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23.11 Marco's Newsletter

SVB's impact on the tech and startup ecosystem

  • CB Insights maps out the SVB landscape in tech and Healthcare and tries to cut through the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) article
  • Impact of the SVB collapse on the Swiss startup ecosystem article


  • Sutter Health appoints new chief digital officer, and more article
  • 5 health system digital chief exits article
  • Das Luks Wolhusen hat jetzt eine Co-Leitung article
  • Attila Kollár wird Chefarzt im Spitalzentrum Biel article
  • Spitalzentrum Biel: Der neue Chefarzt kommt vom Bürgerspital article
  • Nachfolge Stefan Feltens: Olaf Heinrich: Ex-DocMorris-Boss wird neuer Shop-Apotheke-CEO article
  • Neuer Chefarzt für das Kantonsspital Graubünden article


  • ACKO Acquires Digital Health Platform Parentlane To Expand Beyond Core Insurance Offerings article
  • Weight Watchers steigt ins Medikamentengeschäft ein article


  • TytoCare receives FDA 510(k) for wheeze detection software article
  • Onedoc führt telemedizinische Notfallkonsultationen ein article
  • Telehealth touted as a rural health innovation article
  • OpenLoop Raises $15 Million to Grow White-Label Telehealth Support Platform article
  • South Korean Health Ministry calls to make telemedicine permanent article

Consumerization of Healthcare

  • Denmark: My Doctor App (Min Læge) has reached 2 mill. users article
  • What's Amazon's next move in healthcare? 5 predictions article
  • Here's how retailers are changing the future of health care article
  • The Ecosystem Approach in Healthcare article

Health Systems

  • Explodierende Gesundheitskosten: Was die Politik nun dagegen tun will article
  • Kanton Wallis präsentiert Masterplan gegen Personalmangel article
  • Assistenzärzte: Berufsverband schlägt Alarm und will Lösungen diskutieren article
  • World's Best Hospitals: Mayo Clinic again recognized as 'World's Best Hospital' in Newsweek rankings article
  • World's Best Hospitals: The top 3 European Hospitals are Karolinska (6), Charité (7) and AP-HP Paris (8).The top 3 Swiss Hospitals in Newsweek's ranking are Universitätsspital Zürich (12), CHUV (14) and Universitätsspital Basel (15).The best Danish Hospital is Aarhus University Hospital (24). World's Hospital Ranking
  • Mayo, Kaiser, UPMC: Where hospitals are spending their innovation dollars article
  • CB Insights on marrying tech & care: The United Health Group (UHG) article
  • Health systems are buying less technology amid financial pressures article
  • How Johns Hopkins helps clinicians launch digital health startups article
  • Im Spital Affoltern steht im OP-Saal jetzt ein Billardtisch article

Hospital at Home

  • As reimbursements change and technology advances the new business models and companies around Hospital at Home start emerging.
  • Hospital-at-home company co-founded by former Geisinger, Mission Health exec gets $25M led by General Catalyst article

Remote Patient Monitoring

  • Ampersand Health launches remote monitoring platform article
  • New wearable patch will monitor high risk pregnancies article
  • Singaporean startup Respiree gets US FDA 510(k) for respiration monitor article

Healthcare Delivery in rural Areas and at Home

  • IKK-Verband kritisiert Gesundheitskiosk-Pläne article
  • Spitex Schweiz braucht mehr Geld und stellt Forderungen an den Bund article
  • Die Vamed Schweiz und die Spitex Zürich arbeiten nun Hand in Hand article
  • In Bern gibt es neue Lösungen für den Hausärztlichen Notfalldienst article

Technology News for Healthcare

  • Google introduces Open Health Stack for developers article
  • Google Health to launch an open source toolkit for health apps article
  • Google announces more AI partnerships and other health updates article

AI in Healthcare

  • AI chatbots can improve health — but only with help from humans article
  • Digital health startup launches GPT-based Chrome extension to help clinicians with paperwork article

Adidas stops Runtastic

  • In the middle of my own experimentation with Sport and Prevention Apps and observing my own behavior and usage of thos Apps I come across the news that Adidas stops the Runtastic App. Is there insufficient value delivered by this App or is Adidas not understanding the Business Model? The founder of Runtastic has already started new ventures. article

Dental Care

  • 25 years later, the company that modernized the way we straighten our teeth is still revolutionizing dentistry article

Startup Funding

  • Iron Health Launches With $4.5M to Defragment Women’s Healthcare article
  • SpectrumAi Secures up to $20 Million Series A Investment article
  • OpenLoop Raises $15 Million to Grow White-Label Telehealth Support Platform article
  • What is the State of Digital Health Funding in 2023? article
  • Medwing, Europe’s recruitment marketplace for healthcare workforce, raises $47M article


  • Digital Health Laws and Regulations Report 2023 article
  • Trifork has obtained the important ISO 13485 certificate – a License to Provide advanced Medical Software to the Healthcare Market article