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#152 - EUREKA! 🤯
The one minute healthtech roundup.
This week: Healthtech funding continues to decline, a new community is born, and give the people what they want! (spoiler: it’s digital health.)
News Bites 🥪
🤯 Eureka Health Raises $7M in Funding - Everyone wants to be part of a community, right? Eureka Health’s has emerged from stealth with thousands of Long Covid Sufferers sharing their experiences of different treatments, and will move into other disease areas soon.
📲 Majority of public want digital health apps to be used in NHS - You love digital health. We love digital health. Now we have the proof: the general public loves digital health too. Although if this ORCHA survey is anything to go by, maybe check the label before use?
🕵️ Anonymizing Patient Data: Why, How, and What Healthcare Leaders Need to Know - Pigeon thinks taking privacy seriously is cool, but do you know what best practice looks like when handling patient data? Friend of Pigeon and FITFILE CEO Philip Russmeyer outlines the principles of data anonymisation in healthcare.
📺 Telehealth should not be considered a one-size-fits-all-diseases solution: study - Telehealth is great, but we shouldn’t be using it for everything, says a new study. Rather, disease areas with a high-virtualisation potential are the best fit. Does this mean we’re going to have to wear more headsets?
🛼 Slow roll out and a lack of direction hindering digital health services - Breaking news from Cardiff, where a Senedd Comittee has criticised the rollout of digital health services, saying despite high costs, patients aren’t seeing the full benefit.
🌴 The law of the jungle rules health tech - Pigeon’s trying to look past the headline and focus on what the trends (courtesy of the Rock Health team) are telling us. We’ve still got our hopes set on the decline in healthtech spending being the old ‘normalisation to post-pandemic levels’ chestnut, rather than part of a larger decline.
❓ What Types of AI Are Being Used in Healthcare? - have you been trying to find a nice simple rundown of everywhere AI is being used in healthcare and what type of AI is useful for what? The lovely folks at Healthtech Magazine have got you covered.
🧠 AI In Mental Health: Opportunities And Challenges In Developing Intelligent Digital Therapies - There is an opportunity for AI in mental healthcare, but it’s not plain sailing for deploying the technology for use in new treatments. Bernard Marr takes a deep dive into the key considerations around AI.
What to listen to 🔊
🐦 Healthtech Pigeon - EUREKA! - Join Huw, Jess and Aoife Fordham, National Director’s Medical Fellow at NHS England, as they take a deep dive into the week’s healthtech news and views.
🔊 The Healthtech Podcast #311 Augmented reality, AI & paediatrics, with Dom Raban- James is joined by Dom Raban, co-founder and CEO of Xploro, a digital therapeutics platform that uses augmented reality, artificial intelligence and games to reduce anxiety for young patients going to hospital.
🔊 Mind the Gap Podcast EP001 Laying Foundations: the Road Towards Health Equity - a brand new podcast in which host Malone Mukwende passionately unveils his ambitious vision for empowering black and brown health. You’re going to want to hit subscribe on this one.
MedFIT - Fostering Innovation in Medtech -
🕣 October 10, 8.30am-6.15pm
📍 Strasbourg Convention Centre, France
💈 Workshop: Essential Public Health Functions, UK Primary care, NHSE & WHO -Senior Practice Nurse or Physician Associate working in primary care? Get involved in this workshop to identify essential public health functions (EPHFs) delivered by the UK primary care workforce and the skills required to deliver them.
💉 Digital Healthcare Innovation Lead, UCB - Pharma Co UCB is looking for someone to lead its UK work to design develop and build their digital heath platforms. If this sounds like you, go for it.
🏥 Head of Community Nursing, Ally Health - Ally Health is on a mission to make accessing clinical care in the community as easy as possible. They’re looking for someone to oversee their clinical teams and ensure their service is the best possible quality.
📰 PR Media Account Manager - Health | Life Sciences, SomX - You’ll forgive the shameless plug for our own job. If you’ve got experience securing top-tier media coverage for life-sci, healthcare and healthtech companies and you want to come join a team so fun their newsletter is written by a pigeon, we’re probably the only team that matches that criteria. Get in touch.
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