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 GIANT HEALTHWEEKLY UPDATE

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This week's newsletter includes a summary of the latest health-technology and funding news, upcoming Health-Tech events and more.

In this weeks newsletter we touch on hot topics, including: 

  • The battle over U.S. patient medical records  
  • NHS Trusts using digital e-observation tools 
  • A podcast about digital health 
Plus much more! 

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Barry Shrier, Founder, GIANT Health
@Barry_HealthTec
+44 7776 132 517


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HEALTHTECH NEWS 🗞

Epic's CEO urges patients to take a stand against easy sharing of medical information

The CEO of Epic Systems - whose junior engineers are snapped up by companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Alphabet - has urged customers of healthcare systems to take a stand against the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. They recently proposed rules that would make it easier for patient's data to be shared. 

The proposed rules will allow patients to directly access their health information. Judy Faulkner, CEO of Epic Systems, emailed U.S. CEOs and presidents of hospital systems urging them to sign a letter of disapproval. Meanwhile, patient groups have criticised medical record vendors, like Epic, for failing to support interoperability. We will be following this debate closely. Read more. 

 
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to deploy Alcidion's e-observations, vital signs and patient assessments
 
The  Global Digital Exemplar NHS trust will start using Alcidion's Patientrack solution to help with patient safety. The system will be used to help alert healthcare professionals when patients are deteriorating. 


The global technology company Alcidion's Patientrack will be used by the trust to "digitise how patients' vital signs and
observations are captured at the bedside", commented Samantha Sellick, deputy chief nursing information officer, at the trust.  

Head over to Health Tech Digital to read more

FUNDING NEWS 🗞

Tonic App raises funding (PT)
  • €3.5 million 💸
  • Dr. François Sarkozy new chairman of Board of Directors
  • Co-led by Vesalius Biocapital Partners and Armilar Venture Partners
Tonic App, a Porto-based, medical mobile app aims to help professionals diagnose and treat patients with ease. This is done by consolidating all the different resources that doctors may need into one central place: the app. 
The company has received CE certification as a medical device. It also has over a third of the doctors in Portugal using the application. Its list of clients includes: Medtronic, Novartis, IQVIA and Randstad. The company aims to use the investment to expand its offering into France, Spain and the U.K. 
Gentem, San-Francisco (U.S.)
  • $3.7 million 💸
  • Seed Funding 
  • Led by Susa Ventures with participation from Village Global, Vulcan Capita and others.


Gentem, is a San Francisco, CA-based healthcare reimbursement company. Led by Fisayo Ositelu, MD and CEO. Gentem leverages machine learning, automation and financial technology to improve the end-to-end billing and revenue cycle process for doctors. This allows physicians to be payed upfront for their services. 

The company plans on using the funding to grow both its engineering and operations teams.

 
Announcing the GIANT Health
"Inbound Trade Mission"
Announcing the GIANT Health "Inbound Trade Mission"; a high-quality, cost effective package to enable health-tech companies from abroad to sell into the UK healthcare system. 

To find out more visit our website GIANT Health

Some of our existing partners in this initiative include: 
FACES OF DIGITAL HEALTH 
Faces of Digital Health explores the speed at which healthcare systems around the world are adopting digital transformation.The podcast is centred around curated discussions with carefully selected speakers. With the hope of challenging overtly hyped assumptions about the modern state of healthcare innovation. With a broad yet well curated variety of topics. 
 
Want to know more about the podcast? Listen here

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Barry Shrier, Founder, GIANT Health
@Barry_HealthTec | +44 7776 132 517

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