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#144 - St(h)ealth mode 🤿
The one minute healthtech roundup.
Yes, It’s not Sunday, but even a Pigeon’s sense of direction falters every now and then.
This week: the first healthcare LLM arrives, AI tackles racial bias in lung disease*, and how one healthtech responded to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
News Bites 🥪
🫁 AI project aims to strip racial bias from lung disease R&D - A major health inequality challenge takes a beating in a new partnership between University Hospitals Birmingham and Qureight.
⁉️ WHO calls for safe and ethical AI for health - Pigeon doesn’t know. Who does call for safe and ethical AI for health? Maybe read the article. I’m sure the answers are there somewhere. (That was the worst joke we’ve ever published. - Ed.** ).
🥇 Meet the Startup Promising to Deliver the 1st Healthcare-focused Generative AI Model - Is this….true? Surely there are others? We’d try to find out, but if you wanted journalistic rigour, don’t ask a Pigeon.
😯 GOSH and Roche UK partnership using AI to bring personalised healthcare to children - ‘Big Pharma’ teams up with ‘Big Hospital’ to co-develop AI tools for use in children’s healthcare.
☁️ Google Cloud launches A.I.-powered tools to accelerate drug discovery, precision medicine - The use of AI in drug discovery isn’t new, but reducing the length of the drug development cycle by as much as is claimed here could be transformative….(even if Pigeon only included this article because we misread the headline as Pigeon medicine.)
🆕 The new science of the menopause: Could delaying it be better for your health? - This week’s Pigeon pod guest Dr Michelle Griffin explores the science behind delaying menopause. Will Pigeon demand she explain in more detail on the pod? Listen to find out.
📲 Longevity Startup InsideTracker Launches Women’s Healthspan Extension With New Female Biomarker Analysis - Being able to track key biomarkers ensures women can monitor and manage their health. InsiderTracker has now introduced estradiol, progesterone, and TSH into the equation.
✈️ A femtech company found itself in the middle of the Ukraine invasion. Here’s how sticking by their employees massively paid off–and helped advance science for womankind - If you don’t already love Flo Health, you’re not paying attention. We flouted our own ‘healthtech stories only’ rule to bring you this op-ed from their Chief People Officer.
What to listen to 🔊
🐦 The Healthtech Pigeon Podcast - St(h)ealth mode - Join, James, Jessica, Indi and Dr Michelle Griffin as they take a deep-dive into the week’s healthtech stories.
🔊 The Healthtech Podcast #303 When edtech meets healthtech: Bringing lifestyle medicine to light with co-founder Dr Ally Jaffee - In this candid episode, Dr. Ally Jaffee shares her personal journey with depression, anxiety, and the role of antidepressants. They explore how technology can facilitate human interaction, support education, and aid in mental health management.
🔊 The Business of Healthcare Podcast with Tara Humphrey #243 Everyone's voice matters with Jessica Smith - Jessica Smith, Co-Founder of SomX joins host Tara Humphrey to talk all things healthcare marketing, PR and communications.
🔓 Decoding the Future of Women- A meeting place for brilliant minds to learn, get inspired and co-create. Use the code ‘SOMX15’ at checkout for an exclusive discount on your ticket.
🇺🇸 Crossing the Atlantic: a US and UK digital health partnership - SomX has partnered with the ineffable KHP Ventures to answer the question: what does it take for UK healthtechs to crack the US?
🧠 Managing Mental Health with Endometriosis - This Independent Life’s Rebekah Lloyd hosts a panel on how to manage your mental health while living with Endometriosis.
Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2023 - Is it Med-Tech Innovation Expo time already? Feel like it gets earlier every year. Sign up now to hear from countless experts on Med-Tech present and future.
💳 Growth Lead, Oxford Heartbeat - Oxford Heartbeat are using AI to make surgery more precise. Ready to take them to the next level? Get started.
🧑🏫 Healthtech Regulatory Lead, CPI - The CPI keep their fingers on the pulse of everything in healthtech, and regulation has never been more important. Apply to be their regulatory lead now.
📢 Global Marketing manager, Virtual Science AI - Want to help life sciences companies better engage with key audiences including patients? Then help Virtual Science AI get their message across.
🩺 Senior Product Manager, PocDoc - Ready to spearhead the development of exciting new digital in-vitro diagnostic point of care products? This role at PocDoc is for you.
*From next week, we might as well just rebrand as ‘Healthtech PigAIn’
**Hey Ed., that’s not fair. You read the Genie joke last week, right?
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