H|T: The Healthtech Times – A portal to patient data

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Mavencare launches “first-of-its-kind” portal for real-time access to home care patient data(BETAKIT)

Mavencare, a technology company aiming to connect seniors to home healthcare services, has launched a digital portal to provide access to patient data.


Digital For Good Summit gets real about the need for charities to adopt transformation(BETAKIT)

The Digital For Good Summit provided a clear message to charities regarding digital transformation: start small or start big, but you need to start.

Amazon launches medication management features for Alexa(TECHCRUNCH)

The feature will allow customers to set up their own medication reminders and request voice refills using their prescription information.

AI healthcare startup Nines raises $16.5 million to help radiologists(BUSINESSINSIDER)

A self-driving-car pioneer teamed up with a doctor to create a healthcare AI startup that just raised $16.5 million to upend radiology.

OrbCare files for bankruptcy after failing to find buyer, team launches new company instead(BETAKIT)

Healthtech startup OrbCare has officially filed for bankruptcy after the startup failed to find a buyer during an auction process that took place in September.

Simple Contacts has a new service letting users cheaply switch contact lens prescriptions(TECHCRUNCH)

Simple Contacts has launched a new service letting users try out new contact lenses for as little as $3.

Digital prescription startup WonDRx raises seed funds from Venture Catalysts(INC42)

The company has dedicated apps for doctors, patients and healthcare providers.

Today in funding ($10.26 million): Winterlight Labs, Casca(BETAKIT)

Two Canadian startups have announced fresh funding rounds to fuel their growth. Here’s the latest on who raised how much.

Biotechnology startup Zumutor Biologics raises $4M in Series A2 round(YOURSTORY)

Post this round, the total funding raised by Zumutor Biologics stands at around $20 million.

Medicine delivery startup Gmedes secures funding in 500 Startups-led round(TECHINASIA)

Claiming to be the world’s first global e-pharmacy delivery service, Gmedes has developed the G-Meds app to enable doctors, clinics, and hospitals to prescribe, bill, and deliver medicines to their patients.

Kitchener medical tech startup wins $500,000 in international entrepreneurial competition(THERECORD)

Medical technology startup NERv Technology has taken the top prize in an international entrepreneurial competition.

NATHEALTH and NHA to set up accelerator programme to support healthcare startups(YOURSTORY)

NATHEALTH and NHA also held a carnival in the capital city to support healthcare startups with access to capital and market, industry partnerships, mentorship, and technology development assistance.


3iOntario Digest presents a list of ongoing funding opportunities and other resources to accelerate health innovation.

CAN – CIHR Catalyst Grant: Addressing Musculoskeletal Conditions and Arthritis in Canadians (read more)

CAN – CIHR Inuit Research Network Development Grant (read more)

CAN – CIHR Netherlands-Canada Type 2 Diabetes Consortium – Travel Award (read more)

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