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MIT's Broadband Summit addresses 'digital divide'

A group of innovation and technology companies met in Cambridge to discuss how Massachusetts is working to accelerate broadband adoption and close the “digital divide.”  

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The Massachusetts health bill made technology ‘a priority’

An influential US politician, speaking during eHealth Week in Dublin, has said the evolution of ehealth from new to commonplace depends on “a synergy between the development of cutting-edge technology and commitment by government, healthcare providers and the public at large”.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces New $100,000 Grant to Catalyze Entrepreneurship on Cape Cod

YARMOUTH – October 22, 2018 – Today, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash announced a $100,000 grant to a new partnership formed by Cape Cod Young Professionals, a Barnstable-based non-profit, and the Cape Cod branch of Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) to foster entrepreneurship on Cape Cod. EforAll is a non-profit which has had enormous success in driving inclusive entrepreneurship in mid-sized cities across Massachusetts. Over the next year, the grant will fund the launch of a new accelerator for the Cape region, a multi-week program designed to nurture the development of new businesses, and pitch events aimed at providing seed funding to founders with ideas for new businesses or social impact organizations.

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Podcast: Exclusive Interview with ONC head Farzad Mostashari, M.D.

JUNE 11, 2012 - "The Blue Button on steroids" was how attendees characterized a new initiative that emerged from discussions at a White House health IT summit meeting convened by U.S. CTO Todd Park to kick off a busy week in health IT.

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MA Broadband Ranked 2nd Best in the Nation

More tech startups may be headed for the Bay State after the Commonwealth's broadband service and infrastructure was ranked the 2nd best in the country in a new study by TechNet, a national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs.

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Patrick Seeks $1.2 Billion to Continue State's Technology Investments

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 11, 2013…….A top Patrick administration official urged lawmakers Tuesday to approve more than $1.2 billion in new capital spending, saying technology upgrades will help the state better manage government services and make them more easily accessible while closing the digital divide in western Massachusetts and enable compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

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New Accelerator Aims to Boost ‘Made in Mass.’ Products that Support Re-opening

WESTBOROUGH, MA – The Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and Lever have announced the second COVID-19 Intrapreneur Challenge to identify and mentor innovative Massachusetts companies interested in developing a product or service to support Phase 2 of the state’s re-opening. The Intrapreneur Challenge is a five-part business accelerator program that aims to activate, connect, and focus Massachusetts companies as they pivot production capabilities to meet the emerging needs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Health Data Network Could Follow Central Mass. Project

JUNE 10, 2012 - WORCESTER - When a hospital sends a patient to a nursing home or rehab hospital, or vice versa, staff on the receiving end often find themselves calling the sender for patient records that never made the trip.

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