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23.38 Marco's Newsletter

The last 6 weeks have been pretty intense. I invested significant time in educating myself about AI in general and generative AI and Transformer Models in the specifics. All of this has lead to a new section in the Newsletter called "AI in Drug Discovery".

There is significant progress being made with new technology available either through Supercomputers or directly from the Cloud. Follow the drug discovery section because this news stream will revolutionize the Pharma Industry during the next 10 years with tangible impact on the Pharma Business and on Outcomes for Patients.

AI has definitely arrived in the Healthcare Industry. The EU and the US have issued very important regulatory decisions in the past weeks. We are covering this topic in this Newsletter under the "Regulation" section.

In the coming months we will further focus on practical applications of AI in Healthcare. If you need specific insights or advise feel free to get in touch with me.


  • Bertrand Levrat wechselt zu Mediclinic article
  • Die Schulthess-Direktorin wird «Frau des Jahres» article
  • Das sind die neuen Verwaltungsräte des Universitätsspitals Basel article
  • Walmart hires 2 health system executives article

Health Systems under pressure

  • Worüber sich die Spitäler besonders ärgern article
  • A New Deal for Hospitals article
  • 34 hospital and health system innovation programs to know article
  • Deutschland: Weitere 80 Kliniken sind insolvenzgefährdet article
  • European Commission and WHO/Europe sign €12 million agreement to strengthen health information systems article

Hospital at Home

  • Inside the top 8 hospital-at-home programs article


  • Health Insurance Firms Humana and Cigna in Merger Talks article
  • M&A trends in AI for drug discovery article

Digital Health Strategy

  • Regulations and Reimbursement of Software as a Medical Device in Europe Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
  • Into The Death Zone? What Digital Health Can Learn From Epic’s $3.8B Revenue article
  • Digital health at the turn of 2024: Tracking developments along the innovation maturity curve article
  • DocMorris-Chef will sich weiter auf E-Rezept konzentrieren article
  • Migros zieht beim Therapie-Netz Wepractice die Reissleine article


  • Digital Health Reimbursement in 5 Countries article

Digital Transformation in Switzerland

  • Bundesrat stellt Weichen für die digitale Transformation der Schweiz article
  • Strategie Digitale Schweiz article

Digital Payments in Healthcare

  • Jebhealth partners with Airwallex Singapore and Visa in health services article

Consumerization of Healthcare

  • Amazon's biggest healthcare moves in 2023 article
  • Apotheke startet Beratungsstelle für Jugendliche – im Videospiel Fortnite article

AI in Healthcare

  • OR-X @ Balgrist: The Future of Surgeon Training TV
  • Eric Topol's Podcast: Large Language Models in Medicine. They Understand and Have Empathy Podcast
  • Eric Topol's Podcast: Conversation about AI with Andrew Ng Podcast
  • Nvidia Launches Cloud-Based APIs to Accelerate AI Deployment in medical imaging article
  • Mass General Brigham adopts radiology AI 'copilot' from Microsoft article
  • How Epic is using AI to change the way EHRs work article
  • Meditron: ETH Lausanne bietet offenes KI-System für die Medizin article
  • AI has immense potential to bring high-quality health care article
  • Balancing The Pros And Cons Of AI In Healthcare article
  • Hippocratic AI Launches Early Access Partnership Program With Leading Healthcare Organizations article
  • Pathway: $5 Million Raised To Expand Medical Knowledge Platform article pathway website

AI in Drug Discovery

  • Eric Topol @ TED: Can AI catch what doctors miss? article
  • Podcast with David Liu: A Mastercalss on the Future of Genome Editing Podcast
  • Mapping the micro and macro of biology with spatial omics and AI article
  • AI Powered Drug Discovery NVIDIA Tech, NVIDIA-Genentech Partnership
  • PHAIR – the future of drug safety article
  • ETH: Künstliche Intelligenz findet Wege zu neuen Medikamenten article
  • IBM, Boehringer partner on genAI, foundation models for therapeutic antibody research article
  • Cradle raises $24M to expand Generative AI for protein design and engineering article
  • M&A trends in AI for drug discovery article

Startup Funding

  • Health care company secures $41M in funds article
  • Clinical Generative AI Startup Startup Layer Health Raises $4M article
  • AI-enabled imaging company Aidoc raises $30M article
  • Certainly Health Raises $2.3M in Funding to Enable Consumers to Book Any Doctor With Upfront Prices article


  • FDA-Approved: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Enabled Medical Devices FDA Database
  • USA: Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence US Gov
  • EU AI Act article
  • Five things you need to know about the EU’s new AI Act article
  • European Health Data Space: Council agrees its position article
  • Regulations and Reimbursement of Software as a Medical Device in Europe Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
  • AWAK Technologies Announces FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for their Artificial Intelligence Enabled Kidney Disease Prediction Tool article