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BookJane partners with Ontario Long Term Care Association to address province’s senior care staffing crisis (BETAKIT)

BookJane has partnered with Ontario Long Term Care Association to help long term care and senior living facilities find, schedule, and communicate with staff.


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How can we keep algorithmic racism out of Canadian health care’s AI toolkit? (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Chances are that artificial intelligence is already helping a hospital near you to diagnose patients or monitor surgeries. But health care has a long, ugly history of racial biases that prevent everyone from getting the best treatment.


Following a bruising short-seller report, Clover Health discloses SEC investigation (FORTUNE)

Clover Health pushed back hard against the Hindenburg allegations, calling the report “rife with ad hominem attacks, sweeping inaccuracies, and gross mischaracterizations.”


Alphabet-backed Oscar Health files for IPO as telehealth market booms (REUTERS)

The New York-based company, which has about 529,000 users, enables scheduling physician visits, checking lab results, emergency virtual appointments and prescription refill through its mobile app or online platform.


23andMe to go public with Richard Branson-backed SPAC (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

The genetics startup is the latest in a wave of companies making their public-market debuts through special-purpose acquisition companies rather than traditional initial public offerings.


The aquarium pump, the swingers party and the most copied sex toy of the decade (SIFTED)

The Womanizer was born when a hobbyist inventor in his 60s decided to try and reinvent the female orgasm with the help of his old fish tank, some plastic tubing, and his very long-suffering wife.


Startup PBM Capital Rx closes $50M series B funding round (FIERCE HEALTHCARE)

The round was led by Transformation Capital and also included investment from Edison Partners, who led the PBM’s series A round.


Hackers post detailed patient medical records from two hospitals to the dark web (NBC NEWS)

The files, which number in at least the tens of thousands, includes patients’ personal identifying information.


Verily spinout Onduo expands virtual care to Spanish speakers (STAT NEWS)

The move marks a significant expansion of the mission of the company, which was spun out of Alphabet’s life science unit Verily and initially targeted patients with type 2 diabetes.


With telehealth startup Folx, trans people have a new option outside of mainstream healthcare (FAST COMPANY)

With $25 million of venture funding in hand, the company plans to bring health services designed for queer people to all 50 states.


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