Insuring Digital Health 2023

Insuring Digital Health 2023

26. October 2023 12:00 - 26. October 2023 18:00 | Mannheim

partners4patients 2023 | matchmaking event with speed dating session for startups and health insurers, for new and needs-based solutions for patients

Insuring Digital Health, organized by 5-HT Digital Hub for Chemistry & Health, is a matchmaking event where health insurers and startups will come together on October 26, 2023 to discuss onboarding opportunities for innovative solutions.

Now in its fifth year, the goal of the event is once again to integrate the innovative solutions of startups in the field of digital health into the service portfolio of health insurance companies.

The event with pitches and subsequent speed-dating sessions is the optimal setting to present new solution approaches and to get to know the needs of the providers in a practical way.

The programme

  • Participants
    The program is specifically for mature startups that provide digital solutions for patients and seek direct contact with insurance companies and health plans.

  • Date
    October 26, 2023

  • Event Location
    CUBEX ONE, Franz-Volhard-Straße 5, 68167 Mannheim

  • Language
    The event will be held in German.

  • Our offer
    Participation in the event is free of charge.

  • Your advantage
    Startups can present themselves and their services to insurance companies, health insurers and representatives from the healthcare sector and then explore the possibilities of further cooperation in individual sessions. Exclusive breakout rooms for speed dating sessions between health insurers and startups will be available, as well as the foyer for lecture followed by discussion and One2One matchmaking opportunities.

The agenda

12.00 Reception, registration

12.30 Opening, presentation of 5-HT Digital Hub Chemistry & Health & welcome of attending health insurance companies

12.50 Keynote on BASF's new integrated Medical Center by Prof. Christoph Oberlinner, MD, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

1:15 p.m. Pitching of the startups

2:30 p.m. Networking lunch

3:30 p.m. Speeddating Round I: Matchmaking between health insurance companies and startups

4:30 p.m. Break

4:45 p.m. Speeddating Round II: Matchmaking between health insurances and startups

5:00 p.m. Summary, outlook and networking, OpenEnd

The startups

The health insurance companies

The event

"Insuring Digital Health" took place for the 5th time on 26 October 2023, this time under the sole organization of 5-HT in Mannheim, at CUBEX ONE. The event, which was described by participants as the highlight of the year, once again brought digital health start-ups together with leading health insurance companies to promote innovative solutions for the healthcare sector.

Matchmaking and speed dating between healthcare start-ups and representatives of health insurance companies and insurers were used to discuss new, needs-based and digital solutions for patients - a necessity in light of the advancing digitalization of the German healthcare system.

Joseph Meiser from Pronova BKK described the event as the "highlight of the year". The overarching goal is to establish fruitful cooperation between start-ups and health insurance companies. This is also reflected in the participation of well-known health insurance companies, including AOK Baden-Württemberg, Die Techniker, BIG direkt gesund, IKK Südwest, BARMER and, for the first time, hkk Krankenkasse and Mobil Krankenkasse. The presence of these institutions underlines the relevance of the exchange in order to implement digital solutions in the healthcare system.

Anita Guth from GWQ ServicePlus AG also emphasized the importance of collaboration with the 5-HT team for innovative solutions. Together with 5-HT Senior Ecosystem Manager Lisa Tschalenko, she presented the resulting successful cooperation between GWQ ServicePlus AG and the startup Ligari.

Susa Horvath from ZenZen Diabetes Support described the event as her "favorite event". Together with other carefully selected start-ups such as Cogthera, HealthMe App, inContAlert, LipoCheck, TOM Medications, XUND, Diametos GmbH and VoiceMed, they helped to showcase the diversity and innovative strength of the digital health sector.

Jannik Lock from incontAlert put it in a nutshell: "It was a great event with a really tangible outcome." This underlines the immediate impact and tangible benefits that the event provided for the participants.

Special thanks go to Prof. Dr. Christoph Oberlinner, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer of BASF, for his inspiring keynote speech. He gave an insight into the new integrated Medical Center and an outlook for the future, emphasizing the importance of health for the future.

The agenda of the event was varied and offered participants the opportunity to exchange ideas in various formats. The reception and registration were followed by the opening and presentation of the 5-HT Digital Hub Chemistry & Health.

The startup pitch session was followed by a networking lunch, followed by two rounds of exclusive speed dating between health insurance companies and startups. Participants had the opportunity to share their innovative ideas and solutions with the health insurance companies represented.

This year's "Insuring Digital Health" was hosted by Lisa Tschalenko, who received a lot of recognition for both moderating the event and organizing it.

"It was once again a great pleasure to host this event. I look into the enthusiastic faces of the participants and a relaxed and joyful atmosphere between the start-ups and health insurance companies. We have our finger on the pulse here and realize that a lot has already been achieved and that much more can be achieved together. We have once again proven the added value that this on-site event offers," says Lisa Tschalenko.

The event ended with an outlook for the coming year and networking, which gave participants the opportunity to deepen their discussions and explore potential collaborations.

Insuring Digital Health was perceived as extremely successful by established health insurance companies. Christiane Heidrich from BIG direkt gesund emphasized the importance of the direct exchange between startups and health insurance companies and highlighted the impetus and inspiration they took away from the event. "Nothing can replace the direct exchange between startups and health insurance companies, and Insuring Digital Health offers the perfect platform for this," said Heidrich. These words reflect the essential role of the event as a bridge between innovative ideas and established institutions in the healthcare sector.

We would also like to thank CUBEX 41, CUBEX ONE and Katharina Klotzbach for allowing the event to take place in Mannheim. The high number of participants, the positive feedback and the connections made once again confirm the success of the Insuring Digital Health event as an important platform for promoting innovation in the healthcare sector. We are already looking forward to the next edition next year!

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A review of previous Insuring Digital Health events

Since 2019, the Insuring Digital Health event has brought together startups and well-known representatives of statutory health insurers with pitch sessions, speed dating and networking opportunities. The aim was to present high-tech solutions with high patient relevance and potential cost reduction and to integrate innovative solutions from startups in the field of digital health into the service portfolio of health insurance companies.

Innovations are problem solvers. They are also of central importance in improving health care. Against this backdrop, the format provides important impetus by bringing together innovators and ideas from different fields.

Florian Brandt, IKK Südwest

Insuring Digital Health offers start-ups an early-stage conversation and consulting service with health insurers on the world of care in the primary health care market.

Cristina Montesinos-Handtrack, Techniker Krankenkasse

Not packing the meeting of start-ups and health insurance companies into an event where lectures are given in a "frontal lecture format", but instead enabling an interactive exchange, gave the event a pleasing freshness. The speed-dating format in particular favours direct communication between the participants and promotes the networking idea of such an event.

Sonja Noll, mhplus

The organisers have made an exciting selection of different start-ups, which have found a suitable forum here for a first meeting with the health insurance representatives present.

Christian Goedel, Barmer
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