: Mon day, March 2, 2020 - 5:00pm

Attending TEDMED 2020 not only means experiencing inspiring TEDMED Talks live and in-person, but also becoming part of a unique and engaging community of public health leaders, clinicians, researchers, scientists, creators, innovators, and influencers.
2020 M2D2 $200K Challenge Pitch-Off
Date & Time: Wednesd ay, March 25, 2020 - 5:00pm

Join the New England life sciences community to hear a global field of medical device and biotech innovators pitch their ideas to an investor panel  at the Finalist Pitch-Off event for the M2D2 $200K Challenge.
World Medical Innovation Forum: The Future of Medicine and AI
Date & Time: Mond ay, May 11, 2020 - 7:00am

The Forum offers engaging plenary panels, fireside chats, and networking events where you can hear first-hand how digital innovations and big data are being used to enhance the care continuum, improve the patient experience, and increase positive outcomes.
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