H|T: The Healthtech Times – Symptom surveillance

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Collision cancels 2020 in-person conference over COVID-19 fears(BETAKIT)

Collision, the major North American tech conference, announced on Friday that it has decided to cancel the event over concerns for COVID-19.


Calgary companies to lead $18.4 billion spend on digital transformation in Alberta through 2022

While one-quarter of the total investment in digitization is accounted for by the energy industry, most of the spending will occur across multiple sectors including creative industries, manufacturing, logistics, financial services, life science and agribusiness. Adoption of digital technology will see the fastest growth in agriculture and manufacturing.

South Korea is watching quarantined citizens with a smartphone app(TECHNOLOGYREVIEW)

Thousands in coronavirus lockdown will be monitored for symptoms—and tracked to make sure they stay at home and don’t become “super spreaders.”

Atlantic Canada focuses on healthtech, with pitch challenge, recent investments(BETAKIT)

Four Atlantic Canada organizations have formed a strategic partnership to present a new challenge for healthtech companies.

Coronavirus prompts OMA to ‘urgently’ ask doctors to join virtual medicine network(CBC)

The Ontario Medical Association says it and the provincial government are “urgently” encouraging physicians to join the province’s telemedicine network as the coronavirus spreads.

Dialogue partners with insurer Canada Life to offer virtual healthcare benefits(BETAKIT)

Montréal-based Dialogue is partnering with Canada Life to make virtual healthcare a standard benefit for employers with Canada Life group benefits plans.

Vital signs are good in healthtech software(FORBES)

Why is this sector enjoying such a vibrant, flourishing and healthy (pun still not intended) development phase right now?

Velocity launches and announces first close of pre-seed healthtech fund(BETAKIT)

Velocity has launched a new healthtech fund in partnership with Communitech.

An implant uses machine learning to give amputees control over prosthetic hands(TECHNOLOGYREVIEW)

Researchers managed to amplify nerve signals to the point where they can be translated into movements.

Ten things worth reading on International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, BetaKit has compiled a collection of talking points, educational tools, and support resources.

Medicare Advantage startup Alignment Healthcare raises $135M(MEDCITYNEWS)

Medicare Advantage startup Alignment Healthcare plans to grow its footprint again after raising more funding.

Bow Valley College nursing students assess virtual patients in new lab(BETAKIT)

A new lab at Bow Valley College in downtown Calgary allows nursing students to identify respiratory conditions using a virtual stethoscope.

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