H|T: The Healthtech Times – Tackling healthtech’s scaling problem

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BetaKit

OBIO report: Funding and infrastructure key to tackling healthtech’s scaling challenge

According to the report, healthtech startups have short runways and problems with procurement.


MediSeen

MediSeen Recommends: Notable launches a service to automatically record and digitize data from doctor visits

“Voice is becoming a powerful tool in the evolution of the patient-provider experience.”
– Daniel Warner, MediSeen CEO and founder


finsmes

Innovaccer raises $25M in Series B funding

Innovaccer, a healthcare data platform, raised the funding from Westbridge Capital, with participation from Lightspeed Ventures.


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Healthtech sees its best fundraising quarter ever

Overall, VC funding in the digital healthcare sector during the first quarter soared to an all-time high of $2.5 billion in 187 deals.


techcrunch

Lyra Health raises $45M to create a smart network for treating mental health problems

The funding was led by Tenaya Capital, Glynn Capital Partners, Crown Ventures, and Casdin Capital.


mobihealthnews

98point6 launches its chat-based telemedicine platform for primary care

Through the platform, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service.


bk

Waterloo’s Preemptive develops app for nonprofit addressing withdrawal management

Stonehenge is the first care facility to pilot this technology with Preemptive.


forbes

Healthcare startup Solv raises $16.8 million to build the OpenTable for urgent care

As more and more US consumers flock to urgent care facilities, Solv wants to become the go-to app for anyone looking for a same-day health appointment.


techcrunch

Former Medicare chief Andy Slavitt formally launches Town Hall Ventures to invest in healthcare

Town Hall Ventures is the latest venture investment firm to take a stab at transforming the woefully broken US healthcare market through technology.


cdw

Providers evolve their messaging strategies to boost clinician communication

Using secure texting solutions, healthcare organizations streamline contact and improve patient outcomes.


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How to be a medtech entrepreneur before leaving your teens

Medtech is becoming an innovation playground for the young. “Zero respect for bureaucracy is a No. 1 advantage. We don’t have the patience for it.”


LATEST HEALTHTECH GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

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

ON – Data Analytics System (read more)

AB – Alberta Electronic Health Record (Alberta Netcare) Next Generation Auditing Analysis (read more)

ON – Entrepreneurs Program (read more)

CAD – Closed Loop Medication Management Automated Systems (read more)

CAD – On-Line Referencing Solution (read more)

CAD – Smart Solutions for Aging Well (read more)

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.