Electronic Health Records: Is Blockchain a Good Fit?
Even though paper records for most medical practices have evolved to digital, all of that data currently resides in silos, where consumers attempt to reconcile data among their providers and health payors. This can be challenging, as there is no single source that identifies where all of an individual’s health data resides, let alone the order in which it was entered.
Cancer Risks: Are We Getting Them Right?
Researching cancer mortality over the past few months has proved to be a bit of an eye-opener, and in three ways: firstly the level of excess mortality seen in a number of cancers, secondly the duration over which an extra risk persists, and thirdly that excess mortality may extend over a considerable period.
Look Who's Fighting Our Algorithmic Overlords
A scientist has come up with a way to measure whether an AI is biased.
An Update on Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
This article will provide a contemporary perspective of HCM, including potential treatment modalities and how its risk is currently stratified. Aspects of this condition that present particular challenges for the insurance underwriter will also be described.
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Digitization in the Insurance Industry - Opportunities for the Application Process
Digitization has spread to every aspect of our personal and professional lives - including, of course, the insurance industry. It affects all sorts of different areas: from interfaces with end-customers and brokers, to wearables like fitness trackers that are supposed to encourage customers to behave in a more self-aware way.
Impaired Risk Review: Mycosis Fungoides
Generally we think of lymphoma as a blood cancer (like Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins disease)—diagnosable diseases from blood testing and lymph node involvement. Occasionally, the lymphomas may arise from primary skin disease.
It’s Time to Future-Proof Your Data, Systems and Culture
The long-term prospects of most Life and Health insurers are going to be determined by their ability to transition from a product-based approach to a customer-centric value proposition. But, if they’re going to make that leap, insurers will have to know more about their customers, their behaviors and decision-making processes.
Where Do Life Insurance Products Go Next?
As we look at a world in flux, it’s important to remember that the only constant is change. Technology is a good example, as it has a far-reaching impact on other industries.