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The New Era of Health Insurtech in the Insurance Industry

The New Era of Health Insurtech in the Insurance Industry

Conferences, Telemedicine
The digitization of the healthcare insurance sector is happening. Although they have been a bit slower in adopting digital solutions, compared to other players like pharma companies, insurers are getting into the game and slowly digitizing their services. As McKinsey mentioned in a recent report, digitization is needed to face the rising costs of claims and the complexity of claim management. Technological tools can help decomplexing insurance while making the end-to-end operational processes, from data input to payment, smoother. There is a clear shift in the insurance industry, from thinking in terms of prices to services.  The main players have been expanding their services those past years and focusing more on the end-users. Sanitas was the 1st digital insurance in Spain. Through the BLUA app, customers can make a video consultation with their…
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Telemedicine: Putting the Patient at the Center!

Telemedicine: Putting the Patient at the Center!

Hospital, Telemedicine
Hard to believe but this week I had my very 1st video consultation. I have been working in the digital health space for nearly 10 years, am very familiar with telemedicine solutions but never had a video consultation till now. And when your doctor is very much into digital, and lead the digital hospital, you don’t have much excuse... To my defense, I don’t go to the doctor very often, once a year for a checkup… and I very much like human contact so I enjoy having in person conversations (and I can test my doctor’s latest wearables).  But i have to say, my 1st experience with video consultation, and the whole experience around it, exceeded my expectations.  As many people confined at home, without possibility to go and see…
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Keeping your mind busy during COVID19

Keeping your mind busy during COVID19

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Here is a list of activities to keep you busy and mentally healthy while staying at home. Meditation Headspace is offering a selection of free sessions to 'weathering the storm' : https://www.headspace.com/es/covid-19 and FREE for healthcare professionals. Available in English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese. Calm also offers some free sessions. Available in English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese. Yoga YogaONE by DIR. Classes available on Instagram IGLive and IGTV. In Spanish. BeYourBestButterfly is offering classes at 7pm every day. In Spanish. Exercices Clubs DIR. 15min classes of abdominals, Total Body, Latino dance, Pilates, HIIT, etc. More content available for members en diracasa.com. In Spanish (that's my gym, highly recommendable!) Theatre and museums The Royal Opera House is offering selected productions on demand free of charge: https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalOperaHouse The Met…
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5 Key Tips for Your High Impact Networking

5 Key Tips for Your High Impact Networking

Conferences
I was recently invited to Future Health Club to share my 5 key tips for high impact networking: Build a network. It's all about trust It's not about you, it's about them! Work on your personal branding Be resilient [pdf-embedder url="https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.44/tmv.1a2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/5-Tipcs.pdf" title="5 Tips Networking High Impact"]   Main take aways: Go to conferences and Meetups to educate yourself and meet like-minded people Be active on social media - My favorites are Twitter and Linkedin Follow influencers on Twitter (Here is a list to get you started in digital health), use relevant #, share and comment Linkedin, great to post articles to position yourself Join online communities like #pinksocks. It's a great way to meet and bond with new people easily Meet people for coffee to get to know them, learn…
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How to Build a Community in Healthcare? My podcast on Faces of Digital Health

How to Build a Community in Healthcare? My podcast on Faces of Digital Health

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Early 2020, Tjasa Zajc, the founder of the podcast Faces of Digital Health was in Barcelona for a few days. She participated in our Health 2.0 Barcelona Meetup and shared her best podcast moments from 2019. Tjasa has a special interest in digital health and healthcare ecosystems around the world. While Tjasa was in town, we recorded a podcast together where we discussed a topic that has been core to my life and close to my heart those past years: community building in healthcare. One of my proudest one being the Health 2.0 Barcelona chapter: Created 8 years ago, we have now over 1600 members and have organized more than 50 events. We also discussed how to build and maintain successful networks, how to engage healthcare professionals and what being…
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Innovating in Digital Medicine – Used Case of Hospital Sanitas CIMA Barcelona

Innovating in Digital Medicine – Used Case of Hospital Sanitas CIMA Barcelona

Conferences, Hospital
On January 28th 2020, we organised a special edition of our Health 2.0 Barcelona meetings in hospital Sanitas CIMA in Barcelona. The hospital has been very active developing and implementing solutions to digitise the hospital and the services offered to the customers and patients through their digital medicine department. [caption id="attachment_759" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Hospital CIMA Innovation Team [/caption] Antoni Giro, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Jorge Velazquez and Cesar Morcillo, presented some of the services and solutions they have been putting into place across and outside the hospital: The Blua video-consultation, which enables patients to visit their doctor from the confort of their home, across Spain and beyond 24/7 or even receive their prescription directly at home. Connected Health, a service to monitor patients with cardiac condition or hypertension for example 24/7. Patients…
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Digital Health Ecosystem: Highlights 2019

Digital Health Ecosystem: Highlights 2019

Conferences, Digital Therapeutics
Every year, we organise a Health 2.0 Barcelona chapter where I share the highlights from the previous year in the digital health space and touch on what we can expect for the coming months. Here is a summary of the 2020 edition, looking back at 2019: [pdf-embedder url="https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.44/tmv.1a2.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Trends1920.pdf"] Some notes about the slides Investment scene: 2019 was another strong year for digital health funding, the second record year after 2018, with about the same number of deals and the same average deal sizes (ca 20M). It was also the IPO year in digital health/wellness with 6 companies that went public, 4 of which ended 2019 with positive results. Investments received by European companies: Babylon leading the way with the highest ever round received by a European digital health company. Lead…
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Digital Therapeutics: the Keys to Success

Digital Therapeutics: the Keys to Success

Digital Therapeutics
What are digital therapeutics? How are they impacting healthcare? What's the potential behind? Here are some tips for startups that are looking at launching a DTx app. Digital Therapeutics (DTx) have been under the spotlight this past year. They have the potential to become a game-changer in healthcare for patients, healthcare professionals, pharmaceuticals and insurance companies. The Digital Therapeutics Alliance developed a definition to differentiate DTx solutions from health and wellness apps. The tipping point of the rise of DTx was Pear Therapeutics becoming the first Prescription Therapeutic Solution to receive clearance from FDA for reSET in September 2017. The ReSET Prescription Digital Therapeutic (PDT), developed in collaboration with Sandoz, treats patients with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). The second milestone was when Pear signed a collaboration deal with Novartis to co-develop digital therapeutics for schizophrenia…
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