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Signal 1 launches AI platform at Grand River Hospital as startup aims to create more capacity in Canada’s healthcare system (BETAKIT)
With Toronto-based Signal 1, which launched last year, Poutanen has set his sights on applying the same technology to another regulated industry with sensitive data—healthcare. To do that, the Signal 1 co-founder and CEO teamed up with economist Mara Lederman and health data scientist Muhammad Mamdani, and the company recently launched its first customer site deployment with Kitchener-Waterloo’s Grand River Hospital.
Teladoc Health lays off 300 employees, 6% of its non-clinician workforce (FIERCE HEALTHCARE)
Teladoc Health CEO Jason Gorevic attributed the cutbacks to the elimination of redundant roles born out of mergers and a companywide restructuring aimed at increasing profitability, according to a copy of the email included in a filing (PDF) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Harvest Builders, Headversity, among 15 recipients of $25.5 million PrairiesCan investment for Calgary businesses (BETAKIT)
The investment was made through Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan)’s Jobs and Growth Fund, and is expected to support and create over 800 jobs across Alberta’s innovation economy.
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Exclusive: Lightrock India-Backed MediBuddy Lays Off Around 200 Employees (FIERCE HEALTHCARE)
While the sudden layoffs impacted employees across departments, the tech, product, sales, and operations team saw the maximum sackings.
Speaking with BetaKit, Xero’s chief product officer Anna Curzon explained the challenges of building what she calls a “purposeful platform” for small businesses.
Jawbone was a Silicon Valley darling — most famous for its wireless earpieces — until the startup dramatically folded in 2017 and sold off its assets. As Jawbone was disintegrating, Rahman salvaged the company’s medical device business. The resulting startup, now called All.health, developed wearable monitoring hardware and technology for people with chronic illnesses like diabetes.
BlueDot, which is receiving $3 million of the $14 million contribution, is using the funding to accelerate the adoption of its global epidemic intelligence and threat monitoring platform.
Akili Interactive to cut 30% of its staff (MOBIHEALTHNEWS)
The prescription digital therapeutics company will also put non-ADHD products in development on hold to “conserve capital and focus.”
“The fundamental challenge is how do we maintain the prosperity that we have enjoyed while simultaneously moving into a net-zero world, and in fact, not just surviving, but thriving,” said Executive Director at Alberta Innovates, Bryan Helfenbaum.
Headspace Health joins the employee well-being platform Gympass (FIERCE HEALTHCARE)
Through the “Mind” category on Gympass, Headspace will help members address stress and burnout with over 1,000 hours of premium content including guided meditations along with sleep, focus and movement exercises.
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