Nick Dougherty is the Program Director for PULSE@MassChallenge, a digital health accelerator program in Boston that addresses healthcare challenges through demonstration projects led by startups, governments, universities as well as preeminent healthcare organizations and institutions. In its first year, PULSE accelerated 31 startups selected from a pool of 439 applicants representing over 30 states and 20 countries. These companies applied their technologies in over 80 partnership engagements generated during the 5-month program.
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.