#172 - If at first you don't succeed...
The one-minute healthtech roundup
This week: Welcome to the death zone, who cares about biomarkers (we do), and what do we need to know about AI?
News Bites 🥪
☠️ Into The Death Zone? What Digital Health Can Learn From Epic’s $3.8B Revenue – Starting a new digital health company? Are you mad? Has the thought of navigating something called ‘The Death Zone’ not put you off? If not, here’s some tips you can glean from the experience of a 30 year old mega-corp.
🧬.Why Consumers Should Care About Biomarkers — And How Technology Developers and Manufacturers Can Bridge the Gap – Biomarkers matter. Well, some of them do. Which ones isn’t 100% clear, but they’re going to be at the top of the priority list for developers trying to cement their place in the consumer health market.
🔮 AI’s predictive power could save breast cancer patients from unnecessary chemotherapy treatment – If we knew what the direction a patient’s cancer was going to progress, how would it change the treatment we offered? Thanks to a new study using AI to analyse 26 properties of breast tissue, we may soon have an answer….
👍 Exploring public attitudes towards the use of digital health technologies and data – Pigeon does wish the general public would kindly make its mind up about the use of technology in health. That said, there’s some super positive news about public support for digital health and the perception of its impact on care….
🚘 AI is driving VC growth in challenging digital health market environment – If it’s harder to go out and raise, does that mean new companies entering the market are more innovative? The Pigeon refrain is that healthcare continues to be a patient (no, the other meaning of the word) person’s game, so we may be a while away from finding out.
❓Clue and ŌURA to integrate for insight into female health – Love the data from one of your health apps/wearables and wish it paired with another? Then put your wings together, as Clue and OURA bring temperature trends into the context of other metrics collected during the menstrual cycle. Other integrations are on the way, as the teams also look to collaborate on the use of data for research.
Exploring a Framework for Pediatric Data Use in Health AI Research – When it comes to the use of research to train AI, children are, perhaps surprisingly, under-represented in the data. But as with all such challenges, the fix isn’t simple. A new framework to support the use of data is aiming to solve that problem.
♦️ Amazon (AMZN) Bets on One Medical After Past Health-Care Initiatives Sputter – In the same way that Pigeon is heavily invested in sliced bread after having invested a small fortune in stockpiling it during the pandemic*Amazon has had a similar experience with healthcare acquisitions. Our bread went mouldy. We sincerely hope Amazon’s companies do not.
Corr….Look at the state of that…. 📖
⚛️ Atomico publish the annual State of European Tech report - The annual big cheese report looking at the growth of Europe’s startup ecosystem is here, and there’s some big assertions on our need to get more comfortable with risk. There’s also some bright spots, with health one of the top two verticals for new joiners over the past year. That’s just the first page though, so make sure to enjoy the rest over the weekend.
WHO’s up for getting involved?* 🙌
🎥 Content creator? Interested in getting involved in a month long World Health Organisation campaign designed to raise awareness of the negative impacts of alcohol with Youtube Health? Join this session to find out more.
What to listen to 🔊
🐦 Healthtech Pigeon - If at first you don’t succeed… - Jessica, James and Huw (accompanied by the dog chorus and some creepy heavy breathing) take a deep dive into the week’s healthtech news and views.
🔊The Healthtech Podcast #331 Gender stereotypes and leadership: rejecting the pressure to conform with Sasha Tory from Ally Health - This week, we revisit episode 302, where James and Sasha covered some of challenges women encounter in business, unpacking issues such as gender stereotypes in leadership roles and the pressure to conform to masculine traits, as well as highlighting the unique benefits women bring to the table.
HealthTechX Summit 2024
🕣 28 February - Use HTX24SMITH for 30% off your ticket
📍 The Hurlingham Club, London
👩💻 Programme Manager: Industry Partnerships (Health Faculties), King’s College London - Got a track record of bringing industry and academic together to support innovation in the life sciences? This role may be perfect for you, and you for it.
🥕 Global Healthcare Operations Lead - EMEA (UK Based), Carrot Fertility - What’s up, ops people? (Forgive the Bugs Bunny reference). If you’re keen to support a leading fertility provider as it continues to grow, apply now!
🌎 Senior Research Manager (Global Health), NIHR (National Institute for Health and Care Research) - How do we fund global health research? Well, if you’re interested in finding out, there’s a hugely exciting job going right here. Piqued your interest, have we?
*Sorry, it wasn’t funny the first time and it’s not funny now. We’re not going to stop.
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