H|T: The Healthtech Times – Amazon plays the long game

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Alberta Innovates launches new VR health innovation program amid recent cuts, layoffs(BETAKIT)

Alberta Innovates has launched a “first-of-its-kind” program focused on Alberta’s virtual, mixed, and augmented-reality ecosystem for health innovation.


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

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

Ford to shut down GoRide Health service and pivot to AV research(BETAKIT)

The Ford spokesperson said the planned Miami pilot will help the automaker better understand the role AVs can play in this “important transport sector.”

Mental health tele-supervision platform secures $2.2M seed funding round(MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

To streamline accreditation, Atlanta-based Motivo pairs aspiring mental health providers with online clinical supervisors.

Novartis-linked biotech firm raises $56M for new spinouts(BIZJOURNALS)

After signing two back-to-back deals with Novartis this year, small Boston-based startup IFM Therapeutics is ramping up its business development with a new incubator.

Apostrophe raises $6 million to let you see a dermatologist from your phone(TECHCRUNCH)

Apostrophe connects users with board-certified dermatologists, who then develop a personalized Rx treatment plan for those patients.

AI Weekly: Amazon plays the long game in health care AI(VENTUREBEAT)

Transcribe Medical is merely the newest in a string of products signaling Amazon’s desire to enter the AI in health care market, which is anticipated to reach $19.25 billion by 2026.

Launch of doctor app a wake-up call for Saskatchewan’s health system, says expert(CBC)

Patients are demanding direct links to doctors — and can get it for a fee.

NHS e-health systems ‘risk patient safety’(BBC)

Hospitals across England are using 21 separate electronic systems to record patient health care – risking patient safety, researchers suggest.

Uniform Teeth raises $10 million for its teeth-straightening operations(TECHCRUNCH)

Uniform Teeth currently operates two locations in San Francisco. By the end of next year, Uniform Teeth plans to open more locations throughout the U.S.

Ada Health launches world’s first AI-powered health app in Swahili(FORBES)

Adapting Ada’s AI to East Africa’s unique healthcare challenges was a complex process that went beyond a simple translation.


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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