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PocketPills raises $30 million Series B amid continued demand for virtual healthcare solutions (BETAKIT)
The startup claimed to see increased growth due to COVID-19, as patients opted for contactless solutions.
IWW 2021: We Mean Business
Twelve jam-packed days of virtual events. Over 40 initiatives to choose from. International Womxn’s Week (IWW) is designed to unite allies and inspire, equip, and empower women in leadership in professional fields.
Be a part of our empowering week+.
From story-telling talks to keynote presentations and wow-worthy workshops, there’s something for everyone. This dynamic list includes: Make History – Elevate Women, Bounce Back Bootcamp for Main Street Businesses, and Taking Care of Our Mental Health.
We will warn you, with this many epic activities to choose from, your calendar will fill up quick.
Make the most of 2021: Register now.
UK’s MHRA says it has ‘concerns’ about Babylon Health — and flags legal gap around triage chatbots (TECHCRUNCH)
In an interview he emphasized that the concerns the regulator shares are “far broader” than the (important but) single issue of chatbot safety.
Mednow closes $37 million IPO as it’s set to list on TSXV (BETAKIT)
The healthtech firm plans to use the proceeds to build new prescription fulfillment centres and develop its tech platforms. Its shares are set to begin trading on the TSXV on March 9.
Online pharmacy Ro is now vaccinating seniors at home (FAST COMPANY)
Ro, which is known for selling sexual health products, is moving into home healthcare.
CorVista Health closes $65 million Series C to bolster AI-powered cardiac diagnostic platform (BETAKIT)
Toronto-based healthtech startup CorVista Health (formerly Analytics 4 Life) has raised a $65 million USD Series C round led by Ambix Life Science.
Alphabet-backed Oscar Health valued at $7.09 billion in lackluster debut (REUTERS)
Shares of Oscar Health fell more than 7% in their stock market debut, fetching a valuation of just over $7 billion for the health insurance startup backed by Google parent Alphabet Inc.
An incomplete list of Canadian tech events, programs, and organizations supporting women’s initiatives (BETAKIT)
For International Women’s Day, a collection of the numerous Canadian tech events, programs, and organizations seeking to support women’s initiatives – plus a look at how International Women’s Day events have made the pivot to online this year.
Hillrom faces lawsuit after dropping planned $375M Bardy Diagnostics deal (MED CITY NEWS)
Hillrom axed plans to acquire cardiac monitoring company Bardy Diagnostics over reimbursement changes by a Medicare contractor.
Federal government extends current Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, CERS rates to June (BETAKIT)
The federal government will extend the current rate of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) programs through to June.
My doctor wants me to pay a yearly subscription fee — and that’s increasingly common (FAST COMPANY)
Amid the pandemic, doctors are burning out and opting for a new way of delivering care.