Recap: „Digital Health meets InsurTech“ Meetup on February 19th

The first meetup “Digital Health meets InsurTech” powered by the InsurTech Hub Munich, Werk1 and Roche created a lot of interest and was a huge success with more than 200 participants. Startups, corporates, consultants, founders-to-be, students and many more enjoyed a great night of interesting presentations, discussions and networking.

After a short introduction by the organizer Andy Gensch and a warm welcome from Werk1 CEO Florian Mann, Dr. Fabian Winter (Munich Re) presented interesting insights about the power of data in health insurance. Using big data will definitely influence underwriting processes and claims handling in the future, but also provide more information about risk adjustments for the insurer.

Then Jochen Hurlebaus from Roche “the pioneer in healthcare” presented its new digital initiative in Munich. WERK1 and Roche are now working together to advance the digital transformation of the health care system and are establishing the first digital health accelerator for startups. They already have batch zero got kicked off.

The next highlight on stage followed directly afterwards: the pitches of four promising health startups.

Fibricheck – monitor your heart rhythm with your fingertip. Fibricheck supports the detection of irregular heart rhythms including atrial fibrillation. Easy, reliable and cost-efficient.

Ottonova – the first full digital health insurance designed to make the complex issue of health care simple and transparent. Easy. fast, always accessible and your active partner in all health issues.

Teleclinic – 24/7 medical consulting via app, homepage or phone with more than 200 legally qualified doctors in Germany. The professional doctors give medical advice wherever and whenever the patient needs it.

SkinVision – early detection of skin cancer via smartphone. The first CE-certified skin cancer app uses an innovative algorithm to analyze skin spots. Users can keep track of any skin changes and easily share those with their doctor.

Last, but not least the panel discussion presented interesting insights about how insurance and health industry can work closer together in order to foster innovation and move faster. Moderated by Dr. Dominik Pförringer the panel consisting of Benedikt Zacher (CEO BK Ventures), Dr. Jochen Hurlebaus (Innovation and IP Management Roche Diagnostics), Carol Wildhagen (CEO and Co-founder Ariana Health) and Dr. Regina Vetters (Head of Digital and Innovation BARMER) discussed vitally about the different innovation processes and potential cooperation between startups and incumbents. Although the question if Germany and its soon-to-be government need an additional ministry of digitization remained unanswered the meetup was a huge success and generated further discussions while enjoying snacks and drinks. We are looking forward to our next meetup – details will follow soon!