#113: Healthtech users’ biggest turnoffs 👋
The one-minute healthtech roundup.
This week: Why users stop using health apps, Rock Health’s Q3 funding review and VR renders Plymouth more palatable.
News Bites 🥪
🌁 Virtual wards are failing patients and clinicians - Existing virtual ward solutions don’t go far enough, argue three of healthtech’s brightest startups, and as winter approaches we must bridge the gap.
💰 Q3 2022 digital health funding: The market isn’t the same as it was - Rock Health here, one step away from wearing a sandwich board proclaiming “The End is Nigh” whilst standing on Oxford Street. Stuff were better back in my day*
🏎 Why healthcare organisations should adopt modern data platforms - What a wild headline. Like if Carl Benz had penned an article in 1886 with the headline “Why cars should adopt wheels”. See also: “Why firemen should adopt water”. “Why Pigeon should adopt a new joke structure”.
🥽 University Hospitals Plymouth introduces virtual reality for new emergency centre - Pigeon recently spent time in Plymouth, and the experience would have been vastly improved with the use of virtual reality.
🌉 How to prevent PIFU from making health inequalities worse - The 22/23 national targets have asked trusts to expand PIFU across all outpatient specialities, but will this lead to greater health inequality?
🧘 Barking, Havering and Redbridge launch world’s first digital surgery clinic - One-third of operations are cancelled due to patients not being prepared. The east London trust will use Sapien’s platform to help patients prepare for surgery and boost their recovery after an operation.
🛑 What makes users stop using their mobile health apps? - A paper in Nature has identified the five key factors in user drop-off for health apps. They’re not what you think.
💣 Big month for Biotech - Only blockchain raised more than Biotech in September, sticking two fingers up to all the ne'er-do-wells who say the market is in decline. Yeah, ne’er-do-wells. How often do well? Ne’er.
What to listen to 🔊
☝🏼 This Pigeon edition - in a podcast!
\⼮ #275 The Story of Adam Hunter, Chief Commercial Officer at Phlo Pharmacy - This week, James is joined by Adam Hunter, Chief Commercial Officer at Phlo Pharmacy, a digital pharmacy using cutting-edge software to deliver same-day NHS prescriptions.
🧾 Hinge Health CEO exhorts all healthtech firms to validate, publish results - CEO of Hinge Health, Dan Perez, says companies need to validate their results in order to move the industry forward. Great listen.
🤝 Building a healthtech compliance culture - Free webinar with the fantastic Acorn Compliance team on embedding a culture of compliance into your organisation, what DTAC is, and why it's important for you. Yes, you.
⭐️ Intern - Account Executive, SomX - Ever wondered what it’s like working with an actual pigeon? Ever wanted to casually drop into conversation that you’re cohosting events with some of the biggest companies in the world? Really good at memes? Come join us.
👾 Business Developer - US Market, Nabla - For a company that sounds like a Pokémon**, French startup Nabla has been making waves with their scalable patient relationship tech in recent months. Want to help them crack the US market? Candidate used ‘Apply’. It’s super effective.
🌍 Healthtech Hub Africa Healthtech Challenge - The Novartis Foundation-founded hub is launching its second pan-African health tech accelerator.
*Pigeon hasn’t started reading The Daily Mail, don’t worry.
**Whipping out the ol’ accent aigu so you know we’re still classy.