H|T: The Healthtech Times – Double-checking the symptom checker

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Dialogue to offer virtual healthcare to employees travelling in the US(BETAKIT)

Dialogue is partnering with Doctor On Demand to give enterprise clients the ability to offer virtual healthcare to employees visiting the United States.

Mindstrong Health hires leadership team with all-star tech product experience(TECHCRUNCH)

Mindstrong Health is tackling one of the most difficult challenges in healthcare: severe mental illness, commonly referred to as SMI in the healthcare industry.

LeanTaaS raises $40 million to optimize health clinic operations with AI(VENTUREBEAT)

It’s a predictive analytics company that taps data science to “radically” improve health care provider performance, using cloud-based solutions to solve problems like resource utilization.

Alberta Innovates launches new VR health innovation program amid recent cuts, layoffs(BETAKIT)

Alberta Innovates has launched a “first-of-its-kind” program focused on Alberta’s virtual, mixed, and augmented-reality ecosystem for health innovation.

Helsinki’s Neosmart Health raises €1.2 million to expand its patented preventative healthcare system(TECH.EU)

The company combines technology, such as AI and wearables, with traditional medicine to design individualised “health optimisation plans” for patients.

Healthcare-focused venture firms are forming a best practices group for securing health data(TECHCRUNCH)

For the firms, it’s simply a matter of protecting what is an increasing percentage of capital commitments.

Perceptive Advisors raises $210M for its Inaugural Fund to invest in early-stage biotech startups(TECHSTARTUPS)

The PXV Fund will be focused exclusively on life sciences technologies across therapeutic areas with a greater emphasis on drug technologies and less focus on early drug and platform discovery.

How using a medical startup’s AI “symptom checker” could go very wrong(QZ)

Such speedy deployment has raised serious concerns among experts who say Babylon Health has rushed to market without adequate proof that its products work.

Nyxo is building an app-based, sleep-coaching program(TECHCRUNCH)

Nyxo is building an app-based sleep-coaching program to help users track and improve their quality of sleep in a four-week program.


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

CAN – CIHR Catalyst Grant: Addressing Musculoskeletal Conditions and Arthritis in Canadians (read more)

CAN – CIHR Inuit Research Network Development Grant (read more)

CAN – CIHR Netherlands-Canada Type 2 Diabetes Consortium – Travel Award (read more)

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