H|T: The Healthtech Times – Rethinking the hospital


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Newfoundland and Labrador adopts federal COVID-19 app following Quebec rejection (BETAKIT)

Newfoundland and Labrador became the second province to adopt the federal government’s COVID-19 exposure notification app.


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Now providing healthcare access to nearly 1.5 million kids, Hazel Health raises $33.5 million (TECHCRUNCH)

The company’s services are even more sorely needed as children are forced into distance learning classrooms by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian satellite embarks on mission to monitor methane emissions from space (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

A Canadian satellite has begun its long-awaited mission to search for excess industrial emissions of methane gas, a contributor to climate change.

Rethinking the hospital for the next pandemic (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

The coronavirus caught hospitals flat-footed. Now, worried about a resurgence and future infectious diseases, they want to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

Biogen moves $10 million to Black-owned OneUnited, joining the Fortune 500 trend to ‘Bank Black’ (FORTUNE)

Biogen, the Boston-based biotech company working on a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, is depositing $10 million of its capital into OneUnited, a national Black-owned bank, the company said.

COVID Alert app wraps first month with 2.2M downloads, 90 infection reports (GLOBAL NEWS)

It’s been one month since the country’s coronavirus exposure notification app launched and since then, COVID Alert has been downloaded roughly 2.2 million times.

Applications open for new Canadian healthtech startup program, pitch competition (BETAKIT)

A new initiative, from the Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, and a Volta pitch competition, have opened applications for their healthtech programs.

A closer look at the vaccines Canada is betting on to stem the spread of COVID-19 (CBC)

Ottawa has signed deals for millions of doses from 4 companies, and a 5th is close.

Access to telemedicine is hardest for those who need it most (WIRED)

Older patients and other vulnerable populations tend to need more medical care, but it’s often difficult for them to get online for remote visits.

Digital health adoption saw a dip before COVID-19, but the pandemic brought it into limelight (MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

A new consumer report from Accenture found that rates of smartphone-app and wearable use have slightly declined over the last two years.

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