#63: A Superb Owl

The 1 minute healthtech roundup. A pigeon could deliver it. A reasonably well-informed pigeon.

Hey friends, 

This week: Is Google doing a strategy 180? What is the difference between a superb owl and a Super Bowl? And are we a-OK with AI? Find out below. Let’s pigeon.

News Bites 🥪

🕵️‍♀️ Google's health chief lays out the company's next steps - Google Health quietly disbanded in August, but it’s far from the end for the tech giants involvement in healthcare, says Chief Health Officer Dr. Karen DeSalvo

💸 Form Ventures closes £30M Fund II aimed at startups tackling regulated areas like health tech - British VC firm Form Ventures has launched a new £30m fund, exclusive to regulated industries like healthtech.

🧩 Start-up secures £700k funding for dementia-friendly app - Following a funding round of £285,000 in 2020, Isle of Man-based healthtech start-up, Memory Lane Games, has secured £700,000 to improve quality of life for carers and people living with dementia.

🏈 Two Time Super Bowl Winner Torrey Smith joins mental health startup Rose Health - With athletes mental health in the spotlight more than ever before, the ever erudite Torrey Smith talks to StartUp Health about why he’s joined Rose Health and why their mission is so important. Pigeon is happy to see superb owls getting the airtime they deserve. #teambird

🤖 What do doctors think about AI technologies in healthcare, especially from ethical perspectives? - While there is great promise in the implementation of AI technologies in healthcare, it also raises important ethical issues. Interesting perspectives from The US, Netherlands, & Portugal in this paper from Delft University of Technology.

What to Listen to 🔊

💺 #240 The Story of Alan with CEO Jean-Charles Samuelian-Werve

This week James is joined by Jean-Charles Samuelian-Werve, the co-founder & CEO of Alan, the healthcare super-app offering personalised access to a health insurance coverage bundled with innovative healthcare services.

📍Digital Health Unplugged: An Epic national tale

The Digital Health news team discuss what a national EPR deal with Epic look like, and what implications would that have for the NHS?

Opportunities 💰

🏠 Cera, the digital-first healthcare-at-home company delivering care, nursing, telehealth and repeat prescription services in people’s homes via technology that has raised over £75m in the last 2 years is looking for a Strategy Director.

📞 Paid Opportunity at Wellthy Therapeutics - Do you recruit patients to patient support programmes (PSPs)? Wellthy Therapeutics are looking to have short 20 minute calls with healthcare professionals working in chronic diseases and PSPs.

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