H|T: The Healthtech Times – How wearables fit in healthcare

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Governor General’s office announces innovation awards winners (BETAKIT)

Recipients include Blue Dot founder Dr. Kamran Khan, whose platform uses natural language processing and AI to help predict and track dangerous infectious diseases like Ebola and the Zika virus.

MediSeen Recommends: Ask a healthcare VC: “How do I scale my healthtech startup?” (VENTUREBEAT)

If you’re ready to take on the healthcare opportunity, Christiana DelloRusso, a venture partner at Providence Ventures, has some tips on overcoming those obstacles, scaling your health tech startup, and watching it thrive.

Waterloo researchers use tech tank top to detect heart problems (CBC)

A team of University of Waterloo researchers have started using wearable technology to flag whether a person might be experiencing the onset of a respiratory or cardiovascular disease.

Quit Genius, helping smokers quit, picks up an extra $1.1 million in seed (TECHCRUNCH)

Quit Genius uses CBT to take smokers through stages of quitting, using a number of different types of content, from audio sessions to animated videos to interactive exercises to help people think differently about destructive addictions.

Heal raises $20 million to let doctors make house calls (VENTUREBEAT)

The Los Angeles company has now raised more than $69 million in its attempt to transform health care in the US.

HyperGrowth: Life healthtech accelerator announces second cohort graduates (BETAKIT)

LifeBooster secured two Fortune 100 clients, while Careteam secured $480,000 in funding.

Digital health startup Insightin Health raises $2M in funding (FINSMES)

Insightin Health, which provides an AI-driven customer relationship management system for health plans, raised the funding from Health Catalyst Capital Management and others.

Government invests $3 million to help people with disabilities access assistive tech (BETAKIT)

The funding is part of the $22.3 million Accessible Technology Program.

Thoughtful healthcare mobility deployments improve patient satisfaction (HEALTHTECHMAGAZINE)

Improving patient engagement takes a combination of hardware, software and services solutions.

Circle Cardiovascular Imaging raises $16 million to help physicians diagnose cardiovascular diseases (BETAKIT)

The round was led by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors and Yaletown Partners.


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

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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.

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