GIANT Health weekly Update

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Only 10 weeks to go until GIANT 2019! Join us this year and immerse yourself in Europe's greatest festival of healthcare innovation. Find inspiration from leading innovators, and discover the advances in technology that are revolutionising healthcare provision. Our agenda is developing every day, with detail on the track topics and speakers being added continuously. Visit our website to find out more!

This week's update also includes a summary of the latest health-tech and funding news, details about our conference tracks and features another one of this year's Beanstalks entries!

Our Super Early Bird tickets special offer is ending soon, so don't forget to purchase your ticket before the price increases.

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

PS: we're recruiting for a sales associate role, get in touch if you're interested or forward this to someone who you think would be perfect for this position. 

Revolutionising Healthcare with Immersive Technology

Immersive technologies are not just for games and entertainment. Today, healthcare innovators are embracing AR, VR and other mixed reality technologies and applying in remarkably diverse use cases to radically improve health education and patient care.

Discover the latest developments in virtual reality as a therapy. Find out how immersive technologies are enhancing the delivery of training and education. See the opportunities for remote monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment. Will immersive technologies enhanced by AI and blockchain replace doctors in patient engagement with healthcare providers?

Why is Immersive tech a hot topic in healthcare?

VR together with AR and AI is set to transform healthcare training, education, and patient care globally. We've gathered together some of the leading experts and exponents in these fields to give you a unique insight and understanding into the exciting future of healthcare and medicine. 

Meet the Immersive Technology track curator, Steve Dann.


Steve Dann, Executive Chairman, Medical Realities

An acknowledged expert in the fields of Augmented & Virtual Reality, Steve is the Executive Chairman of Medical Realities, he is also a broadcaster and regular speaker on the subject of new technology at conferences and events around the world.

View the 2019 agenda here

HealthTech News

NHSX to oversee tech, digital & data

The government recently announced a newly formed organisation NHSX to oversee NHS technology, digital and data. Here are some of the responsibilities that NHSX will take on:

  • Setting standards: Developing, agreeing and mandating clear standards for the use of technology in the NHS and ensuring transparency across the board.
  • Radical innovation: Supporting the use of new, emergent and effective technologies by the NHS.
  • Cyber policy: Setting national strategy and mandating cybersecurity standards.
  • Digital capability: Championing and developing digital training, skills and culture. Read more...
Healthcare blockchain could save industry $100 billion by 2025

BIS Research has reported that the uptake of blockchain could save the healthcare industry up to $100 billion per year by 2025 in data breach-related costs, IT costs, operations costs, support function and personnel costs, counterfeit related frauds and insurance frauds. The global blockchain in the healthcare market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 63.85% from 2018 to 2025, to reach a value of $5.61 billion by 2025. The use of blockchain for healthcare data exchange will contribute to the largest market share throughout the forecast period, reaching a value of $1.89 billion by 2025. Read more...

Funding news

MetaMe Health, USA
  • $3.8 million raised
  • Seed round
  • Led by LionBird Ventures

MetaMe Health's leading product is a treatment tackling the cognitive, behavioural and affective factors that can trigger irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Its behaviour-based intervention is administered over a three-month period through seven automated sessions hosted on the company’s metaMe Connect mobile platform, which collects patients’ adherence data and reported outcomes.

Babylon Health, UK
  • $550 million raised
  • Series C
  • Led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund PIF
Babylon Health is a UK based startup with a mission 'to put accessible and affordable healthcare into the hands of everyone on earth'. The app offers digital-based healthcare, which includes access to a doctor via video chat 24/7, prescription deliveries, and health checks. Babylon has two NHS contracts to provide its chatbot, or ‘virtual doctor’, powered by AI, which it has claimed can compete with a real doctor. Read more...


Reasons to be grateful for Health-Tech:

Robot-assisted surgery is reducing the patient's length of stay in hospital by 21% (Accenture analysis).

Beanstalks HealthTech startup competition

BEANSTALKS™ at the GIANT Health Event is an international “competition for prizes” for health and care tech start-ups. We welcome early-stage businesses to enter to gain exposure to a prestigious panel of judges under a range of categories around applying technology to better outcomes for health and care. 

Click here to find out more about the entry categories and reasons why you should enter.

Meet one of this year's Beanstalk's applicants: Tab Care Limited who have built a platform that provides discrete, digital panic buttons that work anywhere. 
We built a platform that can be implemented in Telecare, rehabilitation care, out of hospital monitoring, social care, and family monitoring. We have built the platform to be flexible, affordable, easy to use and agnostic. This means that our services can easily integrate with any 3rd party hardware (via apps, voice assistants, online web panels and smartwatches) and can be implemented at a fraction of the cost of our competitors.
GIANT Health reaches thousands of members of the global HealthTech community.
Get in touch to discuss partnership opportunities. 

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

PS: If you're recruiting, looking for a hospital trial partner, in fundraising mode, looking for a job...please get in touch and we'll be happy to support you in this newsletter. 

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