#119: $7 short of an $8 blue tick
The one-minute healthtech roundup.
This week: Men’s health on the map, Twitter costs pharma $15bn, and Apple goes full Flava Flav.
News Bites 🥪
💪 The digital future of men's health - Go back 10 years and men’s health was a magazine about gym supplements and the best shirts to show off your pecs. Now it’s increasingly being recognised as a priority.
🍏How Apple is empowering people with their health information - Apple press release on new report by Apple on how Apple is doing good things with data. In unrelated news, Pigeon’s written its own white paper on how Pigeons are the sexiest and smartest of all winged beasts.
🥼 Amazon’s leaked ‘clinic’ would connect patients to telemedicine - As the company prepares to shut down Amazon Care at the end of the year, a video describes a new healthcare offering. Yes, this Amazon.
💰NHS forking out £2,500 a shift to agency nurses to stop staffing crisis - The NHS spends 4bn a year on agency. In Daily Mirror maths that’s 119,817 nurse salaries. Here's three solutions.
💬 Twitter changes cost big pharma $15bn - Nobody could possibly have predicted that making verification a purchasable product rather than an endorsement of authenticity could go badly wrong.
5️⃣ Five Lives raise €3.8m - Dementia and Alzheimer’s prevention app with phenomenal team raises to grow user base and provide clinical validation.
☣️ Biotechnology is creating ethical worries—and we’ve been here before - An article that raises more questions than it answers. Interesting rundown from Arstechnica, a publication Pigeon struggles to say without smirking.
What to listen to 🔊
🕵️ $7 short of an $8 blue tick - Join Henry, Indi from the SomX team and special guest Rachel Murphy on this week’s Healthtech Pigeon podcast.
🎸 Health tech, What3Words, AI in orthopaedics, and Interpol's Metaverse - That’s International Criminal Police Organization Interpol, not 00’s indie cult heroes Interpol, who allegedly have very little interest in healthtech.
🎤 GIANT Health 6th - 7th Dec - Rumour has it that if you message any of the Healthtech Pigeon crew, they can get you into GIANT for free. With a ticket that is. We’re not advocating breaking and entering. Not after last time.
🧑💻 Technology Lead, Okko Health - Okko health are going places. Namely Germany for now. Want to go places (Germany) with them.
🎬 Product Director, Accurx - Company renowned for its class-leading products wants product director. Is it weird to say ‘phwoar’ about a job post?
👵 Senior Embedded Electronics Engineer, Entia - A responsible editor would read the job post, not just the title. I am a pigeon though, so I must assume that this is a role that involves creating bionic seniors. Nan-o bots, if you will.
🧠 Technical Product Owner, Myndspan - Working alongside the CSO to ensure the outputs presented in the client report meet the needs of Myndspan’s clients.