#88: The worst Medtech/Fintech crossover yet?
The 1-minute healthtech round up. One-tenth of the length of a birthday party that you didn't know was a birthday party.
This week: New $50m fund in Singapore, DiMe teams up with BIG pharma, and why glueing your Monzo to your fingertips is the medtech/fintech crossover nobody asked for.
News Bites 🥪
📊 Q1 2022 Insight - Tracking the $9.3bn quarter - who it went to, why it done went there, and how it might be spent. Features pretty graphs and a jazzy geographic table.
🧾 The microchip implants that let you pay with your hand - A similar effect can be had by glueing your AMEX to the back of your fingers, although having a mitten for a hand has made typing this newsletter quite a lot slower & I’ve just realised my AMEX isn’t contactless.
🌎 Population Health vs. Public Health: How They Differ and the Tech Behind Them - Solid look at the differences between the two, and what technologies power them.
💰 DiMe teams up with big pharma, insurers on new digital endpoints toolkit - Ideas like this are a DiMe a dozen. No? What a DiMenamic idea? Still no? No. OK.
👋 Simon Eccles to step down as CCIO at NHS England and Improvement - The national chief clinical information officer at NHS England and Improvement is to step down after four years in the role. Mentioned NPfIT in his leaving email, which is niche. Just spent 11 minutes trying to shoehorn an Eccles cake pun in here and I’ve failed.
🤑 EcoImpact Capital to raise $50m health tech fund - Nice nice nice. $50m in conjunction with MedTech accelerator White Hole Hub. White Holes in space theory, as far as Pigeon is aware, are the opposite of Black Holes; a hypothetical region that nothing can enter. Interesting name for an accelerator.
What to Listen to 🔊
🧯 Escaping the Tyranny of Fee-For-Service Healthcare - François de Brantes - This is exceptional podding and you should give it to your ears for Easter. As opposed to this, which is exceptional pudding that you should give to your mouth for Easter.
⛓ What is Enterprise Blockchain? How is it Used? - Whenever anyone asks Pigeon if we understand blockchain we like to just throw out buzzwords like a management consultant jacked up on espresso until people walk away. Fortunately, Radhika Inyegar explains it succinctly here.
🔎 Senior Manager Innovation Exploration, GSK - Are you passionate about finding, evaluating, and implementing emerging technologies that can drive digital innovation? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
🛑 VP of Engineering, Quit Genius - That’s a mega role from a company who raised $64,000,000 last summer and are aiming to help 100 million people overcome their addictions.