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Health appointment booking platform Chronometriq acquires Health Myself (BETAKIT)

Montreal-based health appointment booking platform Chronometriq has acquired Toronto-based Health Myself.


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How $20 billion health care behemoth Blue Shield of California sees startups (TECHCRUNCH)

As one of California’s largest insurance providers with more than four million members, Blue Shield plays an outsized role in technology adoption among physicians, hospital networks and patients.


Seattle-based biotech startup Sana raises $821 million (THE COLUMBIAN)

Those following the fortunes of the Seattle-based Sana Biotechnology cellular engineering startup had predicted a success path similar to another company two of its founders hailed from.


Austin biotech startup Shattuck Labs raises $118M to fight cancer (AUSTIN INNO)

San Francisco-based health care investment firm Redmile Group led the round. The company had previously raised about $82.4 million.


Will digital health technology play a role in traveler safety? (MEDTECH INTELLIGENCE)

Having the ability to assess vital signs in real time could be the future of monitoring the health of travelers to help prevent outbreaks.


Velocity announces winners of its first virtual pitch competition (BETAKIT)

Velocity recently hosted its first virtual Velocity Fund Pitch Competition, investing a total of $250,000 in four early-stage tech startups.


Oscar’s health insurance platform nabs another $225 million (TECHCRUNCH)

The direct-to-consumer health insurer Oscar has raised another $225 million in its latest, late-stage round of funding as its vision of tech-enabled healthcare services to drive down consumer costs becomes more and more of a reality.


Investors double down on health technology as funding reaches $9.1B in 2020 (FIERCE HEALTHCARE)

While the financial markets have taken a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, the health technology market continues to thrive.


‘Telegenomics’ startup Genome Medical raises another $14M (MED CITY NEWS)

Genome Medical, a startup that provides telehealth genetic consultations, raised a $14 million extension for its $23 million series B round.


Want better healthcare after COVID-19? Invest in telehealth, McMaster doctor says (CBC)

Here are four key reasons why telehealth should become the primary way of delivering health care in Canada.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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