News from Mass Digital Health - 2019
Partners HealthCare Launches $100 Million Digital Health Initiative
Partners HealthCare will invest $100 million over five years in a new digital health initiative to improve communication with patients, streamline their appointment process, and simplify the sharing of medical records with outside providers. Many of the proposed investments will expand and improve existing digital health tools already used by Partners. Read more in The Boston Globe
MassChallenge HealthTech Announces 2020 Cohort
The 2020 MassChallenge HealthTech program will bring 27 startups to Boston to develop innovative technologies that will tackle some of healthcare’s massive challenges. Learn more about this new cohort and the program that’s helped health tech startups build revenue . Read more on
How Collaboration between Clinicians and Developers Can Declutter the Healthcare Experience
The healthcare industry has been battling the inefficiency and everyday administrative burdens that disrupt and negatively impact patient care. In response, organizations across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are using technological solutions to declutter healthcare, stimulate innovation, and inspire the next generation of healthcare disrupters. 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 .
As Employer Attitudes Shift, More Flexibility and Support Offered to Family Caregivers
Everyday 612,000 family caregivers in Massachusetts struggle to balance the needs of their career with their responsibilities as a caregiver. As awareness of this challenge increases, a coalition of public and private stakeholders from across many different sectors are pushing for better acceptance and more welcoming cultures at workplaces in Massachusetts.

Read the Boston Globe’s coverage of the launch of the Massachusetts Caregiver Coalition.
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.   
The Right Care 4 You Grant Program
The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) has launched a new grant program that will provide $500,000 to pilot digital health technologies at employer organizations that can 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 for the Commonwealth as a whole, and develop success stories for Massachusetts digital health companies. Concept papers are due January 30th. Learn more .
Apply for the Digital Health Sandbox Program
Do you run a test environment for digital health startups? Is your firm looking for an R&D facility where you can further develop your product? MeHI is seeking applications from both Massachusetts companies and sandboxes through the Digital Health Sandbox Program.  Read More .
Mass Digital Health Roundup

  • Wellframe closed a Series C fundraising round of $20 million led by Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partner.
  • Boston-based Transformation Capital expands westward with a new San Francisco office.

  • MGH and Brigham and Women’s use cutting edge AI to detect heart disease.
Upcoming Mass Digital Health Events
Beyond Bits to Bytes: Looking to the Future in Imaging and
Data Science
Date & Time: Mon day, January 13, 2020 - 3:00pm

Hosted by the Mass Life Sciences Center, this event will feature a panel discussion covering a wide range of topics, including requirements and standards for generating useful data, patient privacy, barriers to adoption, and workforce training challenges.
MassChallenge HealthTech Opening Night
Date & Time: Thurs day, January 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

Network with top influencers including MassChallenge HealthTech alumni, partners, mentors, health tech startups and digital health innovation enthusiasts at this event celebrating the 27 startups in the 2020 cohort.
2020 Northeast Nurse Leadership Summit
Date & Time: Wednes d ay, January 22, 2020 - 11:30am

Meditech is bringing together nurse executives from New England, New York, and New Jersey for the Northeast Nurse Leadership Summit to share future plans for our solutions, solicit your feedback, and collaborate with you to help shape the future of nursing.
JP Morgan Conference Review and Winter Social with
Lightning Pitches
Date & Time: Mon day, January 27, 2020 - 7:30am

Make new connections and hear the latest industry updates at New England Healthcare Executive Network’s 6th Annual Winter Networking Social with Lightning Pitches.
Patient Safety in a Digital World - International Symposium
Date & Time: Tuesd ay, January 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

Join with fellow thought leaders for an international discussion on advancing healthcare via digital disruption and literally moving the needle on patient safety, significantly reducing the incidence of adverse events across the U.S. and Europe. 
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