Digital life and health in China
Editorial by Hugh Terry
In this edition of China in Focus, sponsored by Swiss Re, we look at how China is using InsurTech to bridge the treatment gap in its health service, diagnose life-affecting diseases at the genetic level and monitor chronic illnesses to manage risk and encourage behaviour that reduces the risk for the policyholder.
In addition to our main feature, we also focus on a startup that is making a name for itself in the medical access and insurance market. WeDoctor is blazing a trail delivering innovative virtual medical assistance and bridging the gap between China’s vast population and scarce medical resources.
We also take a brief look at Ping An’s revolutionary approach to overhauling the human component of its distribution chain. It’s using tech to find, recruit and train its agent network, saving time, money and delivering high-quality advisers on the ground three-times faster than in the past.
Enjoy the edition!