Since the beginning of 2022, several Belgian health insurers – including Helan – have started with a reimbursement of up to 20 euros per calendar year for the use of a medical app like FibriCheck. In our partnership with Helan – one of Belgium’s largest health insurers – we have now gone one step further. Helan members can monitor their heart rhythm free of charge for a year. An evolution that is beneficial for both health insurers and their customers.
Today, healthcare systems are often focussing on the treatment of diseases, and less actions are being taken in terms of prevention. This has not only contributed to ever-increasing healthcare costs, but it also leads to a lot of health concerns that could be prevented. Luckily, we are starting to see some changes.
By adding the reimbursement of digital health applications such as FibriCheck to their offering, health insurers are able to build more meaningful relationships with their clients while also gaining a competitive edge.
Expanding scope from treatment to prevention
Whereas up until now health insurer focus was mostly aimed at the processing and payment of claims, we are now starting to see attention expand to prevention as well thanks to the use of digital solutions, which help people live a healthier life.
By facilitating access to FibriCheck, health insurers achieve several goals:
- Take on a more active role in the detection phase.
- Help prevent serious complications, e.g. a stroke.
- Follow up on clients once a diagnosis has been established.
- Make it possible for their clients to take control over their own health.
- Provide much-needed information about heart rhythm disorders like atrial fibrillation and risk factors.
Gain insights about your clients’ health
It is possible for FibriCheck to share data insights with health insurers related to their clients. This is helpful as it gives them insights they can use to provide an even better service. We are very aware of the fact that this is of course a sensitive topic as clients are rightfully more and more aware of what is happening with their data, especially when it comes to something as personal as their health. That is why we cannot stress enough that we only share anonymized data that cannot be traced back to an individual.