Health microinsurance schemes seek to provide financial protection and access to healthcare for the poor. Mobile phones can help with reducing costs, addressing challenges with scale-up, enroling clients, collecting premiums and more. Mobile health increases efficiency and has huge potential to change health-seeking behaviour, which could translate to significant savings for entire healthcare systems.
This article was first published in the July issue of The Actuary magazine.
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m-Health: Remote access
Mobile devices have improved access to health insurance and healthcare, particularly for underserved populations.