H|T: The Healthtech Times – Your health data needs stronger protection

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Carrot Rewards wins global innovation award at World Government Summit (BETAKIT)

Public wellness app Carrot Rewards has been chosen as the global winner of the OECD’s 2019 Edge of Government Award.

Xiaomi-backed oral care startup Soocas snags $30m Series C (DEALSTREETASIA)

China-based oral care startup Soocas has raised a 200 million yuan ($30 million) Series C round led by Vision Knight Capital.

Government announces $3.9 million for Conavi Medical to improve cardio procedures (BETAKIT)

FedDev Ontario has announced a $3.9 million contribution to Conavi Medical Inc., a Toronto-based company developing medical technology.

Teckro scores $25M Series C round to speed up clinical trials (TECHCRUNCH)

Teckro, a software platform that claims to make the conduct of clinical trials more efficient and collaborative, has closed $25 million in Series C funding.

11 Canadian tech companies to watch in 2019 (BETAKIT)

Last year, Lightspeed made the list; this year, the company IPOs. Is your Canadian tech company one to watch in 2019?

Apple strikes deal with VA to provider personal health records to vets (MEDCITYNEWS)

Apple’s partnership with the VA is an effort by the technology giant to push forward on its personal health record initiative with the largest integrated healthcare system in the country.

In healthcare, better data demands better privacy protections (TECHCRUNCH)

What validity can there be to a promise of anonymity in a world of ready re-identification?

Innovation Nation: What Canada’s cutting-edge health tech startups need to get to the next level (FINANCIALPOST)

Canada is a supportive place for fledgling companies, but industry experts question whether the country has the infrastructure and skillset necessary to keep them growing.

J&J acquires surgical robot startup Auris Health for $3.4 billion cash (MEDCITYNEWS)

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is acquiring Silicon Valley surgical robotics company Auris Health for $3.4 billion in cash as it looks to expand its digital surgery business.

Mental health startup Lantern will continue to live through IP licensing deals (TECHCRUNCH)

In addition to licensing its IP to Omada Health, Lantern has licensed its tech to Spring Health, Ginger and two others.

Why investors should care about the mental health of startup founders (ENTREPRENEUR)

It’s paramount to address the startup’s business needs, as well as the work culture and personal well-being of the founders.


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

CAN – The Reimagining Respiratory Protection QuickFire Challenge (read more)

CAN – Virtual Care Experiences Showcase (read more)

EURO – Active and Assistive Living Call Challenge 2019 for ICT-Based Solutions (read more)

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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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