H|T: The Healthtech Times – Home healthcare heats up

The Healthtech Times is a weekly newsletter covering healthtech news from Canada and around the globe.

Subscribe to H|T using the form at the bottom of this page to ensure you don’t miss out on the most important healthtech news every week!

H|T is powered by:


Dialogue appoints Jean-François Séguin as EVP and general counsel (BETAKIT)

As EVP, Séguin will lead Dialogue’s expansion and will act as chief of staff, overseeing administrative functions such as finance, talent, and investor relations.

MediSeen Recommends: PE to pour billions into pair of US healthcare deals (PITCHBOOK)

“M&A in the US home healthcare space heats up. Health insurance giant Humana, PE firms, acquire Curo for $1.4 billion.”
– Daniel Warner, MediSeen CEO and founder

Video consultation service Doctor on Demand raised $74 million so everyone can see a doctor anytime(TECHCRUNCH)

The funding was led by Goldman Sachs and Princeville Global, with participation from others.

Report: Canadian tech investment hits record $1.3 billion CAD in Q1 2018(BETAKIT)

Digital health was a sector called out for “rebounding,” jumping from just one deal in Q4 2017 to six in Q1 2018, while total quarterly financing reached $28 million ($22 million USD) for the quarter.

Calgary doctor, entrepreneur scores finalist spot in international innovation competition (CBC)

Dr. Breanne Everett makes smart shoes that can prevent injuries to diabetics’ feet.

Mumbai-based healthtech platform Doxper raises $1.1M pre-Series A funding (YOURSTORY)

Doxper, which allows clinicians to instantly digitise case sheets using a smart pen and encoded paper, raised the funding from Vidal Healthcare.

How entrepreneurs can take care of their mental health (BETAKIT)

Even though industry leaders consider physical health and fitness to be important to high performance and success, it is ironic that many founders neglect their own self care.

Mammoth Biosciences launches a CRISPR-powered search engine for disease detection (TECHCRUNCH)

Most people tend to think of CRISPR as a groundbreaking gene-editing technology that can hunt down and snip away bits of DNA, like the cut and paste function on a keyboard. While many research projects tend to emphasize the potential of that process in replacing target bits of genetic material, for Mammoth Biosciences, the search function is the real game changer.

Speech-recognition tech has clinicians talking about time savings (HEALTHTECHMAGAZINE)

Healthcare organizations are using voice-driven tools to improve workflow and combat physician burnout.

Waterloo-Wellington LHIN invests $250K to customize health app (CBC)

The Waterloo-Wellington LHIN is investing in Toronto startup Dash MD to have the company customize an app that gives patients digital access to discharge instructions and community connections.


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

CAD – Online Referencing Solution (read more)

CAD – Spark Program 2018 Call for Innovations (read more)

CAD – Co-Development of Behaviour Change eHealth Solution (read more)

CAD – eLearning/Web Development (read more)


Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

0 replies on “H|T: The Healthtech Times – Home healthcare heats up”