#67 - Cockney Capital

Healthcare news so simple a pigeon could read it. An absurdly erudite pigeon.

Hey friends, 

This week: Is usable software better than unusable software? (Yes) Should healthcare be ignoring all those lovely data sets? (No). Who loves London more, pigeons or investors? (It depends). And please don’t ask about our “happy thing”. (I wasn’t going to).

News Bites 🥪

🇬🇧 London becomes top hub for healthtech, investments increase to $1B - Things that love London, an in-exhaustive list from Pigeon: Healthcare investors, tourists, pigeons.

Healthtech company Oneview raises €12.9m via placement - Dublin based patient tech firm has issued 74,074,074 CDIs to secure the funding in two tranches. 74,074,074 is one of the most pleasing numbers Pigeon has seen in some time.

🔢 The biggest merger in digital health should be between behavioural and data sciences - Digital tools have to do more than just feed people data. They must also keep them engaged and motivate them to make healthier decisions. So how do we marry the data to the behavioural change?

⌨️ Why the usability of an EPR shouldn’t be underrated - Healthcare is surely the only industry where “please make software easy for people to use” would be a headline. Despite all the innovation in the sector, there’s still a tendency for some legacy companies to churn out borderline unusable tech.

📈 Graphnet buys patient monitoring specialist Docobo - With care in the news again this week, and the digital remote patient management growing all the time, this seems like a great acquisition all round.

💶 Europe’s 10 most active healthtech investors - Pigeon is convinced that all of these articles are required by law to feature a load of VC staff standing awkwardly in a field while someone takes their photo from above. If it wasn’t the law then why would they all do it?

What to Listen to 🔊

🖨️ #247 The Story of 3D Systems with VP Katie Weimer - This week, James is joined by Katie Weimer, Vice President of Regenerative Medicine at 3D Systems. For the past 15 years, Katie has been committed to advancing 3D printing in healthcare by developing bespoke additive manufacturing solutions that enhance healthcare delivery and patient care. She is currently focused on developing novel 3D bioprinting solutions for a broad range of human applications from tissue implants to organs, as well as laboratory applications that offer the potential to accelerate the development of new drug therapies.

🙏 Nordics Series 4/4: Europe Can Learn About Collaboration - How has Pigeon only just discovered this podcast? Wholeheartedly recommend all 4 parts of this mini series. Give your ears the Sunday evening they crave.

Opportunities 💰

Information Technology and Digital Borough Lead - North West London ICS are after someone to collaboratively identify innovative ways to improve digital technologies for primary care providers and to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Big boots to fill. Think you might have big-boot-filling feet? Get applying.

🩺 Head of Growth - Diabetes startup starlet Habitual is craving some of that sweet sweet growth. The spec instructs candidates to “ask about our "happy thing"" which is simultaneously charming and disconcerting.

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