Editorial by Hugh Terry
This month we examine the efforts being made in China to tackle the increasing problem of chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and respiratory conditions.
China has nearly universal public health insurance yet there is widespread concern about the cost of medical procedures, which even those covered must pay significantly towards.
We look at the three-pronged response to these challenges taking place, which focuses on InsurTech and healthcare startups, public-private partnerships and regulation.
Our InsurTech of the month is Beijing-based Dnurse which has continued to make strong progress in integrating hardware and AI based software to deliver personal real-time recommendations to diabetics and is partnering with insurers as a result.
In thought leadership this month Swiss Re identify how insurers can drive better life insurance product design and services through data, as well as highlighting examples of recent client and ecosystem partner projects leveraging data for life insurance.
And in conversation we speak with Frank Desvignes and Erica Li from AXA Lab and AXA Next Asia and get their view on the future of insurance, InsurTech, blockchain, AI and more.
Enjoy the edition.
The Digital Insurer
In-depth look at interesting public-private partnerships currently advancing the provision of health insurance in China.