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Dialogue launches virtual health tool to keep Canadians informed about COVID-19 outbreak

Dialogue is launching a free tool to give Canadian access to the latest public health information and resources pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak.


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OCIF supports launch of health technology accelerator HATCH-YYC

The Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) recently announced that it will support the launch of the health technology accelerator HATCH-YYC in Calgary to provide companies a platform to accelerate market access and improve patient care.


Healthtech suppliers offer support during coronavirus outbreak

accuRx, Modality Systems, Refero and X-on have pitched in to ensure doctors have the tools to support patients who may have symptoms of the virus or are in self-isolation, to limit the spread of coronavirus.


How the world of health and tech is looking at the coronavirus outbreak

The crisis is opening up new opportunities for health and tech, but it is also bringing new challenges.


BetaKit

Canadian tech companies forced to act quickly in wake of COVID-19

Two Toronto startups have experienced close calls with COVID-19. BetaKit spoke with the CEOs about the safety measures and steps they have been forced to take.


Doctors and patients turn to telemedicine in the coronavirus outbreak

The use of virtual visits climbs as a way of safely treating patients and containing spread of the infection at hospitals, clinics and medical offices.


Coronavirus patient monitoring solution offered by Orion Health

Orion Health has developed a comprehensive pandemic outbreak monitoring platform to alleviate demand on health systems and reduce the risk of further spread of the COVID-19 virus, the company said.


Amid virus crisis, officials announce health care tech rules

With coronavirus topping Americans’ concerns, senior Trump administration officials tried to switch subjects Monday by announcing final rules aimed at delivering on the unfulfilled promise of electronic health records.


Amazon may partner to deliver Gates Foundation coronavirus test kits, apply other Amazon Care services

The company is talking with local public health leaders how its Amazon Care infrastructure — a medical system begun this year for employees in the Seattle area — can be used to support coronavirus response.


GTA researchers make COVID-19 breakthrough, isolate the virus

Researchers from Sunnybrook, the University of Toronto and McMaster University in Hamilton have made a key breakthrough in the battle against COVID-19, the deadly virus that is causing a worldwide pandemic.


Mental health benefits startup Lyra Health raises $75M

Lyra, a mental health benefits startup that connects employees with therapists, raised $75 million in funding.


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