Project Update, Urbancooker

Healthexplainer.nl live in the Air!

Understanding the dutch health system seems a major difficulty. But with the right explanation you might think differently.

In the last couple of months we spend our evenings wisely: building HealthExplainer. In different languages and with a new approach we explain the system correctly. Today the MVP of the healthexplainer website is live!  Check it out and help us improve! Hurrah!

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Masterclass / Lecture

A h. insurance perspective: ‘A future vision on 3D-printing’

 During the 3D-MedTech printing conference speakers shed light on the most disruptive applications of 3D printing in the medical world, and latest developments and applications in the field. Surprisingly for some – dutch insurance companies have developed a vision towards 3D printing.

I revealed the position of dutch health insurance companies in the 3D landscape and the possibilities for the future. First, by laying out the dutch health insurance landscape, followed by ONVZ’s position and our vision on health innovation that might lead to collaboration with 3D printing companies.  More information about the conference can be found here.

 

 

 

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Insurance

Health Insurance Premiums Rise

People traditionally speak out against the ‘high’ cost of health insurance at the end of every year.  But it is unclear to many why the average health insurance  in the Netherlands rose this year with approximately €10 per month. This video (start at 1:08) explains why the health insurance premium increased at ONVZ Health Insurance. Apart from the possibility to implement new (cost-reducing) innovations in health care there are three reasons why the insurance premium rose this year:

  • The demographic of the Netherlands country (the average age is still growing – and an older population tends to consume more health care)
  • The legal required insured care increased (more insured care results in a more comprehensive care package and therefore in a higher price for the insurance)
  • The extra buffer the insurance company have next to the capital buffer shrunk (last year the insurance companies reduced their buffers in favour of their clients – this year the buffers aren’t high enough to compensate for the increased health care prices)
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Masterclass / Lecture

Masterclass: Future (health)insurance

image1 (6)Moviemakers and dreamers have shown us amazing visions of innovation in healthcare and the positive impact on our lives. One day we might live forever and soon we can predict when diseases will occur in our lives. Unfortunately – or maybe it’s fortunate….. – we still have a lot of work to do and limitations to overcome before those innovations will be reality.  What role will the insurer play in the future?

That last question was the central topic of last Friday’s Masterclass. During this Masterclass I discussed the future of (Health)care insurance innovation with 30 eager young professionals of Studelta. We discussed the basic concepts of innovation, adaption of innovation in health and the applications and products that have emerged in recent years. Examples like ‘advanced customised medicine’ and novel sensor technology were under debate.

In the second part of the Masterclass the main topic we discussed was the development of a corporate strategy in the light of the current trends and developments. How do you develop such a strategy and what is the impact on your workforce? And what options do you have to adapt?

We can’t predict the future – but for sure we can shape it.

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Project Update

First Prototype of Project Health Alarm! :)

Together with the VU (Vrije Universiteit) we developed the first prototype of a Health Alarm. This application will help us to understand the possibilities of  mobile sensing using smart phones. The sensors from large numbers of users can in theory be combined to gather valuable data and information about people, environments, and cities, but doing this efficiently and in a privacy-preserving way is a major challenge. Currently we can test and exploit more and more novel sensors to give real-time feedback and advice to users.

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Project Update

Smart Health Consumer Summit

logo-multiscope Smart Health Consumer Summit.

In collaboration with Philips, Eneco, Triggi & ONVZ the Dutch Research Company Multiscope convened 60 marketeers, entrepeneurs, scientists and sr. health leaders for the Smart Health Consumer Summit in Den Bosch. During my presentation I explained how our health care environment rapidly is changing from a re-active state to a more pro-active state. Whereby (passive) sensor information in early healthy life phases have a crucial role. The interpretation of the data collected out of these sensors will steer health innovation in the next couple of years.

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Additionally I showed which innovations (smart pill – cam pill and many more) are already accessible for everybody and how to create an atmosphere of Innovation within a company.

 

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