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DarwinAI partners with Red Hat to accelerate deployment of COVID-19 solution (BETAKIT)

The goal of the new collaboration with Red Hat is to make it easier for clinicians to use COVID-Net in hospitals.


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Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is strongly effective, early look at data show (STAT NEWS)

The news comes exactly a week after results from Pfizer and BioNTech, which announced broadly similar results.


Roche launching national AI, digital health initiative alongside Amii, Mila, Vector Institute (BETAKIT)

Roche, a multinational healthcare company, is set to announce the launch of AI Centre of Excellence, an initiative to advance digital transformation in health.


This business claims it built a better COVID-19 forecasting model but can’t get government to bite (CBC)

As COVID-19 continues to surge across the country, a Canadian company says it’s created software to better predict how the virus will spread and help slow the second wave, but it can’t break through bureaucracy to show health officials how it can help.


FinTech and healthtech startup Aya comes out of “stealth” with $3.7 million CAD in seed financing (BETAKIT)

Toronto-based Aya, which creates payments solutions and program administration for employee benefits packages, has raised a $3.7 million CAD seed round.


Digital health tools offer new opportunities for personalized care (HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW)

Digital health has rapidly become a core component of the delivery of health care in the United States.


Today in acquisitions: AbCellera, Mogo, Carebook, WELL Health (BETAKIT)

Over the past week, four Canadian tech companies have made acquisitions. Here’s the latest on Canada’s movers and shakers.


The Babylon Health of pets raises €30m to go west (SIFTED)

With fresh capital in the bank, the telemedicine startup FirstVet is heading to the US.


Aquatic Informatics CEO Ed Quilty on why entrepreneurs should fake it till they make it (BETAKIT)

On the #CIBCInnovationEconomy series podcast, CEO Ed Quilty shares Aquatic Informatics’ growth story and what he has learned about entrepreneurship.


Spring Health scores $76M investment as employers step up focus on mental health issues (FIERCE HEALTHCARE)

Investors continue to pour cash into the mental health space as the demand for virtual care services soars during the COVID-19 pandemic.


BDC survey reveals impact of COVID-19 on entrepreneurs’ mental health (BETAKIT)

A new report from BDC has revealed more data on the COVID-19 pandemic’s alarming impact on entrepreneurs.


After COVID-19, telehealth’s momentum will be sustained by younger consumers seeking convenience (MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

New data from a 2,052-person survey suggest that older healthcare consumers value their trusted providers, while younger generations are willing to pay a “convenience premium” for easy-to-access virtual care.


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