🐦 #49: Show me the money!

Hey friends,

The first six months of 2021 has seen Digital Health spending in the US already surpass the whole of 2020, Boots expands its healthcare offerings with new Online Doctor service, and is it the beginning of the end for our beloved pagers?

News Bites 🥪

💰 First half of 2021 sees record investment in US Digital Health spending, close to $15 billion already invested

🦠 AI diagnostics start-up MediCircle Health introduces rapid POC Covid-19 testing in India, with results available within seconds

🗓️ Somerset NHS Trust partners with task management App Infinity Health in bid to phase out pagers

🖥️ High street chemist Boots launches pay-as-you-go Online Doctor service, to cover a range of non-urgent conditions

🧠 New npj paper highlights potential for machine learning to predict symptoms and outcomes in patients with schizophrenia

… and finally

🤑 Sifted publish average salaries for healthtech execs - second only to fintech paychecks

What to Listen to 🔊

The Healthtech Podcast: Memory Lane Games with CEO Bruce Elliott

In this bonus episode, James is joined by Bruce Elliott, CEO of Memory Lane Games. Memory Lane Games has created an ORCHA approved app that turns memories into games for people living with dementia, Alzheimer's and age-related cognitive decline, with simple-to-play, fun quiz games, featuring popular topics and local nostalgia based on towns and cities..

Digisection - Brian Dolan: AI, mathematics, and the future of technology

Host Dr Oskar Kiwic is joined by Brian Dolan, inventor, mathematician and CEO of Verdant AI…

Opportunities 💰

👨‍💻 NHSX have published a list of updated job opportunities, including senior IG specialist

📖 Bonus: does innovation work better on paper than in practice?

If you can’t get enough of pigeon, we’re spoiling you this week with bonus articles from the world of healthtech we think just might tickle your fancy…

📚 PA Consultant and Wired have partnered to share the lessons we can all learn from technology and innovation within healthcare…

🔎 … whilst innovation expert Noelia Almanza claims internal politics, risk aversion, and shoestring budgets are just some of the factors preventing innovation from really taking off

Innovation in healthcare? Fanciful pipe dream or ground reality? Write to us at pigeon@somx.co.uk to let us know what you think…