H|T: The Healthtech Times – A tale of two hospitals

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MediSeen raises $1.1M to bring healthcare to the home (BETAKIT)

MediSeen raised the $1.1 million funding round from Vitality Capital and several individual angel investors like Jay Rosenzweig, CEO of Rosenzweig & Co.; Prime Quadrant CEO Mo Lidsky; former CEO of Lakeridge Health Kevin Empey; and Peter Ekstein, co-founder of Weston Premium Woods.

MediSeen Recommends: A tale of two hospitals that adopted Apple’s Health Record app(COMPUTERWORLD)

“Patients should be able to view and share their full health record with their circle of care. It’s exciting to see Apple and innovative US hospitals like Johns Hopkins and Penn Medicine taking the lead to deliver a more patient-centric experience.”
– Daniel Warner, MediSeen CEO and founder

Dialogue names former Uber senior manager as GM for Ontario(BETAKIT)

As general manager, Schlesak will build Dialogue’s team in Ontario to handle operations, sales, marketing, technology, and customer engagement.

BenevolentAI, which uses AI to develop drugs and energy solutions, nabs $115M at $2B valuation(TECHCRUNCH)

The core of BenevolentAI’s business is focused around the “brain” built by a team of scientists to ingest and compute billions of data points in specific areas such as health and material science, and to help scientists better determine combinations that might finally solve persistently difficult problems in fields like medicine.

How a stationary bike, paired with Google Street View, helps seniors with dementia (CBC)

The device combines a stationary bicycle, a dome-shaped projector, and Google Street View technology. Users sit on the bike and are able to pedal through video of meaningful destinations — a childhood home, a vacation destination, the spot they were married — projected onto the screen in front of them.

How entrepreneurs can take care of their mental health (BETAKIT)

Even though industry leaders consider physical health and fitness to be important to high performance and success, it is ironic that many founders neglect their own self care.

The great promise of Artificial Intelligence for public health (YORK)

“Canada is in a leadership position in AI. We need made-in-Canada AI applications for public health,” says Steven Hoffman, the Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Population and Public Health.

How healthcare organizations can prevent data tampering (HEALTHTECHMAGAZINE)

Keeping personal health information secure and out of the wrong hands should be a top priority for any CIO. Security layers can help.

Marrying medicine with virtual reality shows potential to improve health-care experience (THESTAR)

Virtual-reality technology transports people into operating rooms and hospitals to give them a first-person perspective of the steps involved in various real-life procedures.


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

CAD – Entrepreneurs Program (Ontario Brain Institute) (read more)

CAD – National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Pilot Research Grants (read more)

ON – Design Thinking Services (read more)


Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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