An independent jury comprising experts from the insurance industry and healthcare sector selected two equally outstanding digitalisation ideas to be the winners out of five finalists from the German health insurance industry. The chairman of the jury, Prof Dr Peter Maas from the University of St. Gallen remarked: “Two approaches were so convincing – each in their own way – that we couldn’t decide on just one winner. Our two winning leaders clearly show how innovative the healthcare sector currently is.”
The two private health insurance companies ottonova and Central were able to win the jury over with their solutions: ottonova demonstrates how to apply the opportunities presented by digitalisation to private health insurance particularly consistently. The customer benefits in terms of service – for example, when it comes to availability – support and transparency, as well as from telemedical consultations and, ultimately, from a lean cost structure, which enables consistent digital processes.
Central’s development is an interactive care concept for diabetics. This project shows how systematically combining old and new media can accompany and support people with certain pathologies and motivate them to take up a more healthy lifestyle. The online portal, telemedical vital data and patient care modules interact through telecoaching to provide an innovative, successful e-health application.
In addition, the winner of the special SmartIdea prize was presented: DOCYET GmbH is a young start-up whose solutions simplify access to medical care using a chatbot – also abroad and across linguistic barriers.