News from Mass Digital Health - November/December 2021
Kinto Wins 1st Mass. Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge
Last week was the final pitch event for the first Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge. This challenge focused on finding solutions to help unpaid family caregivers. 

Kinto was announced as the challenge winner Wednesday night at an in-person event at the MIT Samberg Center. Kinto is a virtual platform that offers caregiver coaching, a personalized e-learning curriculum, and peer support groups. The win secured them a $100,000 grant that will fund a research project with MITRE, a member of the Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Network.

The two other finalists, Dear Mémé and Thriving.ai, were both awarded $50,000 grants that will go toward projects with each of their partners in the Sandbox network.

Read more in the full press release or watch the video below.
Mass. eHealth Institute Supports Digital Health Innovation Statewide
MeHI announced $165,950 in new awards from the Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Grant Program to support four Massachusetts startups gain access to cutting-edge R&D facilities across the state. The four companies will work with the facilities to test and validate their products, helping advance the marketability of the ‘Made in Massachusetts’ products.

The four startups selected are:


Read about these startups and their digital health products that they will test at an R&D 'sandbox'.
MeHI's Sandbox Program to Serve as a Testbed for New AARP AgeTech Collaborative
This fall, AARP launched the AgeTech CollaborativeTM, a new platform to help agetech innovators generate ideas and test their products. AARP's recent study of technology use shows that ownership, use, and spending among those 50 and older is growing, with no signs of slowing down. Innovation will be the key to helping people take advantage of longer and healthier lives in the coming years, the 38-million-member association says. In light of this, the AgeTech Collaborative brings nearly 50 AgeTech startups together with venture capitalists, industry leaders, and creative testbeds to bring meaningful change and help solve the challenges of aging. MeHI’s Digital Health Sandbox Program will serve as one of six testbeds where companies can validate their products. To learn more, read the full press release or watch a video about the collaborative. 
Focus on Jobs
As we head into 2022, we’ve seen a steady increase in postings on the MassDigitalHealth jobs board, the only free resource dedicated to digital health roles in Massachusetts. With over 3,000 open positions at 320+ digital health companies, come find your next career move today. Here are a few of the open positions that were recently added to the jobs board:

  • Watertown based athenahealth is seeking a Senior Manager of Engineering to drive the success and evolution of key areas of the athenaClinicals EHR product.


  • Orbita, creator of virtual assistants for healthcare providers, is seeking a software engineer.

Find your next career at jobs.massdigitalhealth.org.
Questions? Email Katie Green at green@masstech.org.
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Upcoming Events
Perspectives from the Intersection of Health Care and Technology

Date & Time: December 15th, 12 p.m.
Harvard Medical School sponsors this discussion with Google's Joseph J. Corkery, MD, on his personal journey along the intersection of health care and technology from his perspectives as a physician, and a technology product leader. In particular, he will highlight key insights about health care that technology leaders need to understand, and conversely, key learnings for health care practitioners about the technology industry.
M2D2 IMPACT Accelerator Pitch-Off


Date & Time: December 17th, 4 p.m.

Ten medical device startups from the IMPACT Accelerator Cycle 1 Cohort will pitch their medical device solution to a panel of judges. These startups have been working with M2D2, Asahi Intecc, and Boston Scientific to advance the commercialization of their innovations.
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