H|T: The Healthtech Times – An AI future for health


The Healthtech Times is a weekly newsletter covering healthtech news from Canada and around the globe. Subscribe to H|T using the form at the bottom of this page to ensure you don’t miss out on the most important healthtech news every week!

League receives strategic investment from Workday Ventures(BETAKIT)

League has received a strategic investment from Workday Ventures and will partner with Workday as a software partner.


How Capital One’s Digital for Good program tripled the number of charities it will empower with tech(BETAKIT)

74 percent of Canadian charities feel like the tech gap is harming their success. Here’s how Capital One Canada is hoping to change that.

Google is acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 billion(TECHCRUNCH)

Google will pay $7.35 per share for the wearables company in an all-cash deal that values Fitbit at $2.1 billion.

Medical data is being leaked by NHS pagers, and then broadcast for the world to see(GM)

Although pagers encode messages before transmission, that’s a very different thing from encryption.

Oculys Health Informatics acquired by VitalHub for $4.2 million(BETAKIT)

Oculys Health Informatics, a Kitchener-Waterloo based healthtech startup, has been acquired by Toronto-headquartered VitalHub for more than $4.2 million.

Singapore-based neo-natal tech startup Children Health Imprints raises $2.3M in Series A funding(MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

The freshly raised funds will go towards expanding the startup’s integrated neonatal ICU (NICU) care services in Asia Pacific as well as in securing international regulatory approvals.

Cambridge startup targets Alzheimer’s with a new approach to an old idea(WBUR)

This “tau hypothesis” is popular among Alzheimer’s researchers, but it hasn’t yielded an effective treatment.

Acorn Biolabs announces first clinical partner to collect, store stem cells(BETAKIT)

Acorn Biolabs, which has developed a solution for non-invasive stem cell collection, is partnering with Executive Health Centre, a medical wellness centre.

Fem tech startup Inne takes the wraps off a hormone tracker and $8.8M in funding(TECHCRUNCH)

Women’s health apps have been having a tech-fuelled moment in recent years, with the rise of a fem tech category.

Fishers medical device startup raises $10M to launch first product(IBJ)

Fishers-based startup Recovery Force LLC has secured $10 million from angel investors to help launch production and sales of a system for hospitals that helps patients regain mobility.

Medical tech startup FundamentalVR raises $5.6M to develop simulator for surgeons(SILICONANGLE)

The Series A round was joined by medical institutions including the Mayo Clinic, a leader in the medical industry, and Sana Kliniken, Germany’s third-largest hospital organization.

Can AI help patients take control of their care?(HEALTHTECH)

As healthcare organizations make growing use of the technology, they are weighing how it can be used outside facility walls to enhance patient care.


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)

Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

Content coordinator, social media smartypants, wordsmith, Human Workflow™. Exists primarily on coffee, cat pictures, German dance metal, and pro wrestling. I will fight for your right to the Oxford comma.

0 replies on “H|T: The Healthtech Times – An AI future for health”