#74: Tried to make me go to (tele)rehab 📲
The 1 minute healthtech roundup - short, sweet & punchy. Like a healthcare Ricky Hatton.
This week: Acquisitions up 50% YoY, Bablyon buys a two-door dining room storage cabinet from IKEA, and they tried to make me go to Tele-rehab, and I said tele-no, no, no.
News Bites 🥪
📈 Report: Global Health Innovation Funding Doubled Year Over Year - Health innovation funding reached heights in 2021, with acquisitions up 50%, and more than 20 companies going public.
䷖ Data to engineers ratio - Is this the least exciting headline we’ve ever used? Possibly. Is the growth of data teams in top tech companies a net positive? Yes. What can healthcare learn from more digitally mature startup spaces? A lot.
🍻 Study: Practitioners like telerehab, but want more training - Providers are generally positive about remote therapy and tele-rehabilitation, but they need more training and support in a market worth an estimated $42 Billion. Happy Dry January.
🛒 Babylon wraps up acquisition of health kiosk company Higi - Ahhh. Higi. Not Haga. The latter is from IKEA, and useful for storing crockery on a budget. The former is the maker of health-checking kiosks found in groceries and pharmacies and now part of Babylon’s ever growing portfolio.
💭 Healthy populations – how smart data can build better lives - Prevention is better than cure, and with more data than ever available and a shift to ICS led working, what improvements can be made across population health
What to Listen to 🔊
🌿 #257 The Story of Holland & Barrett with Dr. Tarlochan Toor, Director of New Wellness Partnerships & Propositions - This week James speaks to Dr Tarlochan Toor, Director of Wellness Partnerships and Propositions at high street health giants Holland & Barrett.
◀️ Reversing Diabetes With Sami Inkinen of Virta Health - What if type 2 diabetes could be reversed completely? That’s the moonshot of Sami Inkinen, CEO and Founder of Virta.
📈 Limbic AI - Our friends at Limbic are looking for a number of new folk in their quest to use data to help the 1 in 4 people who will experience a mental health issue in 2022 by modelling human psychology. Pigeon trusts they’ll branch out into avian psychology after their next funding round. Want in? They need a Clinical Psychologist, Senior Node/Typescript Backend Engineer, & React/Node/ Typescript Product engineer
🎤 ‘Managing the digital health revolution’ event - Join PUBLIC on Thursday 10th February 2022 at 11am GMT for the launch of their Advancing Digital Health Series. Kicking off with a virtual panel session hosted by Simon Eccles (National CCIO and Deputy CEO, NHSX) and joined by ICS leaders and Healthtech innovators, the event will explore how ICS leaders can effectively manage their digital transition and engage with the ‘What Good Looks Like’ framework. Following the discussion, leading Healthtech startups will showcase their innovative technologies. For more info, head over to the event page.