H|T: The Healthtech Times – Redefining mobility with robotics

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#Budget2019 makes Global Talent Stream permanent, provides no national data strategy (BETAKIT)

The government will allocate $3.1 million per year on an ongoing basis for regulatory department Roadmaps, including Health Canada to establish a regulatory sandbox for innovative medical products.

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What Carol Leaman learned from scaling a company and selling it to Google (BETAKIT)

Speaking to BetaKit ahead of her appearance at TechExit.io on April 10th in Vancouver, the serial CEO shared her lessons learned from leading multiple companies, and reflected on starting, growing, and eventually exiting PostRank.

Doctolib gets €150M more as it focuses on telehealth, growth, expansion (MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

With €1 billion valuation, the French healthcare software company is now a unicorn.

Karuna Therapeutics Raises $68M Series B Funding (FINSMES)

The clinical-stage drug development company raised the funding from ARCH Venture Partners, with participation from Fidelity Management & Research Company, Eventide Asset Management, and others.

Trexo Robotics wants to redefine mobility for children with disabilities (BETAKIT)

“Seeing my nephew walking for the first time was definitely the proudest moment of my life,” says Trexo Robotics co-founder, Manmeet Maggu.

Machines Treating Patients? It’s Already Happening (TIME)

Mabu is among the latest examples of what machine learning, or artificial intelligence (AI), can accomplish in medicine. The questions she asks come from a recipe that combines best practices that doctors use to monitor heart-failure patients with data from how physicians interact with patients.

Nashville-based Change Healthcare files for $100 million IPO (MEDCITYNEWS)

Change Healthcare’s main products are data analytics tools for healthcare providers that are meant to increase patient engagement, assist with quality reporting and risk adjustment, improve reimbursement and handle billing and post-clinical communication.

Gene editing for human reproduction is ‘irresponsible,’ WHO panel says (CBC)

“At this time, it is irresponsible for anyone to proceed” with making gene-edited babies since DNA changes could be passed down to future generations, the experts said in a statement.

Gig workers need health & benefits — Catch is their safety net (TECHCRUNCH)

“In order to stay competitive as a society, we need to address inequality and volatility. We think Catch is the first step to offering alternatives to the mandate that benefits can only come from an employer or the government,” says the co-founder of Catch.

Snowballing Mobile Trends of 2019: Payments, Health & Artificial Intelligence (MEDIUM)

Another trend has to do with the increased popularity of mobile health apps, spawned in large part by the rise of wearable devices. This global market share in the health sector will account for about $4.4 billion by the end of the year, according to Statista.

Erectile pharmacy app Ro launches telehealth service for women (TECHCRUNCH)

Ro has launched Rory, a line of products for menopausal women. To use Rory, which launches in 47 states today, women must complete an online doctor’s visit before they can be prescribed a personalized treatment plan.

Medical organizations look to assess virtual healthcare technology (BETAKIT)

The task force is looking to identify any regulatory changes that will be required for physicians to deliver virtual care to patients across provincial and territorial boundaries.

A huge trove of medical records and prescriptions found exposed (TECHCRUNCH)

A health tech company was leaking thousands of doctor’s notes, medical records, and prescriptions daily after a security lapse left a server without a password.


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

CAN – Automated Storage Management System (read more)

CAN – Electronic Database and Workflow Management tool for Pharmacy Clinical Trials (read more)

CAN – Hacking Health in the Community (read more)

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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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