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

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BetaKit

How to design healthcare to be more human

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


techcrunch

Gear for making outdoor fitness more enjoyable

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


dealstreet

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

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


betakit

League partners with Molecular You to offer health assessments

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


bloomberg

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

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.


techcrunch

Alan launches Alan Map to find doctors around you

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.


cnbc

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

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.


cdn

AI makes free, tech-powered cancer screening possible

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


betakit

Applications from healthcare consortia for Strategic Innovation Fund due August 31

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.


cnbc

Why telemedicine has been such a bust so far

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.


LATEST HEALTHTECH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

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)

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.