#81: We stand with Ukraine 🇺🇦
This week: The world was brought to a standstill as news broke that Russia had invaded Ukraine. As we witness the first modern war in Europe being played out in real-time on social media, we stand with the people of Ukraine.
In the Opportunities section, we’ve highlighted some of the ways that we can help.
News Bites 🥪
💻 Ukraine’s tech sector is a 'pillar of resistance' - The country is home to several well-known tech companies, including Grammarly, as well as a hub for tech companies around the world to source programming talent. The world watches as Ukraine’s small but mighty tech industry responds to Russian assault.
❌ ‘If Kyiv Falls, We Keep Hacking Putin’: On The Cyber Front Line In Ukraine - A shadow war is raging, invisible to most people but critical to the outcome.
📖 AI Dictionary - What’s the difference between machine learning and deep learning? Worry not, the NHS AI Lab has your back with their brand NEW open-source AI Dictionary. It’s mobile-friendly - no more excuses to get caught out by AI jargon.
👯♀️ 10 essential ingredients for digital twins in healthcare - Not exactly something out of grandma’s recipe book but definitely more exciting. Digital twins aka “test dummies” bring us closer to truly personalised medicine.
🤑 Why big tech can’t crack healthcare - There are very few things that tech giants can't accomplish. Despite big bets, transforming healthcare seems to be one of those things. Apple CEO, Tim Cook previously described (with huge $ signs in his eyes) that “there will be a day we look back and say Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind has been in healthcare.”
🧠 Brain scan of dying man shows ‘life flashing before their eyes’ - After an elderly patient died suddenly during a routine test, scientists accidentally captured his brain activity at the very end of his life.
🍫 Health secretary sets new digital targets for NHS - Sajid Javid wants 90% of NHS trusts to have an EPR (electronic patient record) by December 2023. Yeah…we want the days of 10p Freddos back!
What to Listen to 🔊
🏔 The Backlog - BBC Radio 4 - After 2+ years of COVID-19, the NHS (and healthcare systems globally) face the daunting task of trying to clear the huge backlog exacerbated by the pandemic. With people resorting to GoFundMe pages to raise money for their care, how exactly do we tackle the backlog? The Economist's Health Policy Editor, Natasha Loder assesses the scale of the problem and its impact on our health.
Healthtech (and importantly healthcare) doesn’t follow borders. We’re a global community of individuals united by our unfaltering passion to improve healthcare using technology.
Here are some articles highlighting some ways that you can help the people of Ukraine:
Global Citizen - 9 Meaningful Ways You Can Help Ukraine
The Guardian - How can Britons help the people of Ukraine