June 23, 2020
Canada is the latest in a long line of countries looking toward contact tracing apps. Two of its tech giants, BlackBerry and Shopify, are joining forces to work with provincial and federal governments on the tools, according to a Reuters report.
The new tech, which employs Bluetooth technology, is expected to launch in July in Ottawa. Dubbed COVID Alert, its users can tell the system if they...
September 20, 2019
Canadian telemedicine company Maple has landed a cool $14.5 million CAD ($10.9 million USD) in a new funding round. German VC firm Acton Capital led the round, with participation from SE Health.
This news comes less than two years after the company closed a $4 million Series A funding round, which at the time the company said would be used for growth and expansion.
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May 13, 2019
The Ontario Telemedicine Network, a nonprofit telemedicine company that provides telemedicine services to the provincial government of Ontario, has laid off 44 of its 265 employees in the wake of apparent cuts to government spending with the organization, the CBC reports.
The layoffs are notable, the CBC said, both because Premier Doug Ford previously promised that funding cuts would not lead to...
July 24, 2018
Canadian digital employee health benefits company League has just landed a whopping $47.5 million ($62 million Canadian dollars) in a Series B funding round led by Telus Ventures with participation from Wittington Ventures, Omers, Infinite Potential Group, RBC Ventures, Real Ventures, and BDC Ventures.
League pitches itself as a platform that makes benefits easier to navigate and is “consumer...
January 3, 2018
This year the Canadian government will start using artificial intelligence to help track social media posts that could indicate someone is at risk of suicide, according to a contract.
The Canadian government recently signed a contract with Ottawa-based AI firm Advanced Symbolics to monitor social media posts for suicidal behavior.
In the first phase of the partnership, Advanced Symbolics will...
July 12, 2016
They may want it, but, for one reason or another, they aren’t using it. While nearly 90 percent of Canadians said in a recent survey that they want digital health technologies – believing it leads to better healthcare – only a small percentage are actually taking advantage of tools, according to a recent survey of over a thousand Canadians.
The survey of 1,009 adults, which was conducted by...
March 12, 2014
PatientSafe Solutions, maker of mobile hospital workflow system PatientTouch, has secured a $3 million strategic investment and resale agreement from Telus Health, the healthcare arm of Canadian mobile operator Telus.
“This investment and exclusive reseller agreement is the latest validation of PatientSafe’s approach to supporting the future of healthcare on a global scale,” Joseph Condurso,...
February 19, 2013
Corrine McIsaac, president and CEO, Health Outcomes Worldwide; Nova Scotia Deputy Premier Frank Corbett (Photo Credit: Vaughan Merchant)
Canadian company Health Outcomes Worldwide, which uses mobile tools and record-keeping to promote healthcare best practices, has received a $1.5 million investment from the provincial government of Nova Scotia, bringing the company's total public funding to $2....
October 16, 2009
"Soap it off or eat it later," read one rather to-the-point reminder for men to wash their hands in the bathroom. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine set-up wireless sensors in highway service station restroom to determine how best to encourage patrons to wash their hands after using the facilities: "Absent such reminders, the study found, only 65 percent of women...