#141 - E.T.'s chronic condition 👽
The one minute healthtech roundup.
This week: Why EPRs ≠ IT projects, a new home for unicorns, and Pigeon tries to take a break from AI chat.
News Bites 🥪
🏴 Wales unveils national simulation-based education strategy - One VR training solution is a story, two is a coincidence, three is a strategy. Virtual reality appears to have found its natural home in healthcare, and that’s no bad thing.
🛸 BT launches ‘virtual ward’ tech to take pressure off NHS frontline - For those readers who remember BT’s 90s TV advertising, the telco’s partnership with virtual care pioneer Feebris is all because E.T. is managing a chronic condition and now requires constant monitoring by clinicians.
🤷 Founders Forum Group acquires Tech Nation - A competition for Government funding between Barclay’s Eagle Labs and Britain’s tech champion left the latter on the ropes. Now FF group has added the unicorn factory to its roster so it can… well, we’ll find out eventually.
🥀 NHS should never treat EPRs as IT projects says Oracle Cerner UK VP - Distie Profit (yep) says that NHS IT projects lead to the same-old processes, done the same old way. That and there’s no money for IT projects…
🤖 Amazon & 3M Will Use Generative AI To Ease Documentation For Healthcare Providers - Pigeon has been binging on stories about big tech companies using healthcare in AI, and has agreed to go to AI rehab…..but not before sharing just one more story.
🏴 NHS staff in Scotland say technology key to future healthcare - Next stop, Scotland, where healthcare staff think technology may be a game changer (Welcome to the club, people - we have uniforms!). Top of their list by impact: big data, remote monitoring, clinical applications, and a working vending machine in the lobby.
🛑 (£) European healthtechs chasing US expansion face fierce competition and a funding crunch - Pigeon’s attempts to break America are put on indefinite hold as Sifted’s Kai Nicol-Schwarz and Mimi Billing tell us that we’ve probably got a bit more work to do on our go-to-market strategy.
❤️ World’s first predictive AI for direct care of patients with COPD deployed in UK hospital - Cardio Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) is no joke, and disproportionately affects deprived populations. Lenus Health has partnered with a Scottish Trust to take it on through data and tech.
🚔 Vice Ventures Closes a $25M Fund to Invest in Good Companies in “Bad Industries” - What’s a ‘bad industry’, you ask? If you’ve got visions of a VC that watched a full season of Miami Vice thinking ‘I need to invest in ALL of that’….well, you’re not far off.
What to listen to 🔊
🐦 E.T.’s chronic condition - Join James, Jessica, Huw and Digital Health advisor Junaid Hussain as they take a deep-dive into the week’s healthtech stories.
🔊 #300 Building a Strong Community: Lessons with Musty from Big Picture Medicine - 300 episodes of The Healthtech Podcast? What better way to celebrate than with Dr Mustafa Sultan (Musty), Host of the Big Picture Medicine podcast. Musty and James discuss the challenges of content creation and how to maintain enthusiasm for a long-term project - the importance of enjoying the content, creating a community, and serving the audience.
🗣️ SomX Healthtech Talks with Google Cloud - We’re back baby! This Wednesday night, we’re reading the scans to discuss AI in medical imaging with Huma and Oxford Heartbeat.
✅ Use AI or Stay Behind? Dos and Dont’s for AI in Women’s HealthTech - Got an hour on Tuesday? head to Femtech Lab’s webinar for early stage founders that are considering of implementing AI in women’s health, with speakers from Evolwe AI, Nabla, Skin Analytics and Syntacog.
🌎 Med-Tech World London Meetup - The Med-Tech World team bring all the fun and insights of their annual Malta event to Google’s London HQ. Please can they bring the weather with them too?
🦸♂️ Senior Product Manager, Numan - Here’s 2 great reasons to work at Numan: a) they’re doing transformative work in men’s health. b) You’ll get to work with pigeon friend and one-time podcast guest Sam Shah. If (a) doesn’t convince you, then (b) really should.
#⃣ Operations Manager, Peppy - Peppy’s hiring spree continues, and Pigeon couldn’t think of a cooler mission to be a part of. Apply now.
⌨️ Social Media Manager, Lottie - Lottie plan to make a big impact in the eldercare space and need a social media manager to take the reins on their social media channels. Know your Facebook from your Twitter? Get going.
👑 Chief Executive, the King’s Fund - There are few roles in which you could have a truly influential role over UK healthcare policy, planning and delivery. This is one of them. If you’ve got the skills and experience to lead the country’s oldest and most prestigious healthcare think tank, don’t miss this opportunity.
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