H|T: The Healthtech Times – The future of digital ID in health care

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Canadian government investing $25 million in health research projects that use AI (BETAKIT)

Over $20 million will support 30 research teams across Canada that are working to address issues such as vision loss, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and cancer.

NEXT Canada CEO Sheldon Levy wants to kickstart innovation in health care (FINANCIALPOST)

Levy says they already have several large, recognizable hospitals in the GTA signed on to adopt technologies from NEXT Health when it launches.

Using tech and $100M, Dr Consulta transforms healthcare for the poorest (TECHCRUNCH)

The concept of Dr Consulta is simple: offer the sort of universal access of the public health system, but with the quality and timeliness of the private health market.

How health tech could help in the early diagnosis of dementia (THEGUARDIAN)

Dementia is a public health concern and can be difficult and expensive to detect, yet innovative technology is being developed to tackle the condition.

First look at Instagram’s self-policing Time Well Spent tool (TECHCRUNCH)

Are you Overgramming? Instagram is stepping up to help you manage overuse rather than leaving it to iOS and Android’s new screen time dashboards.

How to assess your healthcare organization’s cloud readiness (HEALTHTECHMAGAZINE)

Eyes on the cloud? Make sure your infrastructure — and your corporate culture — are prepared for the move.

IdentityNorth predicts the future of digital identity in health care, payments (BETAKIT)

Diretor of eHealth Ontario Balraj Dhillon says that while there are various applications for digital ID solutions in the healthcare sector, it is crucial for organizations like eHealth Ontario to make health data available to both healthcare providers and citizens.

Aaptiv raises $22M from Amazon, Disney and more for its “Netflix for fitness”, now valued over $200M (TECHCRUNCH)

The funding was led by Millennium Technology Value Partners, with e-commerce investor 14W and Insight Venture Partners also participating.


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

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CAD – Frontlines of Health SOLVE Challenge (read more)


Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.

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