H|T: The Healthtech Times – Telehealth goes VR

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Wello and RBC expand partnership to offer telemedicine platform to businesses(BETAKIT)

Calgary-based healthtech startup Wello is expanding its existing partnership with RBC to offer support to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alan raises another $54.4 million for its health insurance product(TECHCRUNCH)

Temasek is leading the round with existing investors (such as Index Ventures) also participating. Overall, Alan has raised $136 million (€125 million) over the past four years.

BookJane repurposes platform to help Ontario Medical Association fight COVID-19(BETAKIT)

BookJane has repurposed its platform to help the Ontario Medical Association meet the demand for physicians in the province’s fight against COVID-19.

AI and digital health startup MyndYou raises $4 million(CALCALISTECH)

The Tel Aviv and New York-based company also announced a partnership with ALCA, an American association of caregivers for the elderly, to provide members with tools to monitor patients remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sampler mobilizing consumers to sew medical masks for essential workers(BETAKIT)

Sampler has launched an initiative that aims to produce over 20,000 non-medical grade masks for essential workers in Toronto.

XRHealth raises $7M to expand its VR telehealth platform(MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

The startup kicked off its remote VR clinics just last month.

PocketHealth raises $9.1 million CAD in first round of funding(BETAKIT)

Toronto-based PocketHealth, whose platform that lets patients securely access and share medical imaging with doctors, has raised $9.1 million CAD in financing.

Apple and Google update joint coronavirus tracing tech to improve user privacy and developer flexibility(TECHCRUNCH)

The additional measures being implemented to protect privacy include changing the cryptography mechanism for generating the keys used to trace potential contacts.

CleanSlate UV raises $8.4 million CAD as COVID-19 increases demand for device sanitization(BETAKIT)

CleanSlate UV, a Toronto-based startup that offers a sanitizer for mobile devices, has raised a $8.4 million CAD ($7 million USD) Series A round of funding.

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