Your morning summary of digital health news, information and events to know about if you want to be “in the know”.   

👇 News  

🧬 Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has announced a multi-year strategic research collaboration with NVIDIA that couples Genentech’s AI capabilities, extensive biological and molecular datasets, and research expertise with NVIDIA’s world-leading accelerated computing capabilities and AI to speed up drug discovery and development. 

😓 French startup Callyope isn’t your average startup as it is addressing a very hard problem in a highly regulated industry. The startup is building a remote patient monitoring platform for people living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and potentially other mental health issues. And the company is using the patient’s voice for this monitoring tool. 

👍 Nordic Consulting, an award-winning global healthcare and technology consultancy with over 3,300 employees, has appointed senior health tech executive, Claire Staple as vice president of strategy and country manager. The newly created role will strengthen Nordic’s existing footprint in Ireland, as Staple oversees the management of all existing client services and business operations. Staple has almost a decade of experience in providing strategic support for the delivery of end-to-end clinically enabled digital transformation programmes. This includes overseeing the procurement process for one of Europe’s largest public sector contracts – Encompass – a multi-million-pound contract in Northern Ireland to roll out Epic’s electronic health record (EHR) system across all acute, community, and social care services. 

🏥 Radar Healthcare is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with Aamal Medical, a fully owned subsidiary of Aamal Company Q.P.S.C., one of the region’s leading diversified companies, to provide Qatar’s chosen Healthcare Incident Reporting and Learning System for nationwide implementation. This strategic initiative aims to reinforce and streamline the delivery of safe and high-quality healthcare services throughout the entire country, in alignment with the Qatar National Vision 2030 and associated National Health Strategy. 

🩺CGI has partnered with Llesiant Delta Wellbeing, a Technology Enabled Care Services centre, to develop a new digital monitoring and response system. This will offer 24/7 monitoring through alarms, sensors and wearable devices, allowing healthcare professionals to continually monitor a patient’s health. Enovation and Totalmobile also worked on the new digital system, completing it in only six months.   

❓ Did you know that? 

Digital health tools continue proliferate, making it more crucial than ever for healthcare leaders to be discerning in their digital health decisions.  

On average, the number of digital health tools that providers used increased from 2.2 in 2016 to 3.8 in 2022, according to a survey from the American Medical Association (AMA). And 2022 saw the second-highest level of digital health spending and digital health dealmaking in the past decade, with the number of deals in 2022 (572) more than triple the number in 2012 (146). With all of these options at their disposal, how can healthcare leaders make wise selections, asks a report from Healthcare Executive Intelligence. 

📖 What we’re reading 

The integration of Quality Management System (QMS) principles into the life cycle of development, deployment, and utilisation of machine learning (ML) and AI technologies within healthcare settings holds the potential to close the AI translation gap by establishing a robust framework that accelerates the safe, ethical, and effective delivery of AI/ML in day-to-day patient care. Healthcare organisations (HCOs) can implement these principles effectively by embracing an enterprise QMS analogous to those in regulated industries. By establishing a QMS explicitly tailored to health AI technologies, HCOs can comply with evolving regulations and minimize redundancy and rework while aligning their internal governance practices with their steadfast commitment to scientific rigor and medical excellence, NPJ Digital Journal reports. 

🚨 This week’s events 

29 November 14:00-15:00 – Digital Health Webinar: The Next Evolution of AI: Fully automated clinical documentation

30 November 09:00-15:00 –  Digital Health Networks Exchange November: ICS Digital Priorities Unveiled – Shaping the Future of NHS