#82: Is remote care leaving non-English speakers behind? 🔇
The 1-minute healthtech round up.
This week: How telemedicine is doing non-English speakers a disservice, a look at the value of the global women’s digital health market, and Oscar-nominated-baseball-cornfield-ghosts.
News Bites 🥪
🇺🇦 ActForUkraine - Dr Katerina Spranger, CEO of our friends at OxfordHeartbeat has set up ActForUkraine in response to the ongoing crisis, which encourages business leaders and individuals to act in support of Ukraine. There are many ways you can help, just click the link to act in any way that you can and share it with your network.
💹 Purpose-Driven Healthtech Remains a Hot M&A Investment Opportunity, says Nasdaq - The amount of mergers last year was head spinning, and as larger conglomerates start to see the values of network effects, that’s unlikely to change.
🏥 Global Women’s Digital Health Market Report and Forecast, 2021 - 2027 - Hugely informative read into a market that is expected to be sized around $4. 7 billion by 2027, rising at a market growth of 18. 5% CAGR in that period.
🥼 MYndspan have appointed a new CSO - Ever heard of MEG technology to scan brains? It’s new and it’s getting popular. MYndspan have appointed Dr. Ben Dunkley as their Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). He’s done a Q&A about how we’re currently looking at brain health
📽 Telemedicine leaves behind non-English speakers, study shows - Tech companies love to talk about diversity, equality & inclusion. Working towards fixing this would be a good start.
🇩🇪 Germany's Digital Health Care Act isn't delivering on promise - In 2019 the eyes of Europe looked on Germany’s Digital Health Act with envy; it was most definitely the “next big thing”. But like most “next big things” (Google+, 3D TV, absolutely everything Peter Andre has ever done post Mysterious Girl) it hasn’t quite worked out that way.
👻 If You Build It, Will They Come? Vital That UK MHRA Creates Right Environment For Medtechs - Clever subversion of a phrase about attracting the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the rest of the infamous Chicago Black Sox to your cornfield for reasons beyond anyone’s comprehension. Good points though. MHRA must make the market attractive for industry and investment.
What to Listen to 🔊
Royal Society of Medicine: AI Fundamanetals: A crash course for clinicians - more “what to attend” than “what to listen to”. Although Pigeon supposes you will be listening as they haven’t developed AI ears yet. Yet. The AI sector is only going to continue growing, so now’s the time to wrap your head around it.
Big Picture Medicine Pod - Chief Medical Officer, Uber Health — Dr Michael Cantor - Having never taken an Uber (got wings, haven’t I), Pigeon had no idea they had a health business. This is an excellent ride from Dr Cantor & Dr Sultan.
♀ Women's Health Clinical Advisor - FemTech Company, Zonas Fertility is building a clinical advisory board to help women on their fertility journey. Hours flexible. Post to be filled by end of March. Email CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
🐙 Octopus Ventures - Annoyingly there are only 3 roles to highlight at Octopus, when in an ideal world there would of course be 8. However, they’re all cracking - check these out: Health team Investment Associate, Health team Investment Associate (Growth), Health team Investment Associate (Bio)