What You Need to Know
- Connecting to new data sources is hot.
- New risk-assessment strategies are hot.
- Machine learning systems are out there.
New York Life Insurance Company and Cerner Corp., a large health care technology company, said this week that they’re working together to develop better electronic health record (EHR) retrieval technology.
The companies said they’re trying to make use of health records in the life underwriting process easier for consumers and for health care providers.
Alex Cook, New York Life’s head of strategic capabilities, is overseeing the digital health data collaboration for New York Life,
Art Glasgow, senior vice president of strategic growth Cerner, is overseeing Cerner’s contributions.
New York Life is based in New York.
Swiss Re and Milliman have teamed up to help life insurers make more use of life insurance applicants’ prescription records.
The companies will be adding the Milliman Intelliscript Irix risk-scoring algorithm to Swiss Re’s Magnum Automated Underwriting Solution.
The life insurers that use the Swiss Re Magnum system will be able to use the Irix tool to estimate mortality risk.
Swiss Re has also announced an EHR data partnership with Diameter Health.
Swiss Re will use Diameter Health technology to organize and summarize EHR information, then feed the EHR information into the Magnum underwriting systems and other Swiss Re underwriting systems.
MedVirginia Inc. is working with 1upHealth Inc. to create a new type of EHR data pipe.