H|T: The Healthtech Times – Can a tech giant finally win healthcare?

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How to design healthcare to be more human (BETAKIT)

“Those designing healthtech solutions think they can be disruptive with the technology while playing within the visual norms of this industry. We disagree.”

Gear for making outdoor fitness more enjoyable (TECHCRUNCH)

WireCutter has gathered some of its favourite fitness wearables, headphones, and accessories that improve and make outdoor workout routines more enjoyable.

Chinese biotech startup I-Mab raises $220M Series C led by Hony Capital (DEALSTREETASIA)

I-Mab focuses on the discovery and development of biologics in the areas of immuni-oncology and immuno-inflammation.

League partners with Molecular You to offer health assessments (BETAKIT)

The partnership is meant to give more employees the opportunity to take advantage of programs aimed at early risk detection and preventative action.

A $6 billion China startup wants to be the Amazon of health care (BLOOMBERG)

Once a scrappy startup that helped people book doctors, it’s grown into a outfit valued at $5.5 billion that operates online follow-up consultations, drug prescriptions and actual clinics staffed by physicians.

Alan launches Alan Map to find doctors around you (TECHCRUNCH)

Health insurance startup Alan has launched a new product in France called Alan Map. It’s a dead simple way to find GPs, dentists, ophthalmologists and more around you.

Tech giants could finally win in health care because they’re sticking to what they know (CNBC)

Health care is notoriously complicated. But it’s also a mega-market rife with waste and inefficiencies. That makes it hard for big tech companies to ignore.

AI makes free, tech-powered cancer screening possible (HEALTHTECHMAGAZINE)

Powered by Intel, edge and cloud computing make real-time cancer classification available to anyone, anywhere.

Applications from healthcare consortia for Strategic Innovation Fund due August 31 (BETAKIT)

Stream four of the Strategic Innovation Fund will invest in initiatives that work at the intersection of data and Canada’s health and biosciences sector.

Why telemedicine has been such a bust so far (CNBC)

Telemedicine, or apps that let you consult with a doctor via video, was supposed to be the next big thing in health care. But lack of awareness, questions about cost and reimbursement, and the human desire to talk to another person when sick have hampered the sector.


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

CAD – Point of Care Testing Middleware Connectivity Solution (read more)

CAD – Pharmacy Compounding Training and Compliance Software (read more)

CAD – Digital Radiography Room and Digital Mobile Unit (read more)

CAD – Solution for Continuing Care Resource Scheduling (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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