eHealth as a Core Lever in the Evolution of the Insurance Sector: From “Payer” to “Player”, the Opportunity is Here

  • Andrea Silvello Digital Tech Srl
  • Andrea Colombini Digital Tech Srl
  • Celia Carina Clinciu Digital Tech Srl
Keywords: eHealth, health, telemedicine, insurance, wearables

Abstract

The health insurance sector is getting a considerable amount of attention all around the world and in particular in developed countries. This is partly because of the ever growing costs related to certain health issues like ageing and chronic disease and, on the other hand, due to the reshaping of Public Welfare. Insurers play a crucial role in the health sector worldwide but their current (traditional) role is extremely different according to country specific health and welfare policy. The common factor at an international level is that the Insurers are trying to move from a simple “Payer role” to become a reference point (a “Player”) for all the health-related needs of their customers.

Author Biographies

Andrea Silvello, Digital Tech Srl
Founder & Managing Director at Digital Tech
Andrea Colombini, Digital Tech Srl
General Manager at Digital Tech
Celia Carina Clinciu, Digital Tech Srl
Digital strategist at Digital Tech; Director at insurtechnews.com

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Published
2017-04-03
How to Cite
Silvello, A., Colombini, A., & Clinciu, C. (2017). eHealth as a Core Lever in the Evolution of the Insurance Sector: From “Payer” to “Player”, the Opportunity is Here. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 5, (GKR);e52:(1-3). Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/article/view/296
Section
Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates. Knowledge Resources. Vol. 10, 2017