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Curatio partnering with Cloud DX, BC hospital on improving patient care virtually (BETAKIT)

Curatio is working in partnership with the Penticton Regional Hospital and fellow startup Cloud DX on a virtual care program assisting patients.


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Hackers are trying to disrupt and steal COVID-19 vaccine research (FORTUNE)

Hackers in Russia and North Korea are attacking some of the key companies and research facilities trying to develop and test vaccines against COVID-19, Microsoft said on Friday.


Talkspace acquires relationship counseling app (MED CITY NEWS)

Talkspace, which lets users message a therapist, acquired relationship counseling app Lasting. It hinted at plans for additional acquisitions in the future.


Startup Buoy Health raises funds at near $200 million valuation (BNN BLOOMBERG)

Buoy Health, a startup that makes a widely used COVID-19 symptom checker, has raised $37 million from investors including the venture arms of major insurers Cigna Holding Co., Humana Inc. and UnitedHealth Group.


Founders of color face more difficulties accessing venture capital for digital health startups: survey (FIERCE HEALTHCARE)

Digital health companies led by male entrepreneurs are more likely to be venture-backed than women — and these differences become much starker when you look at the intersection of race and ethnicity, according to a new diversity survey.


Four startups share how they’ve adapted to remote work during COVID-19 (BETAKIT)

Leaders from Willful, Doxim, Soapbox, and Drop provide their perspective on the new ways of working for Canadian tech – remote, in-office, and hybrid.


Telehealth is working for patients. But what about doctors? (HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW)

All indications are, as Seema Verma, the administrator of The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), stated, that “the genie is out of the bottle on this one” and there’s no going back on telehealth.


Marketplace tested over 20 different masks. Here’s what will best protect you and others during the pandemic (CBC)

Wearing a mask is critical to reducing the spread of COVID-19, but rigorous tests conducted on behalf of CBC’s Marketplace found that while some work very well, others offer little protection from the particles that transmit the novel coronavirus.


‘Femtech’ is busting taboos around women’s health and wellness — but what is it exactly? (HEALTH)

Female-led startups are disrupting the wellness space, using technology to make health care more accessible, and broadening conversations on topics from periods to pregnancy to menopause.


Carbon Health raises $100 million with plans to expand pop-up clinics ahead of COVID-19 vaccination programs (TECHCRUNCH)

This funding will be used to help the SF-based healthcare provider startup continue to expand its nationwide footprint, including with the opening of 100 pop-up clinics planned for 20 markets across the U.S.


How Bridgit’s co-founders tapped into a market ignored by tech (BETAKIT)

Bridgit COO Lauren Lake shares more about Bridgit’s founding story and how the company discovered its niche on the #CIBCInnovationEconomy podcast.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

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