News from the Mass Digital Health Ecosystem

April 2023

Sandbox Networking Event

Join Mass Digital Health and Mass General Brigham for the first event in our Mass Digital Health Sandbox Networking series. These events bring the dynamic Massachusetts digital health ecosystem together to connect in person and to showcase the amazing work of the R&D centers in the Sandbox Network. Each event will feature a discussion on a topic of interest as well as an opportunity to network. Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

In May, join us for Medical XR Unleashed – Exploring the Potential of Emerging Technologies with Leading Health Systems and Vendors in MA. Panelists will explore the current state of medical extended reality (MXR), what to expect in the future, and how Massachusetts is uniquely equipped to solve healthcare challenges with MXR.

Wednesday, May 17


Carrie Hall Conference Room

Brigham & Women's Hospital

45 Francis Street

Boston, MA 02115


Healthy Aging Challenge Finalists Announced

MeHI is pleased to announce the eight finalists for the Healthy Aging Sandbox Challenge. The Challenge was designed to find digital health solutions that can help older adults live as well and independently as possible by supporting their physical, mental, and social health.

The finalists will participate in a two-month, virtual 'Introduction to the Massachusetts Digital Health Ecosystem' program. The introduction will include a speaker series featuring prominent voices from across the ecosystem, including venture capitalists, successful digital health innovators, and leading researchers.

During the program, participants will also be assessed on their testing and validation needs and then matched with members of the MA Digital Health Sandbox Network, a group of cutting-edge research and development organizations supporting digital health companies. The finalists will compete for a total of up to $200,000 in support to scope detailed testing and validation projects with their Sandbox partner. 

The finalists are:

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Funds Available for Hiring Tech Interns

Massachusetts Tech Firms Eligible for Stipends this Summer

Under the MassTech’s Intern Partnership Programeligible Massachusetts companies can be reimbursed for up to 50% of the intern's hourly wage up to $8 per hour for a total of $3,200/year per individual intern


This year, companies in digital health, cybersecurity, fintech, quantum technology, or robotics can apply for stipends to pay up to three eligible interns. Other eligible tech companies can apply for up to two interns.


The program enables growing companies to hire eligible interns, helping drive innovation and keeping our tech sector dynamic, vibrant, and growing across the Commonwealth. 

In order to participate, companies must:

  • Be headquartered in Massachusetts;
  • Have 250 or fewer employees; 
  • Hire a talented eligible intern this summer; and
  • Pay the intern as a W-2 employee with required payroll withholdings.
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Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge

For the 7th consecutive year, Boston Scientific is working with fellow healthcare organizations to help startups and entrepreneurs advance their digital health solutions through the Connected Patient Challenge.


This year, there are two separate challenge areas of interest. Boston Scientific is looking for digital health solutions and technologies that:

  1. will generate meaningful insights, aid diagnosis, and increase patient engagement (can include the use of AI); or
  2. enhance the management of peripheral vascular disease, clot management and interventional oncology.


The prizes for the Connected Patient Challenge VII include two in-kind resources awards worth $15,000, a $10,000 cash award from the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) under its MassDigitalHealth work, and two spots in the M2D2 IMPACT Accelerator program.

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Nominations Open: The Women's Edge

Extraordinary Women Advancing Healthcare Awards

The goal of the Extraordinary Women Advancing Healthcare (EWAH) Awards is to honor remarkable leaders shaping health care across Massachusetts, especially those that have not been widely recognized in our community. Each year, the EWAH Awards recognize ten outstanding individuals for their career achievements, with a focus on how they influence, innovate, and foster diversity through policy, practice, and mentorship. The deadline to submit a nomination is May 15, 2023.

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Focus on Jobs

The Mass Digital Health jobs board is the only free resource dedicated to digital health roles in Massachusetts. With over 2,000 open positions at 300+ companies, come find your next career move today.

Here are just a few of the open positions that were recently added to the jobs board:

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Mass Digital Health Roundup

  • According to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, a Mass General Brigham remote blood-pressure monitoring program showed promising results. Read more from Mass General Brigham.
Upcoming Events

Compelling ROI: Why It Matters in Digital Health

The current constrained investment environment requires leaders to navigate differently. Join HealthTech Build for this panel event to gain insights from sector leaders and entrepreneurs on how digital health companies can showcase the financial, clinical, operational, and social ROI required to succeed.

Wednesday, May 10


Greenberg Traurig

One International Place, Suite 2000

Boston, MA 02110

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Three Events Under One Roof:

DeviceTalks, Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, & Robotics Summit and Expo – May 10-11th, Boston, Mass.

This May, Boston is host to three great events for Massachusetts healthcare, innovation, and technology leaders, all under one roof: 

  • DeviceTalks Boston brings together the “innovators, engineers and executives who are creating life-saving medical devices in an increasingly challenging time.”

  • The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum provides attendees with “informed guidance, peer networking opportunities, and hands-on access to the latest robotics enabling technologies…”; &

  • The Robotics Summit & Expo is an “educational forum and expo dedicated to…the design, development, manufacture and delivery of commercial robotics and intelligent systems products and services.”

Massachusetts thoughts leaders are featured at all three events, showcasing the best of our digital health, healthcare, tech, and innovation communities!

Wednesday, May 10 -

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

415 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210


Cybersecurity for Healthcare Summit

On May 23rd and 24th, join over 100 IT and OT Security leaders from across hospitals & healthcare systems, healthcare equipment and services, medical devices, pharma, and biotech industries at the Health Sec: Cyber Security for Healthcare Summit to learn how to protect sensitive data from cyber-attacks. As operations in healthcare and life sciences industries are becoming increasingly digitized and internet-connected, the attack surface is expanding and cybersecurity risks are growing. At this 2-day event, attendees will learn how to build resilience, mitigate risks, and strengthen cybersecurity strategy to combat new and ongoing threats through thought leadership talks, in-depth case studies, panel discussions, and roundtables. To claim a free pass, register with the code EHEALTH. Passes will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesday, May 23 -

Wednesday, May 24

Courtyard Marriot Downtown

275 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02116

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Valley Venture Mentors Community Night

Join Valley Venture Mentors for their June Community Night focused on highlighting and supporting local LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. Hear pitches from local entrepreneurs, connect with resources, get inspired, network with others, and enjoy delicious local refreshments!

If you are interested in pitching at this event, please fill out the Valley Venture Mentors application form. To learn more about the Valley Venture Mentors Community Night series, click here.

Wednesday, June 14


Valley Venture Mentors 

276 Bridge Street

Springfield, MA 01103

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