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#162 - Planes, Trains and Automated Workflows ✈️
The one-minute healthtech roundup
Happy HETTmas eve*!
This week: Solutions to tackle burnout, how to avoid a bad case of pilotitis, and reasons to be cheerful in healthtech.
News Bites 🥪
💴 Home care company Inbound Health raises $30M and more digital health fundings – The great clinical trial cash splash continues: investors have pumped $8m into Mural’s seed round, the standout raise in this week’s Mobihealthnews round-up.
🧾 The NHS blocking case studies of healthtech is a critical issue - guidance is needed, and what to do about it – Marketing is everything, and you’re never going to get far in marketing yourself to new prospects without case studies. But the NHS has a case study problem, and managing this requires a deft hand. Together Digital’s Liam Cahill joins the podcast this week to tell us more.
🌊 Digital health platform Awell secures $5m investment to automate and streamline care workflows – There’s no hiding it anymore: Paperwork and poor workflows are preventing more people from getting life-saving treatment. Octopus Ventures and high profile angel investors believe Awell has the capabilities to fix clinical workflows…for good reason, as the company’s data shows.
🤖 GE HealthCare gets $44 mln grant to develop AI-assisted ultrasound tech – Hey ultrasound teams! Get ready to start boring your friends about AI the same way radiologists have been for years. The US Healthcare giant’s recent acquisition of Caption Health and a massive grant from the Gates Foundation can surely mean it’s time for ultrasound techs to geek out…
✈️ Copenhagen healthtech startup Corti raises $60M in Series B funding – being a doctor is like flying a plane transatlantically in a commercial 747: you need a co-pilot. If this metaphor feels forced, it’s the best we could do to explain Corti’s massive series B funding injection, which will go to helping doctors... get things done.
📕 ICS digital leaders prioritising Shared Health and Care Records – Fans of integrated care initiatives (of which Pigeon is) will be delighted that shared care records are top of the in-tray** for ICS digital teams. Not only that, but they’re generally optimistic they can achieve much of their digital strategies within 3 years — if money worries, service pressures and skills problems don’t get in the way.
🚅 Is the Federated Data Platform too expensive to cancel? – Is the Federated Data Platform healthcare’s answer to HS-2? Ethical Healthcare Consulting’s Prof Joe McDonald mulls this question in an oped for Digitalhealth.net. In Pigeon’s view the answer is no, if only because the FDP will continue to connect data south of Old Oak Common railway station, something HS-2 can’t currently claim….***
⛽️ Government pumps £10m into faster patient access to medtech – Given that May 2023 feels like it happened at least 10 years ago, Pigeon will forgive readers for needing a reminder about IDAP. The Innovative Devices Access Pathway is an initiative from all the big UK acronyms to bring technologies to patients faster. The pilot phase is kicking off, and targeted support is available to companies that could benefit.
What to listen to 🔊
🐦 Healthtech Pigeon - Planes, trains and automated workflows - Join Huw, Belle and Together Digital’s Liam Cahill as they take a deep dive into the week’s healthtech news and views.
🔊 The Healthtech Podcast #321 The role of technology in adolescent wellbeing with Jo Goodall, co-founder CEO of Luna - James is joined by Jo Goodall, co-founder of Luna, a digital health app dedicated to empowering teenagers and improving physical and mental wellbeing. Jo sheds light on Luna's role in providing a safe space for teens to ask questions, access expert content, and gain a deeper understanding of themselves.
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.
The Healthtech Podcast Live
🕣 9 November
🎓 Director, Centre for Healthtech Innovation, University of Leeds - If you love healthtech and enjoy being in the thick of it, surrounded by academics and researchers as passionate about their work as you are, this sounds like a role you won’t want to miss.
💉 Digital Health Lead - Diabetes, Novo Nordisk - Diabetes is one area where digital health is helping to move treatment and management forward. Novo Nordisk want someone to come and lead their efforts in this space.
🔎 Partnerships Manager, Skin Analytics - Be a key member of the customers success team at Skin Analytics, redefining the skin-cancer diagnosis and treatment pathway using AI.
🤝 Relationship Manager - Midlands, Kooth Digital Health - Kooth build mental health services to support young people, adults and their employers. Join their team and help manage relationships with customers and stakeholders in the midlands.
*Yes, Pigeon will be there. No, we don’t have a stand. We’re flying incognito.
**It’s the NHS, so we’re guessing literal in-trays in this case.
***If you were one of the three readers who understood this joke, you’ll love our upcoming publication, ‘Rail and Road Pigeon’.
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