Massachusetts has launched a new digital health partnership. What does it mean for patients and the digital health market?

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During the last decade or so, health care has been rapidly transforming from a reactive, paper-based system to a responsive digital model. But to really impact the care patients receive — and which clinicians provide — the transition to digital health needs to happen more quickly and agilely. How can this happen? By encouraging stakeholders from the public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors to work together seamlessly and investing in people, technologies and infrastructure that will allow digital health companies to blossom.

Earlier today, Massachusetts launched a comprehensive public-private partnership to accelerate the state’s digital health care sector. The partnership has identified multiple ways to drive investment and growth in the state.

On our sister blog Vector, Boston Children’s Hospital Chief Innovation Officer John Brownstein, PhD, discusses what this partnership means for the health care industry and the commonwealth’s patients, as well as his view of the digital health landscape today.

Read Brownstein’s thoughts on Vector.