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BetaKit

Wello and RBC expand partnership to offer telemedicine platform to businesses

Calgary-based healthtech startup Wello is expanding its existing partnership with RBC to offer support to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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TechCrunch

Can API vendors solve healthcare’s data woes?

A functioning healthcare system depends on caregivers having the right data at the right time to make the right decision about what course of treatment a patient needs.


Vida Health raises $25M, Particle Health brings in $12M and more digital health funding

Also: Dascena closes $50 million for diagnostic algorithms; Scopio Labs collects $16 million Series B to expand digital microscopy business.


BetaKit

Ayogo Health raises $7.5 million Series B for behavioural support platform

Ayogo Health, which has developed a behavioural support platform, has raised a $7.5 million CAD Series B round.


Virtual healthcare startup Medici raises $24M as telehealth surges during pandemic

The money will be used to expand the company’s virtual healthcare platform at a time when its offering is rapidly growing in popularity thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.


Austin telehealth startup raises $24M as interest surges during pandemic

With telehealth booming amid a historic pandemic, one of Austin’s fastest-moving telehealth startups has raised a new round of funding.


BetaKit

Perimeter Medical Imaging receives $10.4 million CAD grant, appoints new CEO, CFO

Perimeter Medical Imaging has received a $7.44 million grant and is announcing two new additions to its leadership team.


TechCrunch

Google medical researchers humbled when AI screening tool falls short in real-life testing

Despite high theoretical accuracy, the tool proved impractical in real-world testing, frustrating both patients and nurses with inconsistent results and a general lack of harmony with on-the-ground practices.


Health Canada approves new rapid COVID-testing kits

Health Canada has approved a new rapid test for COVID-19 that can produce results in under an hour, which is expected to alleviate the pressure on public health laboratories and help circumvent testing kit shortages.


BetaKit

Black Swan #7 – Scaling healthcare in a pandemic

Luke Vigeant (Inkblot Therapy) and Brett Belchetz (Maple) share how their telehealth startups changed before and after COVID-19 on BetaKit’s Black Swan podcast.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

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