While Digital transformation has found its way into physicians’ offices and hospitals, startups are still faced with the task of bringing their own digital innovations into line with the needs of patients and, above all, with the requirements of the health care system – in particular reimbursement schemes. For that reason, we are organizing the Insuring Digital Health event on 28 September 2021 together with the 5-HT Digital Hub for Chemistry & Health.
12.00 Opening, introduction of the organisers
12.10 Keynote: „Do’s and Don’ts of building digital health startups from a VC perspective“, Dr. Cihat Cengiz, Senior Associate at Dieter von HOLTZBRINCK Ventures (German)
12.30 Pitching of the start-ups
13.15 End of the public event
13.30 Presentation of the health insurance companies
13.45 Speeddating Round I: Matchmaking between health insurance companies and start-ups
15.00 Speeddating Round II: Matchmaking between health insurance companies and start-ups
16:00 Summary and conclusion
Events of this kind are very important for all health insurances. I am especially pleased that the event takes place today in a rather small setting, which allows both the participating health insurance funds and the startups in one-on-one talks to discover concrete synergies and to agree on further steps. I can say for the KNAPPSCHAFT that I detected definitely two to three very interesting approaches today.
The patient of tomorrow, who is today 30 or 40 years old, will have a different expectation in terms of communication and care towards health insurance companies than it is the case today and we must be fair at an early stage. That’s why events of this kind are extremely important to us.
Innovations are problem solvers. They are also central to improving health care. Against this background, the format provides important impulses by bringing together innovators and ideas from different areas. It is particularly gratifying that COVID-19 cannot slow down this innovation process either.