H|T: The Healthtech Times Newsletter – Nokia might dump healthtech

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Tech for Good: IoT can extend healthcare into the home(BETAKIT)

An IBM Canada expert explains how IoT can help doctors provide better care.

MediSeen Recommends: Cross-Border MedHealth Summit Startup Application Deadline Tomorrow (MEDHEALTHINNOVATION)

“MedHealth is a regional collaboration connecting the HealthTech communities in southeast Michigan and southwest Ontario to support improved quality of patient care. The MedHealth Summit is on April 19th at The Garden Theatre in Detroit. Ontario startups can apply to participate in the Summit through two tracks: US investor and business development meetings with US health systems, health care organizations, and insurers. Deadline to apply is Feb 26.”
– Daniel Warner, MediSeen Founder and CEO

Nokia may dump its health tech business(THEVERGE)

Has Nokia had enough of the health tech world? Just two years after entering the industry with its $190 million purchase of French company Withings, the company has announced it’s launching a “strategic review of its digital health business.”

Healthcare analytics startup THB bags $2.1M led by Blume Ventures and HealthQuad(INC42)

THB has developed a solution for the Indian healthcare ecosystem that automates data de-identification, standardisation, and de-duplication, enabling healthcare providers to uncover hidden value from their clinical data.

Estonia-based startup Healthureum is bringing blockchain to Indian healthcare (YOURSTORY)

Healthureum’s technology is meant to help ease the tracking of “transaction nodes” between all key stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem — drug manufacturers, wholesalers, pharmacists, medical representatives, diagnostic centres, patients, doctors, and others.

What to look for in #Budget2018 (BETAKIT)

A national data strategy and cybersecurity initiatives are a couple of things to watch for during Tuesday’s budget announcement.

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes (THEVERGE)

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk.

Region’s first autonomous AI medical centre debuted in Dubai (THENATIONALNEWS)

The Salem Innovation Center uses AI and the Internet of Things technology to provide medical fitness and health occupation screening services to clients without any human intervention.

BC testing app to help victims of cardiac arrest (BETAKIT)

The app works by automatically connecting the user to emergency services once activated.

Amazon has quietly launched an exclusive line of over-the-counter health products (CNBC)

Technically, the company doesn’t own these products, which are produced by private-label manufacturer Perrigo, but it does put Amazon in a position to squeeze other retailers.

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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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