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Technological innovations offer health insurers business opportunities

Innovations in healthcare technologies have been growing, which is evident by the increasing attention of the venture capital industry. Health insurers can harness these technologies directly or indirectly in many ways that may result in increasing efficiency in operations, decreasing healthcare costs and improving customer satisfaction.

Most innovative solutions use the existing power of internet, mobile phones, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and traditional information technology to create answers to industry-wide challenges.

In this paper, Milliman professionals discuss innovative solutions that can be harnessed directly by health insurers in different parts of the world. They classify healthcare technologies into three categories.

Considerations for implementing population health management programmes

Population health management (PHM) is a hot topic in the healthcare industry, but it means many different things to different people in different contexts. Deciding where to focus effort when developing PHM strategies and programmes is difficult without a clear policy framework and approach. Milliman consultants have written a guide to help managers think through the practical components of a PHM programme, from overall objectives and definitions through to the people. The guide also explores processes and technology enablers that are critical for success. Real-world case studies are referenced to demonstrate how the concepts discussed in the guide can be applied.