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#170 - Building Blocks and Bevvies🍺
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This week: Fax machines (unfortunately) continue to dominate the healthcare industry, equitable access to new innovations and some big bucks for AI-powered cardiovascular investigations…
News Bites 🥪
🔎 UCB’s Incubator Program 2023 – A Look Through Our Innovative Digital Health Startups - Curious about the startups leading the charge in shaping the future of healthcare? Pigeon would spill the beans, but UCB beat us to it. They've just unveiled the final lineup of startups joining their Digital Health Incubator Program for 2023.
💻 RAND Europe and Oxford Uni to evaluate remote monitoring tech - With their DECIDE initiative, RAND Europe and Oxford Uni aren’t just tackling the lack of understanding surrounding remote monitoring, they're also championing equal access to innovations for everyone. Pigeon thinks this is GREAT*.
📲 Smartphones and speakers may be able to detect alcohol intoxication by analysing voice patterns - Pigeon is already paranoid that its phone is always listening - these smartphones are getting a tad too smart for my liking. Is happy hour no longer sacred!?
📠 OECD health report defines digital health as emerging health determinant - This report spotlights digital health as the rising star in healthcare, dedicating an entire chapter to it for the first time. Rightfully so too. It turns out that fax machines - yes those relics - still dominate 75% of global medical fax traffic…
🧱 Software Created from 'Building Blocks' could Incorporate AI, Supporting Medical Staff with Workflow and Disease Management - Directly from the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, we've learned that virtual AI 'building blocks' might hold the key to making hospital wards more efficient. And speaking of blocks, who's up for a game of Jenga? To be clear, that’s not a prediction of an epic collapse at some point btw…
👯 How digital twins may enable personalised health treatment - Scientists are exploring digital twins for personalised health treatment, envisioning a future where virtual models of organs or even entire bodies to help tailor medical approaches. Let’s call it the Mary-Kate and Ashley for healthcare.
💰 Elucid collects $80M for AI-powered mapping of blocked arteries - The cardiovascular imaging company is hellbent on delivering on its mission to chart the insides of blocked arteries through AI-powered exams. And they’ve raised a tidy sum of $80M to do so. Since cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death globally, Pigeon thinks this is a very worthy cause. Not bad Elucid, not bad at all.**
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What to listen to 🔊
🐦 Healthtech Pigeon - Building Blocks and Bevvies🍺- Join Jessica and James as they take a deep dive into the week’s healthtech news and views.
🔊 The Healthtech Podcast #329 Combining LLMs and the microbiome for truly personalised health, with Leo Grady from Jona - James is joined by Leo Grady, the Founder and CEO of Jona, who has been internationally recognised for his work in delivering AI in healthcare for 20 years, and for receiving the first-ever FDA approval for an AI product in pathology.
Transforming Healthcare with AI - Reality versus the Hype
🕣 23 November
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🕣 29 November
📍 Regents Conference Centre, London
FemTech Lab Innovation Showcase
🕣 30 November
📍 Bishopsgate, London
HealthTechX Summit 2024
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Product Manager, Advanced Medical Solutions - Our friends over at Advanced Medical Solutions are delivering just that. Advanced medical solutions. And they need someone to help them manage the full product lifecycle of their Biosurgical range. If that’s your cup of tea, drop them a line!
Partnerships Manager, Suvera - Are you great at managing partnerships? Do you care about keeping patients in good health? If you answered yes to both questions, Suvera just might be the place for you…
Accuracy Checking Technician, HeliosX - Phew, by the job title alone we can tell that this role is for the super smart Pigeon reader. Sounds like you? You know what to do!
Head of Regulatory Affairs, Spirit Health - The Spirit Health team are looking for a regulatory compliance specialist to ensure they meet and exceed global regulatory standards. If you’re a stickler for the rules, this one’s for you.
Director of Innovation, NHS - This one is for the big dogs. Director of Innovation for the entire NHS!? Now that’s a position you'd proudly share with your family during Christmas dinner.
*Not an acronym. Just excited.
**Squarks to regular Pigeon Commentator Liam Cahill for the hot tip
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