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One Year Anniversary of MassVetsAdvisor.org Celebrated

SHREWSBURY– State officials and Veterans’ advocates today celebrated the one year anniversary of www.MassVetsAdvisor.org, a first-in-the-nation web portal that offers enhanced access to services and support for Veterans living in the Commonwealth. The site provides a single point of access where Veterans and their families can search and gauge eligibility for more than 400 state and federal benefits, as well as services provided by non-profits, including programs for education, counseling, employment, and health care among other services.

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Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech Awards $2.35 Million in Grants to Accelerate Connections to Statewide Health Information Exchange

BOSTON - The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MeHI) today announced 32 collaborative projects that will receive HIway Implementation Grants of up to $75,000 each. These Implementation Grants will assist 80 health care organizations across the Commonwealth in connecting to the statewide Health Information Exchange, the Mass HIway, enabling them to improve patient care and reduce costs.

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Application Period Open for Grant Program to Accelerate Health Information Exchange Adoption

BOSTON -- The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MeHI) today launched a $1.5 million Mass HIway Vendor Interface Grant Program to fund projects that advance the interoperability of electronic health records in the Commonwealth. The competitive grant program is designed to accelerate the connection of electronic health records to Massachusetts’ health information exchange, the MassHIway, making it easier for providers to exchange information using the HIway.

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One Thousand Massachusetts Primary Care Providers Adopt Health Record Technology

BOSTON – The Regional Extension Center (REC), a program of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) has reached the key milestone of successfully helping 1,000 primary health care providers in the Commonwealth achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use of electronic health records, making them eligible for federal incentive payments and paving the way for improved quality of care and lower costs.

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MassTech's Broadband Institute Honored by the Department of Defense for Supporting Military Employee

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Broadband Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has been awarded the Patriot Award by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the federal Department of Defense. The Patriot Award recognizes employers who provide exceptional support to their Guard and Reserve employees.

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Governor Patrick Lights First Section of New MassBroadband 123 Fiber-Optic Network

OTIS – Thursday, April 4, 2013 - Governor Deval Patrick today lit the first section of a new 1,200-mile fiber-optic network that will bring high-speed Internet access to underserved areas of western and central Massachusetts. The event was held at the regional Farmington River Elementary School, one of the facilities to be connected to the MassBroadband 123 network.

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Nearing Three-Year Mark, Massachusetts’ 12x12 Initiative Boasts 20 Start-ups, Over 330 Jobs, and more than $100M of Investment

BOSTON – As the 12x12 initiative nears its three year mark, a community of committed tech executives, entrepreneurs, and service providers successfully supports twenty start-up companies that represent over 330 Massachusetts jobs and nearly $105 million in raised investment.

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Massachusetts Recognized as a National Leader in Advancing the Use of Health Information Technology

BOSTON - Massachusetts has been recognized as a national leader for efforts to enhance the safety and quality of health care by embracing the use of health information technology. The federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has recognized achievements of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) through its Grantee Recognition Program, including reaching Milestone 2 in e-prescribing and recording a top ten increase in directed and query-based exchange activity.

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Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Launches Intern Partnership

CAMBRIDGE – Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray, Speaker Robert DeLeo, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki, Bill Brah, Executive Director, Venture Development Center at UMass Boston, and Pamela Goldberg, CEO of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative today announced the launch of the MassTech Intern Partnership, public-private partnership generating tech sector internship opportunities.

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Massachusetts Technology Community Launches Tech Caucus

BOSTON - The Massachusetts technology community connected with state lawmakers today at the State House for the Massachusetts Tech: Our Future Everywhere event in an effort to shine a spotlight on tech’s far-reaching economic importance and its significance to the Commonwealth’s employees, firms and its citizens.

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Industry Leaders & Public Officials Convene to Support Massachusetts' Growing Tech Sector

Legislators, public officials, and industry leaders convened yesterday for a panel discussion on the strengths and opportunities within the technology sector in Massachusetts.

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MassTech's Annual Innovation Index Shows New Opportunities and Emerging Challenges

WESTBOROUGH - The state’s innovation economy is experiencing three new shifts that present both opportunities and challenges, including the growth of new sectors like robotics and Big Data as major economic drivers, according to the annual Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, released today by the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.

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