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What’s In Governor Baker’s New Digital Health Initiative?

Governor Baker's announced a new public-private partnership today to promote the development of digital healthcare technology in Massachusetts. (Mel Evans/AP)

Governor Baker’s announced a new public-private partnership today to promote the development of digital healthcare technology in Massachusetts. (Mel Evans/AP)

“Digital health”: It’s the catch-all term for everything from electronic health care records, to online medical payment systems, to the fitness apps for smartphones. It’s also an industry projected to be worth $30 billion over the next decade.

This morning, Governor Baker announced the launch of a new public-private partnership that looks to make Massachusetts a center for digital healthcare. It’s a role he said the commonwealth is uniquely suited to play.

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Curt Nickisch, WBUR’s business and technology reporter. He tweets @CurtNickisch.

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WBUR CommonHealth: Mass. Launches Digital Health Partnership

  • “If you own a smartphone and use it to track your steps, count calories, check your blood pressure or monitor your health savings account, you’re helping to build the digital health sector. A recent Goldman Sachs report says the sector will grow to $32 billion within a decade. A new public-private partnership aims to make Massachusetts more competitive in that industry.”

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