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#110: Arms race 💪
The one-minute healthtech roundup. Signed, sealed, delivered by carrier pigeons, I'm nearly at yours.
This week: Google’s health-conscious sibling Verily secures pocket money from the parents, health apps are giving us a stonking headache, and a modern day “David vs Goliath” story or shall we say Hippocrates vs Dr Google.
News Bites 🥪
🚀 Google’s Verily secures $1B to bolster armoury - Tech giants are ramping up for a red hot, healthtech arms race. Who will come out on top?
🤕 Health apps are a headache and how to fix them - All this cooing and aahing about health apps but when it comes down to clinical safety, Dr Tom Micklewright explains how they are an absolute nightmare.
🍏 Redesign Health bags $65M to incubate more tech-enabled healthcare businesses - The NYC-based incubator has built and launched an impressive 40 healthcare startups since 2018. We thought we worked fast - most pigeon eggs hatch after around 18 days of incubation.
⏩ Digital health trends coming in 2023 - Love them or hate them, it’s been a while since we shared a listicle. I’m a simple bird. What are your predictions for 2023?
🤖 Dotplot wins UK Dyson award - A device that helps women self-check their breasts more confidently and track changes at home has won the coveted UK James Dyson Award.
Creating a digital Hippocratic Oath for the 21st century - Doctors have been taking the Hippocratic Oath, a set of ethical rules that govern medical practice, for centuries. However, does the Oath truly reflect the way that medicine is practised in the 21st century? Is “The Great Hippocrates” any match for Dr Google?
What to listen to 🔊
❤️ The Healthtech Podcast: The Story of Healthily - Ask and you shall receive! This week, James talks to serial digital entrepreneur CEO Matteo Berlucchi whose company Healthily featured in last week’s episode. Matteo with 27 years of experience launching and growing consumer platforms shares his wisdom...
🚗 Talking HealthTech: Giving patients what they deserve - If it’s so obvious what patients want and deserve, why are we failing them? Dr Thomas Kelly and his team at Heidi are on an AI-fuelled journey (buckle up, it’s going to be a long one) to deliver the best quality health service that modern medicine can offer.
#110: Arms race 💪 - Yep, it’s this newsletter but as a podcast. Give your nest a spring clean whilst listening to the latest healthtech news. Multi-tasking pigeon unlocked.
Product Manager, Human Factors Engineer, Implementation Lead and more, Deloitte - One of the Big 4 (think Liam Neeson but with a calculator - “I will find you and I will audit you”), Deloitte’s HealthTech Products team is on a mission to become the go-to for clinicians looking to develop healthtech software products. Solve complex challenges and innovate using tech within the safety of a $35bn global business.
FemTech Hub - FemTech accelerator, FemTech Lab, has launched the first physical (one less online meeting, yippee!) innovation hub dedicated to driving the women’s health agenda forwards.
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