#79 - Move fast and heal things ⏩
What's 1 minute long, not boring and tells you just enough about healthtech?
This week: The traditional Big 3 are back: Metaverse. AI. Yoghurt.
News Bites 🥪
💨 How health care is turning into a consumer product - Move fast and heal things. This is, genuinely, worth logging into The Economist for.
🌱 Biggest seed fund in the Baltic launches as region booms - Tallinn-based VC firm Change Ventures has announced the closing of a €49m fund, the largest seed-stage fund raised in the Baltic to date and the latest sign of an accelerating boom in the region.
⭕️ 10-year national plan to tackle cancer features increased use of AI - The Venn diagram of companies claiming to use AI in healthtech and companies over-exaggerating their use of AI in healthtech is a circle.
🤖 NHS in England to trial new approach to AI biases in healthcare - What do we want? AI! When do we want it? About 11 years after the private sector is using it.
📄 Why PIFU could be set to radically transform outpatient care - PIFU being Patient Initiated Follow Up and not a type of Scandinavian probiotic yoghurt. Good stuff from NHS Innovation Accelerator alumni and all round good eggs DrDoctor.
📱 Digital health enters the metaverse - Anyone else already bored of the Metaverse? Pigeon likes eating out of bins in real life, not virtual reality. Where’s the satisfaction in befouling the windshield of a recently cleaned Ford Mondeo in virtual reality? Pigeon wants to ruin people’s days in real life.
👴 The Morning After: What's going to happen to Peloton? - One day, when Pigeon is old and gray, my great-great-grandpigeons will come to me with news. “Grand Pigeonpapa”, they will say, “Peloton lurched from crisis to crisis again today”. And Pigeon shall coo, gently, and say “twas ever thus”.
What to Listen to 🔊
🎧 Dr Aaron Kaplan - Still Making Music, A Clinician’s Perspective on Innovation - It’s always good to hear clinicians talking about the impact their technology stacks have had.
👨⚕️ Global Occupational Health Clinical Lead, Google Health - The opportunity to lead Google’s global occupational health clinical team and oversee their global clinical strategy. Proper tasty.
👩⚖️ Head of Regulatory Affairs - Thriva are looking for lots of people to join their legal team. Did you know… they’re not all about home blood tests, they also have Doc-chain, the AI that’s making interpreting your blood test results look easy!
🩺 Industry experts (pharmaceutical and life sciences) - SomX are looking for individuals working in pharma and life sciences companies with experience and interest in digital health to join us for a number of thought leadership and advisory opportunities. For more information and to register your interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org - must be working in pharma / life sciences!