H|T: The Healthtech Times – Watson Health up for sale…again

Plus: Amazon's One Medical deal moves forward.

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Vector Health Labs acquires AI-driven mental health tech startup Get A-Head (BETAKIT)

According to Get A-Head, its integration into Vector Health will enable the latter to expand its offerings from telehealth and non-invasive lab testing to also include mental health support. The acquisition closed in late August this year.

GE HealthCare jumps in volatile trading debut after spinoff (BNN BLOOMBERG)

Shares of GE HealthCare Technologies Inc. rose 8% to $60.49 Wednesday in New York, their first day of active trading on the Nasdaq. GE gained 5.9%, the most in three months.

Oregon health agency approves Amazon, One Medical acquisition, moving $3.9B deal one step forward (FIERCE HEALTHCARE)

Amazon has now cleared one potential regulatory hurdle in its billion-dollar bid to grow its reach in healthcare. The acquisition is still subject to regulatory approval. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating the proposed deal.


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Carbon Health announces another round of layoffs, plans to shutter RPM, chronic care programs (FIERCE HEALTHCARE)

About six months after cutting 8% of its global workforce, hybrid primary care company Carbon Health announced on Friday another round of layoffs and corporate restructuring efforts.

The Failed Promise of Online Mental-Health Treatment (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL)

Clients of digital mental health companies described to The Wall Street Journal how they were badly matched or encountered unprofessional therapists. Some, like Caleb Hill, also told of being gay and being assigned to therapists who were unsympathetic.

Golden Ventures’ Matt Golden has advice for startups fundraising in a down market (BETAKIT)

Investors who have recently raised enormous funds over the last two years still need to disburse that capital. According to Matt Golden, founder and managing partner of Golden Ventures, what changes are the variables that matter to investors.

Scoop: IBM tries to sell Watson Health again (AXIOS)

IBM has resurrected its sale process for IBM Watson Health, with hopes of fetching more than $1 billion, people familiar with the situation tell Axios.

Instacart founder Mehta sued for creating ‘Copycat’ startup (BNN BLOOMBERG)

Hello Logistics Inc., which operates under the name NextMed, sued Mehta, his business partner Tejasvi Singh, and their company Cloud Health Systems over allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement and other claims. Both companies run websites promoting weight loss.

World Health Organization, Canadian startup Firstline team up to combat global health threat of antibiotic resistance (BETAKIT)

The WHO declared AMR as one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity, and claimed it can be made worse by the over-prescription of unnecessary antibiotics.

Apple Watch hit with import ban, but ruling remains suspended as AliveCor patent battle plays out (STAT NEWS)

In the latest twist in a battle between Apple and medical device company AliveCor, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a ban preventing Apple from importing all watches that use the hotly contested heart monitoring technology, but said the enforcement of that order will be suspended until appeals over the patents in question have played out.

Conversations with Alexa: How robots are helping Canada’s aging population connect (GLOBAL NEWS)

The tenant of Ottawa’s Bruyère Village has a busy social calendar that fills up quickly between dinners with her family and neighbours in the senior living community.

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Michael Edgar

Michael Edgar

Michael is a multimedia journalist working out of the U.K. and a staff writer for BetaKit.

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