electronic medical records
Electronic Health Records – What are they and How Will they Affect Life and Disability Insurance Underwriting?
The advent of electronic health records (EHRs) brings to mind a story I like to tell. I was developing a ruleset for an automated underwriting rules engine 20 years ago when the IT director brought up a point during dinner. He said, “You underwriters really like your medical records. Well, I need them in an electronic data format with a dedicated field containing diagnostic codes. Then I can use those codes to assign an automated risk class.”
Electronic Health Records: Is Blockchain a Good Fit?
Even though paper records for most medical practices have evolved to digital, all of that data currently resides in silos, where consumers attempt to reconcile data among their providers and health payors. This can be challenging, as there is no single source that identifies where all of an individual’s health data resides, let alone the order in which it was entered.
Blockchain - What Is It Good for?
Much is said about blockchain technology, and how it will change how business operates. As with any new technology, a gap exists between understanding the theory and seeing the practical applications. But it should be no surprise that blockchain technology is already being used to secure the digital electronic health record (EHR) of large numbers of people in Europe.
What if Everyone Had Easy Access to his Medical Records?
After more than 2 decades of online shopping and online banking, online access to medical records for patients is finally entering health care’s mainstream. Most US and UK health care providers now have the technology to gather patient medical information electronically, and to provide patients with online access to that information.
Electronic Health Records Data Webcast: Are You Ready?
Electronic health records (EHRs) are having a huge impact on the life insurance industry. RGA has dedicated resources monitoring this space and developing tools to leverage EHRs in the sale of insurance. In our second webcast covering EHRs, RGA will discuss our vision for EHRs with respect to life insurance, current initiatives related to these records and strategies for utilization of structured and unstructured data from electronic medical data sources. This webcast will also include an update on EHR adoption, meaningful use and interoperability in the United States.