#98: Raise, Sell, Sleep. Repeat ♽
The one-minute healthtech roundup. Now in podcast form.
This week: Apple & Alphabet’s differing approaches, mental health raises, and EMIS picked up for $1.5bn.
News Bites 🥪
🧠 Psyomics closes £2.4m round in push to expand access to online mental health platform - Psyomics is unlocking more efficient decision-making, helping clinicians to establish the right care pathway and level of support more quickly. Big problem, smart solution.
😱 UnitedHealth unit to pick up UK health tech company EMIS for $1.5B - Fun game for next year’s ConfedExpo: Find anyone in a primary care product or sales role. As you walk past whisper “Does it integrate with EMIS?” in their ear and watch the colour drain from their face in real-time. Thank me later.
⚖️ How Apple’s thoughtful, measured approach is building a revolution in health Apple can’t really disentangle their products from their health business; a weakness or a strength?
☑ Study: Many digital health startups lack clinical trials, regulatory filings - Of 224 US companies analysed, 98 received a clinical robustness score of 0. Less than ideal. Are we any better in the UK?
🍼 A Pregnancy App To Support Black Mothers, Wolomi, Launches - Doctors have spent decades trying to understand what makes African-American women so vulnerable to losing their babies. A growing consensus says that racial discrimination has much to do with it. Layo George wants to change that.
🧬 The biggest thing in clinical genetics in a generation - Bold statement. But if this means more diagnoses for patients with cancer and rare diseases then it’s an accurate one. Well played, Genomics England.
What to Listen to 🔊
🐦 The Healthtech Pigeon Podcast - Yeah. You read that right. This newsletter, discussed, in audio form. With guests. Want to listen to Pigeon discussing all things healthtech? Clickety-click to delight your ears. Don’t clickety-click to make your ears all sad and droopy.
🔥 Doctors on drivers of clinical burnout and technology’s role as a problem solver - I wish Talking HealthTech would stop making excellent pods each week because it’s starting to look like favouritism.
💀 Head of People, Suvera - People used to be called HR, until someone rightly pointed out that calling humans a resource wasn’t great for morale. Now it’s called people. Are you a head person? Do you want to be people’s head? Apply to join Ivan and his team.