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#95: Controlling the horse 🐴
The one-minute healthtech roundup. 5lb, 13oz of good old fashioned pre-decimalisation healthtech news. Your for just thruppence ha'penny.
This week: Equitorial Guinea 1 - 0 England, manhandling a 16th-century Italian horse, and is it OK to use dead people’s data?
News Bites 🥪
🧑✈️ Overcoming Pilot-itis in Digital Medicine - If you sell to the NHS and you haven’t made the “more pilots in the NHS than the RAF” joke, do you even really sell to the NHS?*
😇 Should healthcare data live on after a patient dies? - What are the ethical implications of using patient data after they’ve died? Probably a fair few. Dig in.
🩺 Areas with fewest GPs revealed - There are 0.45 GPs per 1,000 patients in the UK, sandwiching us somewhere Equatorial Guinea and Yemen according to the OECD.
💂 London retains crown as Europe’s technology hub - per Z/Yen Group’s Smart City Index. As a Pigeon, I trust Z/Yen Group will do an index of best places for avians to relieve themselves, which London would surely also top.
📊 Health IT Deals Market Needs to Address Efficiency, Outcomes - If you measured the claimed effectiveness and patient outcomes of healthtech purely on the numbers claimed in most pitch decks, we’d all be immortal by now.
😔 Healthtech App Aims to Combat Rise in Nationwide Loneliness - 7.2% of people feel lonely in the UK ‘often’ or ‘always’. I’m not even putting a joke in here. That’s horrendous and Pigeon wishes Moodbeam all the success in the world.
What to Listen to 🔊
🎧 How it’s Med: Medwise.Ai - Episode 11 of an exciting new series. Dr. Keith Tsui talks us through the birth of Medwise.
👂 #240 The Story of Alan with CEO Jean-Charles Samuelian-Werve - Throwback. Alan raised €185m last week. Check out Jean-Charles talking to James on The Healthtech Podcast a few weeks ago.
💥 Programme Director, Digital Health.London - This is a big dog job. Are you a big dog? Do you want a job? Apply to this.
💊 Senior Front End Engineer, Numan - Erectile dysfunction startup Numan are looking for a front end engineer. You can write your own jokes there.
🧑💼Sales Operations Manager, Florence - Florence just raised £28.5m, so a good time to get onboard. Weirdly, the word “manager” comes from the 16th-century Italian word maneggiare, meaning "to handle, touch, especially in relation to controlling a horse”. So if I’ve read this right, Florence are looking for a 16th century Sales Operations Italian horse controller. It’s been a long short week, alright?
*You do not.