Category: Health Insurance

SAI Annual Convention: Embedding Wearable Health Tech into Insurance

In May 2018, I presented a session entitled “Embedding Wearable Health Tech Into Insurance” at the Society of Actuaries in Ireland’s Annual Convention. The session explored the potential for physical activity trackers and other wearable health technologies to become embedded into the insurance industry over time. It drew on evidence of the effectiveness of wearables to ...

Unwillingness to disclose data to insurers could hold back progress in genomic medicine

With the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal still featuring prominently in the headlines, data privacy concerns are becoming increasingly apparent in spheres beyond social media. A major report into Genomics and Genome editing in the NHS published today by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee clearly highlights the public’s data privacy concerns surrounding genomic screening. The ...

Why insurers should embrace DIY health

Do-it-yourself (DIY) health is increasingly challenging traditional healthcare models. The most striking example of this is the Open Artificial Pancreas System (OpenAPS). This project uses open source reference implementation to allow Type 1 diabetics to link their glucose monitoring device to their insulin pump. In doing so, the function of the pancreas can be artificially ...