#86: How can (A)I live without you? 🎤
The 1 minute healthtech round up.
This week: London’s £1bn private hospital set to open, NHS Wales embraces robotic surgery, and a pair of fantastic opportunities at Locum’s Nest.
News Bites 🥪
🤖 NHS Wales and CMR Surgical join forces for national robotics programme - Robotics assisted surgery is here to stay, and NHS Wales wants in. Are we entering the uncanny valley(s)? No. Is that the worst pun we’ve ever written? Yes.
🧱 Why is AI adoption lagging in healthcare? - Is it lagging? Every other post on Pigeon’s timelines is AI-related. This study suggests we’re second from bottom of the list of industries requiring AI skills, above only construction.
🎁 The Ecosystem as a Service in Clinical AI - Is there anything you can’t add “as a service” to? Wiki lists 23 “as a service” terms, including the catchy TSDBaaS, which, when said out loud is the exact same noise a can of Coke makes when you open it.
🛩 Cleveland Clinic makes £1bn bet on London private healthcare - The figures behind this are mind-boggling. Click if you want your mind boggled. Don’t click if you prefer a lower level of boggled mind. Boggle at your own risk. Never boggle alone.
🥽 Healthtech Startup GOQii Raises $10 Mn To Launch Its Health Metaverse - With depressing inevitability, healthcare is getting its own Metaverse. Who had “unpronounceable company coattails Facebook’s unwanted innovation?” on their 2022 bingo card?
🇺🇦 ActForUkraine - A reminder that, 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.
What to Listen to 🔊
#262 The Story of Flo Health with Dr Claudia Pastides 🤰 - This week James is joined by Dr Claudia Pastides a General Practitioner by background and now a full-time Medical Advisor at Flo Health.
📞 Talking HealthTech -Reducing referrals with improved diagnosis rates in telehealth - Doctors on Demand’s Kirsty Garrett, and ResApp’s Adam Brett talk all things telehealth diagnostics.
✍️ Healthtech Compliance 101 - Free webinar for those of you big into compliance, and also big into being free on Tuesday 26 April at 12:00 PM BST.
🐤 Industry leaders Locum’s Nest have had a bumper few years, and are looking to continue that growth with a pair of new hires - a Chief Sales Officer, to take their commercial team to the next level, & a Venture Lead for a new digital product line. Workforce remains healthcare’s biggest issue, making both of these incredibly exciting opportunities.
🩺 Medical Director - DrDoctor - 10 million patients, 35 trusts and 50 million appointments in, DrDoctor are hiring their first Medical Director. This is very much a doing, building, creating role.
📚 London Business School is hosting a healthtech networking event for their students and alumni 4-6pm on 8 April who are interested in exploring summer interns, term-time projects, or full or part-time positions within the industry. Let us know if you'd be interested in coming along (email email@example.com) and we can put you in touch with Emily who is running the event.