#129: The Jargon Carousel 🎠
The one minute healthtech roundup.
This week: Pregnancy startups to watch, gatekeeping with Apple and Google, and Guys and St Tommies gets hot under the collar.
News bites 🥪
👶 10 European pregnancy startups to watch - From connecting to midwives to postpartum care, these founders are building for mums-to-be.
📱 Can Apple and Google continue as health app gatekeepers as well as distributors and developers? - Since May 2021, Apple and Google have had to ensure that apps on their stores are compliant with medical devices regulation and to inform authorities of serious incidents arising from their use. But are they?*
💸 GoodRx fined for unauthorised sharing of health data - Sharing is caring, and now GoodRx get to share $1.5m of their money with the US Federal Trade Commission.
🔥 GSST publishes review of IT critical incident - TLDR: Everything that could go wrong, went wrong. Still TLDR: it was too hot.
🏥 Smart hospitals are the key to unlocking the next era of healthcare - The jargon carousel spins once again, ‘Virtual Wards’ are out, 2018’s golden child ‘Smart Hospitals’ are back. Welcome back Smart Hospitals. See you again in 2026, Virtual Wards.
🧑💻 Healistic launch represents “£100bn+ market opportunity” - £1m raise for app that offers thousands of healthcare products, delivered to the customer’s doorstep in under 45 minutes.
⟷ Supporting recovery from Long COVID - Interesting report from Pogo on how digital care pathways can support Long COVID recovery.
Spotify’s Daniel Ek finally unveils new body scanning startup - After initial whispers back in November that something was afoot, the details of Spotify founder’s new healthtech venture have finally been confirmed.
What to listen to 🔊
🎧 #289 Foresight, fertility and finance with healthtech entrepreneur Kayleigh Hartigan - In this episode, James dives into the story of female health entrepreneur Kayleigh Hartigan. From her background in the public sector and private equity, Kayleigh has charted a unique and diverse path to entrepreneurship
🐦 The Jargon Carousel - Hear from Jessica, James and Hollie from the SomX team, along with this week’s special guest on the Healthtech Pigeon Podcast, Dr Hugh Harvey, Managing Director of Hardian Health.
🌉 Webinar: Bridging the siloes in healthcare data - Dr Kamal Patel from St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust joins FITFILE’s Dr Gurpreet Singh and Dr Petros Kotsidis to explain how safer, faster, better health data has transformed how he supports people living with IBD.
👩⚖️ National Sales Manager, Klinik - Klinik are tackling some of primary care’s biggest challenges head-on. Get your head involved.
🐎 HealthTech Innovation Lead, Blenheim Chalcot - Blenheim Chalcot is either a horse I’ve lost money on or the family seat of someone with a triple-barrelled surname. Or a VC looking for a new lead. You decide.
🗓 Senior Business Development Manager, Rotamaster - Rotamaster are looking for an ‘ear to the ground’ – attending conferences, keeping pace with market changes and being aware of their competitors. Not a literal ear to the ground then, which would presumably be some kind of yoga teaching position.
*Rumours abound that one of the authors of this paper, Dr Hugh Harvey, is on this week’s Healthtech Pigeon Podcast…
Love this issue! Thanks for sharing!