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#153 - And Our Survey Says... 📣
The one minute healthtech roundup.
This week: Finding the diamonds in the healthtech rough, the NHS is immature, and why you’re almost certainly happy to share your healthcare data (says who?!)
News Bites 🥪
🌱 Revealed: First ICS digital maturity ratings - Spoiler: None of England’s 42 Integrated Care Systems have a digital maturity rating above 3.1 out of 5. Consider Pigeon disappointed, but not remotely surprised.
📋 With a $50M springboard, a new initiative plans to evaluate digital health tools - As much as we love digital health, we’ve all seen apps and solutions that, to be honest, are just a bit….terrible*. The Peterson Health Technology Institute has launched to sort the good from the bad in US healthtech.
🔬 Causaly raises $60m Series B to give scientists instant access to 'all of biology' - Love science, hate reading? (don’t deny it, you’re reading this newsletter for a reason). But if your job demands that you read the latest papers to support research into new drugs, then investors seem confident that Causaly may be your new best (artificially intelligent) friend.
💽 Boston Consulting Group research reveals importance of healthcare data - A BCG’s Centre for Growth report found that ‘90% of people are willing to share their data with the NHS’. Pigeon wonders why he’s never been surveyed for one of these things….and why, if everyone’s so happy about data sharing, the first recommendation is a public engagement campaign to generate support…?
💬 This AI chatbot has helped doctors treat 3 million people–and may be coming to a hospital near you - An AI chatbot for medical and diagnostic use is making a play to scale in US healthcare - it’s latest partnership: LA’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre. Forbes looks at the benefits, concerns, barriers and collaboration that’s making it all possible.
🚀 These are the 16 most promising healthcare startups of 2023, according to top VCs - Adonis…Octave….Thread…No, these aren’t new deodorant brands. With nearly $1bn in funding raised between them, these are the investor-approved startups transforming healthcare. (Seriously though, if the technology behind US healthtech RightMove ever hits the UK, it’ll have to change it’s name, or estate agents may get confused.)
🌁 Bridging the communication divide and tackling health inequality - Addressing the communication gap in healthcare could go a long way toward closing structural inequalities and preventing potential tragedy. CardMedic have been making waves since they were founded during the pandemic, and Pigeon highly recommends this deep-dive into the problems they’re solving.
🩸 Intel Capital, Khosla lead $27M investment into SiPhox Health’s at-home blood-testing tech - Big raises for blood testing technology? Where have we heard that one before? SiPhox is aiming to use the same technology that enabled modern internet connectivity to transform at-home blood tests, and make the treatment of chronic diseases more accessible.
Meanwhile, in accelerator-land…🏎️
👨🏫 Vantage: Apply for our Healthtech Accelerator - Vantage, the Accelerator people who help founders access investment, have launched their latest accelerator specifically for healthtech companies. Apply now.
👨🏫 Meet the New Health-Tech Companies Joining the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator - The next cohort of the US’s premier digital accelerator has been announced, and the list is a banger: Acorai (Heart Failure Management), 52North (more accurate diagnosis of Neutropenic Sepsis) and Machine Medicine (motor-functioning assessment).
What to listen to 🔊
🐦 Healthtech Pigeon - And Our Survey Says… - Join Huw, Belle and Hollie as they take a deep dive into the week’s healthtech news and views.
🔊 The Healthtech Podcast #312 Redefining medical record ownership with Mohammad Al-Ubaydli - James is joined by Dr. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli founder and CEO of Patients Know Best – a UK-based provider of patient-controlled medical records. Mohammad trained as a physician at the University of Cambridge and worked as a staff scientist at the National Institute of Health.
Connected x Google: Becoming Investor Ready - Google
🕣 July 27, 6.00-9.00pm
📍 Google Central Saint Giles
Health Features Launch Event - Youtube Health
🕣 September 7, 2.00-10.00pm
📍 YouTube UK HQ, 6 Pancras Square London
Hardian Health Tech Summit - Hardian Health
🕣 September 21
MedFIT - Fostering Innovation in Medtech
🕣 October 10, 8.30am-6.15pm
📍 Strasbourg Convention Centre, France
MedTech World Summit
🕣 19-20 October
📍 Valletta, Malta
Use the code ‘FlyingtoMedTechMalta’ for 25% off your ticket.
🌏 Global Digital Health Customer Support Lead, Novo Nordisk - Ready to build partnerships between Novo Nordisk and its partners in the digital health community? Apply now
📝 Senior Editor, The Lancet Digital Health - the digital health division of one of the most respected medical journals needs a senior editor. Easily one of the most exciting roles out there at a high profile publication.
👨💻 Director/Manager - Digital Therapeutics, Pharmanovia - Think you know your stuff about digital therapeutics and navigating highly regulated digital healthcare spaces? This role at Pharmanovia could be for you.
Digital Transformation Lead/PCN Manager, Whitewater Loddon Primary Care Network - If you’re working in primary care, it probably hasn’t escaped you that it’s facing some challenges. If you think you’ve got the skills to lead digital transformation at the practice level, you could be perfect for this role.
📲 Programme Manager, Medtech & Digital Health - National Institute for Health and Care Research - Help drive medtech and digital health projects at the NIHR.
*Just wanted to take this opportunity to pitch ‘Dove Medical’, our new pigeon-centric health platform that uses a proprietary algorithm to bring that lustre back to your feathers AND your mind. It’s a highly credible team (we’ve been pretending to be pigeons three years) with huge growth potential (have you seen been to Trafalgar Square lately? Pigeons galore!), so we’re ideally looking for $75m at a $4bn valuation.
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