AXA, Microsoft collaborate on global health platform

spike

Furthermore, the platform will seek to break down health service silos to improve research, treatments and prevent diseases.

The partnership will draw on AXA’s global reach, extensive experience in healthcare and insurance, business and technology architecture skills, and Microsoft’s expertise in cloud-based computing, artificial intelligence, and its widespread connections with clinical partners and third-party vendors.

Among the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare technologies to be harnessed for the platform include Azure API for FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), which is said to enable patient insights without compromising patient privacy.

In late 2020, a pilot program was launched, featuring a self-assessment tool,

Read More

WTW reveals new climate modelling tool

spike

Willis Towers Watson has announced the launch of a new global climate modelling tool.

Climate Diagnostic uses advanced data and analytics to demonstrate changes in acute hazards like extreme wind and floods, as well as chronic stress factors like sea-level rise and heat stress, under multiple combinations of climate scenarios and time horizons. The modelling shows how those changes can impact specific properties, enabling clients to determine the best way to mitigate risk across their property portfolios.

Climate Diagnostic is one of a range of products and services to manage climate risk through Willis Towers Watson’s Climate Quantified solutions. It

Read More

Aon launches insurance collaboration to protect COVID-19 vaccine shipments

spike

“Rather than accept the so-called new normal, at Aon we continue to strive toward a ‘new better,’” said Greg Case, CEO of Aon. “We will continue to push the envelope to create innovative solutions that propel our economy and society forward. Providing supply-chain protection for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines around the world is an important step in that process.”

Aon will donate 100% of all revenues earned from the new product in 2021 to a charity dedicated to eradicating the human and economic toll of the pandemic, the company said.

The offering is made possible through a collaboration with

Read More

Aviva Singlife appoints Kim Rosenkilde as chief investment officer

spike

Aviva Singlife has appointed Kim Rosenkilde as group chief investment officer, effective April 08. He reports to Walter de Oude, deputy chairman and interim group chief executive officer.

The company announced that Rosenkilde’s appointment comes as Aviva Singlife Holdings strengthens its new leadership team following the merger of Aviva Singapore and Singlife.

Rosenkilde acted as an advisor to Singlife on its investment and risk management strategy throughout 2020. His appointment to the new entity will see him lead investment management activities and the integration process of Aviva Singapore and Singlife. This includes designing an appropriate refreshed investment risk appetite and

Read More