#97: Are you a good investment? 📈
The one minute healthtech roundup.
This week: Sajid Javid's back, UK startup banks $80m, and the BBC uncovers issues at private GP provider Operose.
News Bites 🥪
⛓ UK’s biggest GP chain replacing doctors with less qualified staff - Nobody could have seen this coming.
🍗 Panning for nuggets of innovation gold in the world of medtech - NICE’s Early Value Assessment for medtech is designed to help commissioners to sift out what works from what doesn’t. You know, like DTAC.
📹 YouTube feature to help users find credible health information online - YouTube, an online platform for ill-informed people to type out misspelt arguments under a moving image, is launching a new feature which will help people in the UK find credible health information online.
♊️ Digital Twins And The Promise Of Personalized Medicine - “Digital Twins” is getting the buzzword treatment. Pigeon predicts the term will replace “AI-based” in all pitch decks by Q3. Q4 at a push.
🏦 Proximie closes impressive $80m round for AR Surgery - CEO and founder Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram has just secured an impressive $80m for AR surgery scale-up, Proximie. Nadine is genuinely one of the most impressive founders in healthtech and you can hear her full story chatting to James on The Healthtech Podcast.
🧑✈️ Larry Ellison on healthcare data fragmentation: 'We're going to solve this problem' - Lots of cynicism about this one, as Oracle buy Cerner and vow to fix the issue of no two hospital systems talking to one another. Just because it looks like a US NPfIT and smells like a US NPfIT, doesn’t mean it’s not going to get to product-market-NPfIT. A joke there that appeals to approximately 8 people. #highlytargetted
📃 Full Data Saves Lives policy paper released - Sajid Javid announced the full Data Saves Lives policy paper this week outlining plans to invest in secure data environments and give people better access to their own data through shared care records and the NHS App. Download all 115 pages here as a PDF, print it, bind it, and gift it to someone you really don’t like for Christmas.
What to Listen to 🔊
🎤 HealthTech Compliance 101 - More what to attend this one. Healthcare is one of the most regulated industries in the world, and tech providers can't afford not to be aware of the compliance requirements that impact their products. Acorn Compliance’s webinar talks you through it.
👂 Are you a good investment? - Jon Norris, MD for Business Development at Silicon Valley Bank has 20 years working in healthtech finance. An excellent listen.
🎧 Partnerships in Healthcare Improving Access - A pod about investing in early-stage life sciences and health-tech companies from Youssef Sebban, Managing Partner at Eckuity. That then turns into a pod about the new Mission Impossible film. No. Really.
🇨🇭 Head of Digital Health Unit, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute - Best thing about living and working in Switzerland? The flag is a big plus.
💥 Clinical Operations Specialist & Product Manager, Mendelian - Two roles going at Mendelian right now, who are using technology to accelerate the diagnosis of rare diseases.