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Nick Dougherty

Program Director

PULSE@MassChallenge


Nick is the Program Director for PULSE@MassChallenge, a digital health accelerator program in Boston Massachusetts that addresses healthcare challenges through demonstration projects led by startups, governments, universities, and preeminent healthcare organizations and institutions. This year PULSE@MassChallenge is accelerating 32 startups selected from a pool of 504 applicants representing over 30 states and 30 countries. These companies applied their technologies in over 100 partnership engagements facilitated by PULSE with organizations like Vertex, the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, AARP, Microsoft, MGH, and more.

Prior to PULSE, Nick was Co-Founder and CEO of VerbalCare, where he designed patient-centered communication platforms for providers and both verbal and nonverbal patients to improve shared decision making, healthcare management, and patient engagement. He was named General Manager in 2015 after VerbalCare was acquired by Medical Specialties Distributors.