H|T: The Healthtech Times – Apple opens up its APIs

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To build Shopify-like healthtech companies, Ontario must create more incentives (BETAKIT)

Now, more than ever, health technology needs to be the force of change that will ensure the sustainability of our publicly funded healthcare system.

More tech, better work-life balance coming to health care as millennials take charge (CBC)

Increased technology use and a better work-life balance are just a few of the changes millennials are making to the healthcare system as they take over the reins from baby boomers, says a health care networking specialist.

Apple is introducing a health record API for developers this fall (TECHCRUNCH)

The feature will make it possible for users to share health data from more than 500 hospitals/clinics with third-party apps.

In healthtech, people are just as important as product (VENTUREBEAT)

As a company founder of a health care startup, you likely spend a majority of your time developing your product. If you are successful in demonstrating product-market fit, you think your product should speak for itself. It solves an important problem in a large market, and has a solid business model around it. What more do you need? People.

Zebra Medical Vision gets $30M Series C to create AI-based tools for radiologists (TECHCRUNCH)

The funding was led by aMoon Ventures, with participation from Aurum, Johnson & Johnson Innovation—JJDC Inc., Intermountain Health, and artificial intelligence experts Fei-Fei Li and Richard Socher.

Healthtech firm Vivobarefoot is ‘changing the game’ for runners with innovative padding-less shoes (FORBES)

“We are on a mission to change the footwear industry based on one simple insight—shoes should let your feet do their natural thing. The shoes feature a patented, ultra-thin, puncture-resistant sole in every shoe that protects the foot and allows maximum sensory feedback,” said Damian Peat, Vivobarefoot’s head of operations.

Machine learning could help detect diseases earlier, new study finds (HEALTHTECHMAGAZINE)

Conducted by Microsoft and Duke University, the research suggests trained models could better detect neurodegenerative disorders via data from search engine interaction.

Healthtech startup Parachute Health raises $9.5 million to eliminate faxes and provide better way to order medical equipment and supplies (TECHSTARTUPS)

The funding was led by Harley Miller and Dan Ahrens of Insight Venture Partners and includes investments from GNYHA Ventures, the business arm of the Greater New York Hospital Association and Anthony Welters, formerly of UnitedHealth Group.

Michael Phelps teams up with online mental health startup Talkspace (CTECH)

New York-based Talkspace is a web and mobile app offering users mental treatment given by licensed therapists through text messages or recorded voice and video message.


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

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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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